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AMARELLI | SKU: CND-107
Amarelli Spezzatina liquorice are small, slightly rounded crunchy bits of pure liquorice with a strong and bitter, long-lasting taste presented in a beautiful, Old World collectible tin. The Amarelli family established an assembly plant in 1731, in order to extract the juice from the liquorice plants that had grown alongside their land since the sixteenth century. Sap is extracted from it's roots whose therapeutic properties and superb aroma has been known for over 35 centuries.
The region of Calabria sits at the "toe" of the Italian boot, swaddled by the crystal blue water of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Home to several National parks, the terrain here spans the gamut from warm beaches to dense forrest to high mountain vistas -- diversity that deeply influences the local cuisine. In Calabria, fresh vegetables, pasta, red meats and seafood make for a distinctive medley that draws on the best of Italian food tradition.
The Amarelli family of Rossano, Italy has been involved in licorice production since the 16th century. The current Amarelli plant was built in 1731, making it one of the oldest operating confectionaries in Italy. Today, Amarelli continues to produce candies, bastoncini and liquors from their estate-grown licorice roots.