"Nothing Danish there, with all due respect"
The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has weighed in on the chocolate covered liquorice drama and tweets that chocolate covered liquorice is "as Icelandic as glaciers and elves, volcanoes and waterfalls. Nothing Danish there, with all due respect."
The President encourages our friends from Denmark to try some new exciting combinations with chocolate where they would use specific Danish ingredients, like putting chocolate on open sandwiches (smorrebrod) or fried pork (stegt flæsk). "That could be something."
Johan Bulow has weighed in on the drama on twitter and acknowledged that chocolate covered liquorice is an Icelandic invention. So now the feud of credit is over and all this goes to show not to mess with Icelanders and liquorice.