Last year, the eighth annual installment of Lakritsfestivalen welcomed 11,000 visitors to Annexet at Stockholm Globe City. The two-day party celebrates the tasty root along with its nostalgia-inducing and antiinflammatory qualities, welcoming producers and liquorice lovers from across the globe. “The majority of our guests are people who are simply crazy about liquorice. Some of them travel far, some arrange big family reunions here. Some experience euphoria as we open the doors – they just rush in past the entrance to find their favourite liquorice,” says festival founder Tuija Räsänen and laughs. “It’s a happy event with a touch of madness!”