Mashed candied anise seeds. De Ruijter Mashed Anise 230g. Festive tradition since 1860. For over a half century Royal De Ruijter is your bread seducer in the Netherlands. A piece of history that we are proud of. 1860 C.R. de Ruijter opened a pastry shop in Baarn and started the production and sale of birth mice. 1883 Appointed purveyor by Prince William. Some older ladies brought De Ruijter quickly to the idea that the mice, they found too hard for their teeth to grind in a mortar.