Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


Cover - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Mar. 11, 2021
Jun. 30, 2020
Document Information [Line Items]      
Document Type 10-K/A    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Transition Report false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2020    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity File Number 001-38880    
Entity Registrant Name Whole Earth Brands, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001753706    
Entity Tax Identification Number 38-4101973    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Address, Address Line One 125 S. Wacker Drive    
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 3150    
Entity Address, City or Town Chicago    
Entity Address, State or Province IL    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 60606    
City Area Code 312    
Local Phone Number 840-6000    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company true    
Elected Not To Use the Extended Transition Period false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 273,788,219
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   38,426,669  
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag false    
Common Stock [Member]      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share    
Trading Symbol FREE    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Warrant [Member]      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Warrants to purchase one-half of one share of common stock    
Trading Symbol FREEW    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ