We were moving a boat in foul weather and I was cold, bored, wet, and a bit seasick. Somehow that nasty awful rotten candy took my mind off it and made me a bit less sad that I was alive.
Yepp! Happiest people on the planet! Used to be the Danes but they got it too. "Turkisk Peber" is from Denmark, produced by Fazer (Finnish) nowadays but ..
Djungelvrål would be a nice one to get, it's all salt on the surface so .. that may not be your thing, but you could actually rinse it off and the licorice inside is harder and .. different.. creamier? Toffieer? Or maybe it's just all that salt before-hand which trick you. That's Swedish licorice. Lkerol (also Swedish) Salmiaki is likely sold quite a lot here but is salmiak all over and a lot of it and even I don't like it but I buy it anyway because .. salt (not NaCL, NaCL+licorice doesn't taste the same ..)
The bags I bought was Finnish "Kouvolan Lakritsi" but basically simply because it seem to be the only product they produce and then I don't have to worry about gelatin and such.
The Turkisk peber have ... pepper in it, so it's a different thing. There's also things like "Salta kanoner" (Salt cannons) or whatever which maybe are similar.
The finns (sold here to and likely the same in LIDL under their own brand) also have "Panda licorice" which may be better from a non-Nordic perspective because not only isn't it salmiac licorice but it's also mild in taste and less chewy than Djungelvrål. I don't really want to buy it because since it's so mild I'll eat more of it and that's of course than than eating less of it. Djungelvrål give more flavor for the weight & volume and Lkerol is made of gummi arabicum and Stevia among other things and is sold in small pastill cardboard cases so that will have even less weight and sugar in it. Most licorice seem to be based of wheat-flour and sugar/molasses, sometimes glucose syrup or corn-starch and pretty rarely gelatin, of course hard versions will mostly just be sugar and some syrup maybe but ... hard? :/
Anyway, salt licorice, alcohol, spiced whine, "beautiful women" (how would I know?!) .. makes it work! :D
Sweden is fucked and done by now though. Best place in the world in the 80s and so shitty now. Good work!