Ricola’s Original Herb recipe hasn’t changed in 75 years. There aren’t a lot of things you can say that about are there? Your mum had them in her bag when you were a kid, your dad kept them in the car, the herbal sweets have been a permanent fixture throughout life and there’s a reason why they’ve never disappeared or altered. Offer us a herbal blended candy and we’d usually turn our nose up but Ricola perfected a 13 herb mixture three quarters of a century ago that’s never gone out of taste.
Now that we’re proper grown up adults ourselves (sort of, we like to pretend anyway), we’ve found our own uses for Ricola Original Herb sweets. Don’t think we’re the diva-ish types but we won’t attend a fashion week without them, whether that be London, New York, Paris or Milan. It’s very strenuous we’ll have you know. It’s not all just free drinks and nice clothes (although that is about 90% of it). When you’re cheering all your favourite designers and models down the catwalk and singing along to every Drake mix at the after parties, you’re often left voiceless by the morning. Enter Ricola for a helping hand.
Ricola Original Herb sweets were best loved when the recipe was perfected in 1940 for their soothing quality. Created in Switzerland and adored in Italy then Germany, where a million bags of the candies were sold in their first year, Ricola’s success spread throughout Europe. Beats a bottle of sticky cough medicine any day of the week. And they come in ten flavours as well as sugar free varieties, what’s not to like?
Here at Wonderland HQ we don’t like to think we’re shallow beings of fashion but we do have a penchant for anything remotely shiny. So when Ricola announced they’d be making a solid gold, one-off Ricola Original Herb sweet, we started to imagine everything else we’d like dipped in gold. Probably everything. But a Ricola sweet is easily a good enough place to start the collection we only just realised we needed in our lives.