Venco is a local jewel in the Netherlands. The brand’s legacy dates back to 1878 when the liquorice company was founded in Amsterdam. Today, Venco is the leading liquorice brand in the Netherlands, where it is considered “the original Dutch liquorice”. Venco is not only a national Dutch hero. The black Venco liquorice products, produced from the root extract of the liquorice plant, have fans around the world, making the brand an international market leader too. The iconic Venco liquorice sticks called Schoolkrijt look just like the school chalk they are named after. They have a sweet, crisp, minty shell on the outside and the liquorice on the inside has a slightly spicy flavour kick. The chalk and honey liquorice items are both top-sellers, but Venco covers all the traditional varieties: sweet, salty, soft and hard.