Haribo Black Liquorice Pontefract Cakes have a unique history: Originally, these European treats were given to visitors of royalty and have been sold in Pontefract, UK for hundreds of years making them one of the oldest candies available!
Monks in the 16th century created these disks as a medicine for coughs and stomach complaints. When sugar was added to them in 1760 they became immensely popular.
In the mediavel town of Pontefract there is still a large yearly festival devoted just to liquorice!
Pontefract Cakes are soft, chewy, licorice candies imprinted with the stamp of Pontefract castle.
Ingredients: Sugar, treacle, wheatflour, glucose syrup, water, liquorice extract, salt, flavouring, gelling agent (gelatine), glazing agents (vegetable oil, beeswax and carnauba wax).