Sweet dreams: The most hardcore Finnish candies ranked

They’re famously Finnish and have been the candy of choice for many Finns for over a century. Yet many people don’t even consider them to be a sweet. We are, of course,  talking about salmiakki, known in English as salty licorice.

An incredibly popular treat in Finland and other Nordic countries, it’s no secret it's something of an acquired taste. Flavoured with ammonium chloride, salmiakki has a strong, salty flavour — which Finns love. If you’re an adventurous non-Finnish candy lover who has never heard of salmiakki, don’t expect much. It’s probably better that way.

Nonetheless, if you want to give it a go, we’ve rounded up the best Finnish candies for the hardcore amongst you. If you're a connoisseur, you'll probably guessed already which one has earned the #1 spot. Here they are in descending order. Nom nom!



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