We use zero animal gelatine.

By ensuring our production and our products are completely vegetarian, we not only contribute greatly to animal welfare – we also reduce harmful carbon emissions by 20%. We replace gelatine with substitutes such as plant-based pectin. We’ve included the official yellow V label on our packs so that you can instantly see that our fruit gums and liquorice are vegetarian. In the future, we plan to expand our range of vegan products – that’s a promise.

Flavours and food colourings: natural, naturally!

We want all Katjes flavours to taste as intensive and natural as possible. We haven’t used a single drop of artificial food colouring since 1988. Instead, we always use fruit juices, fruit pulp and plant-based or fruit-based colour extracts. And in 2007, Katjes took the next natural step – and completely stopped using artificial flavours as well.

Oat drink instead of cow’s milk.

Unlike conventional chocolate, Chocjes – our vegan chocolate – doesn’t contain any cow’s milk. Which is good news not only for cows and calves, but also for the increasing number of people out there who love chocolate but are lactose-intolerant.

Palm oil? No thank you!

Palm oil plantations are spreading at the direct expense of tropical rainforests. We want to protect the rainforests, which is why Katjes products contain zero palm oil.

European sugar beets.

Sugar plays a lead role at Katjes, of course. But in order to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible and avoid unnecessary traffic, our sugar beets are sourced in Germany and in neighbouring EU countries.

Our liquorice has to pass a liquorice MOT.

Our Tappsy, Katzen-Pfötchen and Salzige Heringe sweets share one thing in common: in all our tasty liquorice products, we use only the best liquorice juices, mainly from suppliers in Italy. Because then we know that every piece of Katjes liquorice will meet our high quality standards – in taste and in appearance.

Be treatwise.

Our fruit gums and liquorice products are sweets. Which means they’re treats. Always be treatwise and eat sweets in moderation, as part of a balanced diet and in combination with an active lifestyle! And remember that children, unlike adults, generally can’t tell the difference between enjoying and consuming. For this reason, Katjes has made the conscious decision not to place ads right in children’s faces, e.g. in children’s TV programmes.

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