Ingredients and quality of our Katjes products

Our sweet-toothed customers are as important to us as our tasty Katjes fruit gum and liquorice products. That's why we take particular care to use high-quality raw materials. We prioritise naturalness and high quality, and are proud to avoid using animal gelatin.

Ingredients and raw materials

Our Katjes range is 100% vegetarian – free from animal gelatin! Instead of gelatin, we use ingredients such as plant-based pectin. You can tell our fruit gums and liquorice are vegetarian straight away from the official yellow V-Label from ProVeg (the former German Vegetarians’ Association).

Our vegetarian products are available in a variety of shapes and flavours. There’s something for everyone!
When it comes to our products, quality is key. Their flavours should be as intense and as natural as possible. Artificial colouring? You won't find it here – and that goes all the way back to 1988! We only use fruit juices, fruit pulp and colourings made from fruit and plant extracts in our fruit gums. Since 2007, we also use no artificial flavours in our ingredients.
When it comes to our products, quality is key. Their flavours should be as intense and as natural as possible. Artificial colouring? You won't find it here – and that goes all the way back to 1988! We only use fruit juices, fruit pulp and colourings made from fruit and plant extracts in our fruit gums. Since 2007, we also use no artificial flavours in our ingredients.
As our products are sweet treats, they naturally contain sugar. The sugar we use is mostly beet sugar, which we procure exclusively from manufacturers in the EU.
All Katjes products made in our factory in Emmerich are 100% free from palm oil.
Whether it’s Tappsy, Katjes Kinder or Salzige Heringe... For all our delicious Katjes liquorice products, we only use high-quality liquorice juices from selected suppliers. That way we know that the look and taste of Katjes liquorice will always meet our quality standards.
Whether it’s Tappsy, Katjes Kinder or Salzige Heringe... For all our delicious Katjes liquorice products, we only use high-quality liquorice juices from selected suppliers. That way we know that the look and taste of Katjes liquorice will always meet our quality standards.
The Katjes Code of Conduct is our commitment to key issues regarding human and employment rights and environmental protection along the supply chain. Our suppliers commit to the same values, as we will not accept supplies from anyone who does not recognise them. Our Code of Conduct is in line with the CAOBISCO ‘Responsible Sourcing Guidelines’. We don’t just make sure that our products taste delicious. For us, the sustainability of our products and their production is top priority. The environment and our social sustainability are also important to us.
The Katjes Code of Conduct is our commitment to key issues regarding human and employment rights and environmental protection along the supply chain. Our suppliers commit to the same values, as we will not accept supplies from anyone who does not recognise them. Our Code of Conduct is in line with the CAOBISCO ‘Responsible Sourcing Guidelines’. We don’t just make sure that our products taste delicious. For us, the sustainability of our products and their production is top priority. The environment and our social sustainability are also important to us.
The Katjes Code of Conduct is our commitment to key issues regarding human and employment rights and environmental protection along the supply chain. Our suppliers commit to the same values, as we will not accept supplies from anyone who does not recognise them. Our Code of Conduct is in line with the CAOBISCO ‘Responsible Sourcing Guidelines’. We don’t just make sure that our products taste delicious. For us, the sustainability of our products and their production is top priority. The environment and our social sustainability are also important to us.

Ingredients with quality

First-class flavour, vegetarian recipes, natural flavours and colours and raw materials without GMOs are part of our quality philosophy and are a matter of course for us. We comply with strict health and safety provisions, perform constant quality control and are subject to regular external inspections.

Nutrition

As sweets, our fruit gums and liquorice are, of course, intended as a treat. They should therefore be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. Unlike adults, kids usually aren't capable of distinguishing between treats and sustenance by themselves. That's why Katjes has expressly pledged not to place advertising in areas where children will be directly exposed to it, e.g. during children's TV programmes.