1910 - It all began with a little cat…

1910 - It all began with a little cat…

… or rather with a liquorice recipe brought along from Sicily by Xaver Fassin! He passed on this recipe to his son Klaus. What did he, in turn, do with it? Of course, he made liquorice, in the form of a small black cat. He named it “Katjes” – which is Dutch and means “little cat”. Now you might be wondering why exactly a little cat. For us, a cat is both a symbol of good luck and a popular figure...