WE ARE NOW ON A HIATUS FROM SHOPKEEPING. THINGS NEED TO BE SOLVED, SO WE ARE TAKING TIME TO THINK. THE COOPER HEWITT SHOP IS LARGELY SOLD OUT OF OUR THINGS BUT HAVE SOME ON THEIR WEBSITE ONLY. BELOW IS OUR ARCHIVE OF ALL THE OBJECTS WE HAVE EVER FOUND. WRITE US IF YOU NEED US AT: INFO@KIOSKKIOSK.COM WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Sambo Licorice Rope
10" x 4"
Sugar, Wheat, Glucose Syrup, Licorice, Table Salt, Vegetable Fat, Color & Aniseed Oil
Sambo is one of the brands of Kólus, the most well-known licorice manufacturer in Iceland. We had a meeting with the seventy-year-old “Mr. Kólus”, and, as much as we begged and pleaded, he refused to let us see the factory. I really thought I would be able to work my charms on him, but in the end all we had was an engaging conversation and no factory tour. You can’t blame him, I guess. He told us how, month after month, teachers, union members, licorice club founders and children and mothers alike called and asked if they could see the factory. I kind of think he enjoyed saying NO… but, then again, they make the best licorice and it is better they concentrate on keeping it the best. I would not want anything to hinder their quality. It is top notch. The visit to his little wood-paneled office was one of the highlights of our trip. We talked and listened and giggled and ate a bunch of candy. At the end he told me I was a tough lady, stubborn and firm, not accepting NO, and he liked that. How lovely it was.