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black breath-sweetening pills

The Cachou Lajaunie is a small square patch of black licorice sold in a metal box in yellow and round. It exists since 1880 in Toulouse. More than ten million boxes are sold each year.

Invented by pharmacist Léon Lajaunie in 1880, Cachou’s tiny black liquorice and menthol squares are the perfect cure for garlic breath.

They were long manufactured in central Toulouse, although of late the factory has moved into the suburbs. More than ten million of the distinct round yellow tins are sold each year.


Sweet stuff

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Didier Descouens