Golia Italian Licorice Candy History Perfetti

Perfetti Van Melle is a privately held Italian global manufacturer of confectionery and gum. It was formed in 2001 with the acquisition of Van Melle of the Netherlandss, by the Italian group Perfetti of Italy and having its corporate headquarters in Lainate (Milan) Italy. Perfetti Van Melle bills itself as the third largest confectionery manufacturer in the world after Kraft Foods,.The company owns a major subsidiary in the United States (Perfetti Van Melle USA), as well several others in large markets around the world.


 Italians love liquorice and anise flavors. The most popular liquorice candy is Golia (pictured far right) – tiny little white wrappers with a chewy/gummy liquorice button inside. Other than these “classiche,” Golia has branched out into many non-liquorice varieties, including mint, fruit and balsamic varieties.

The most popular licorice candy in Italy, Golia is an Historical Italian brand, that has branched out into many non-licorice varietys, including mint, fruit and balsamic flavours.

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