Memoirs of a liquorice maker
The fact that Oldtimers liquorice is still being made at the Van Slooten factory in the small village of Jirnsum isn’t all that obvious... Only due to the shared willpower of the four Douwenga generations, the recipes with their distinctive taste have been preserved.
Watch the memoirs of Jochum Douwenga and let yourself be carried away by the story behind Oldtimers.
Oldtimers from Van Slooten are based on an original recipe. Only the very best ingredients are used, meaning gum Arabic, liquorice root and only natural colours and flavourings. And free from gluten and gelatin! Oldtimers are packed in a unique box with a special freshness seal to maintain their unique superior flavour.
Spicy sweet and soft liquorice.
Sailers Knot Liquorice
Sweet tasting ship's knot's liquorice.
Liquorice with a salty salmiak liquorice flavour.
Frequently asked questions
Van Slooten is made in our factory in the Netherlands. The sugar and glucose fructose syrup in our products are coming from the Netherlands. The molasses and salmiak salt in our products are coming from countries within Europe. The licorice root extract and the licorice root powder are coming from countries both within and outside Europe.
Please open the complete overview for the most recent information.
The composition of the mix is not always equal. Sometimes there will be less or more (or sometimes none at all) of certain varieties of sweets in a package. Prior to packaging, the products are placed into a vibrating tray. This is where the different products are placed together in the prescribed proportions. The vibrating tray mixes the different flavors together. We don't have the technology to get the distribution proportions exactly right, this is why it can happen that the mixing is not carried out sufficiently.
In the event that a product doesn't reach you in perfect condition, please return the packaging and content together with your name and adress to:
Van Slooten Consumer Service
PO box 20
2800 AA Gouda