FAQ

Would you like to know something about Katjes?

Where does the name “Katjes” actually come from?

Katjes is the Dutch word for "little cat". Our first product also was a little liquorice cat. Everyone liked it so much that the whole family was named after it: The Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co. KG.

How long have you been around already?

The Katjes-family was established in 1950 by Klaus Fassin under the  name Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co. KG. But our story actually goes back even further – to 1910 – with a recipe for the manufacture of liquorice from Sicily! This is how the production of our little liquorice cats “Katjes” began. In the 70s, we commenced the production of the first fruit gums.

Do you have any questions regarding our products?

For many years now, our most popular product has been the Yoghurt-Gums. And we also do quite a bit to ensure that you like eating them: We use valuable apple pectin as a gelling agent and exclusively natural colourants. Apart from this, the gums have a high share of skimmed milk yoghurt powder and have a delicious taste of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, pears, raspberries and lemons.

Why do Katjes taste so yummy?

High-quality products are of great importance to us. That is why we only use high-quality and natural ingredients. Artificial colourants? For us, these are an absolute no-no! Instead, we only use fruit juices, fruit pulp and colouring extracts from fruits and plants for our fruit gums. By doing so, we also completely refrain from using artificial flavourings. For our liquorice products, we only use high-quality liquorice juices from selected areas of cultivation.

Where can I purchase your products?

Actually, almost anywhere in Germany and in several other countries. However, it may occasionally happen that you cannot find a particular product of ours at your retailer. Fortunately, nearly all of our products are available online. Just check it out here or here.

Why can’t I find a particular product in my supermarket anymore?

Sometimes it happens that there is less demand for one of our products. Naturally, we would not like to have any products in our range that you do not like so much. Hence, we sometimes remove some from our assortment. In turn, though, we continuously add new ones! Just take a look at our product overview, where you will find all the fruit gums and liquorices that we currently have in our assortment.

Do you have any questions regarding our ingredients & nutritional values?

Do you have any products without gelatine?

We have numerous products in our assortment that are manufactured without gelatine. However, the recipes of our products are continuously improved, which could result in slight changes. This is why we recommend that you always check the ingredients listed on our packaging.

Products without gelatine:
Katjes Yoghurt-Gums, Grün-Ohr Hase, Grün Ohr Bärchen, Katjes Fred Ferkel, Tappsy, Katjes Katzen Pfötchen, the classic products: Katjes-Kinder, Katjes Katzen Ohren, Lakritz Intense, NEW: Grün-Schnabel, NEW: Biene Maja fruit gum, NEW: Back to the Roots

Do you have any products without lactose?

Here we have summarised our products without lactose for you. Nevertheless, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that these products do not contain traces of lactose, since we also manufacture products with milk ingredients. Furthermore, we continuously improve our products, which could result in slight changes in the recipe. Thus, please also always pay attention to the ingredients listed on our packaging.

Products without lactose:
Katjes Katzen Pfötchen, Katjes Tropen-Früchte, Frucht-Kaugis, Saure Johannisbeeren, Salzige Heringe, the classic products: Katjes-Kinder, Jogger Lakritz, Lakritz Batzen, Katjes Katzen Ohren, Tappsy, Katjes Fred Ferkel, Katjes Euro Münzen, Katjes Jogger Gums, Tappsy fruit liquorice, Grün-Ohr Hase, NEW: Back to the Roots

Which products contain no apple juice/pulp?

Several of our products are manufactured without any apple ingredients. Nevertheless, it could sometimes occur that traces of apple juice or pulp enter the products, since we also manufacture products containing apple ingredients. Since our recipes are continuously improved, this can result in slight changes. This is why we recommend that you always check the ingredients listed on our packaging.

Products without apple juice and/or apple pulp:
Katjes Katzen Pfötchen, Frucht-Kaugis, Saure Johannisbeeren, Salzige Heringe, the classic products: Katjes-Kinder, Jogger Lakritz, Katjes Katzen Ohren, Tappsy, Katjes Euro Münzen, Tappsy fruit liquorice

Which of your products contain no gluten?

Here we have listed our products without gluten for you. According to the requirements of the German Celiac Society, a minor residual amount of wheat protein in the products is tolerated. Since our recipes are continuously improved, this can result in slight changes. This is why we recommend that you always check the ingredients listed on our packaging.

Products without gluten:
Katjes Katzen Pfötchen, Katjes Yoghurt-Gums, Katjes Tropen-Früchte, Grün Ohr Bärchen, Frucht-Kaugis, Saure Johannisbeeren, Salzige Heringe, the classic products: Katjes-Kinder, Jogger Lakritz, Lakritz Batzen, Katjes Katzen Ohren, Tappsy, Katjes Fred Ferkel, Katjes Euro Münzen, Katjes Jogger Gums, Tappsy fruit liquorice, Grün-Ohr Hase, NEW: Grün-Schnabel, NEW: Biene Maja fruit gum, NEW: Biene Maja candy

Are you interested in our production?

Can I take a factory tour around your premises?

We know how happy it would make you to come and visit us. That is why we have built you a transparent hard-boiled candy factory in Potsdam. Here you are able to view our production plants. And thereafter? Off you go to our factory outlet – here you can purchase our products to your heart's content, at factory prices!