The Erich Wutzig Company, whose headquarters are in the village of Thuringia, is a family business in the third generation and is the producer of the popular Wusil-peppermint.
Erich Wutzig was an inventive and enterprising man. After a few years of unemployment in 1931 he founded a coffee roasting and so laid the foundations for the later production of the popular Wusil peppermint dragees. During the war the company was “not essential to the war” and classified as closed to public assembly. After the war, began the production of Wusitta with the use of baking ingredients and so supplied the surrounding industrial bakeries with colours and flavours. Finally, in the early fifties, Wutzig had the idea of the peppermint, which won the title as a cult object in the former GDR.