Sweet stories

Read about the history of the sweets here.

Alku

 Alku Caramel Toffee – a classic from the 1910’s Alku caramel toffee is one of Finland’s oldest sweets still in manufacture.  The Finnish people have enjoyed the creamy flavour for more than a hundred years. Brunberg’s predecessors Lindfors included Alku toffees in their line of products from the 1910’s when Lindfors acquired William Wiik’s candy [...]

Liquorice

The long and delicious history of Liquorice When the aroma of liquorice hovers over the streets of Porvoo, you know that Brunberg’s factory is cooking a batch of soft, fresh, black, and rich liquorice. Liquorice is one of the most popular sweets in Finland.  Brunberg included liquorice in their selection in 1932 but the roots [...]

Kisses

The history of “Kisses” A round waffle, a fluffy foam filling and a thin chocolate cover – that is what Kisses are made of. Kisses are known around the world, but it is debated which country has the honour of manufacturing the first Kisses. According to one version it was a confectioner from Paris who, [...]

Chocolate

Chocolate from Brunberg Chocolate arrived in Europe in the 16th century. The Spaniards had crossed the Atlantic and landed in Central America, led by Christopher Columbus.  In the jungle they met Indians, who drank a bitter concoction seasoned with chilli pepper.  The drink was both warming and refreshing.  The beans the Spanish conquerors brought back [...]

Truffle

Brunberg’s 100-year-old Truffle A truffle is a small, velvety, melt in the mouth, piece of chocolate.  For almost 100 years truffles have been a popular gift for any occasion as well as enhancing your coffee break. Traditionally truffles have also been served at the end of Christmas dinner. The delicious taste of a truffle leaves [...]