Smash!

Brand: OLW Cost: 9.95 KR Found at: Coop   I have gotten into a vicious spiral with these chocolates. I buy one for the blog. Then, in a moment of weakness, I eat it without ever having taken a picture or making any mental notes about what to write about it. Then, realizing that I... Continue Reading →

Hobnobs Oats

Brand: McVities Found at: Coop   I come from the heart of coffee-land. Growing up in Washington, coffee has been a central part of my culture since childhood. The coffee shop was the public space in a rainy world where the newspaper weather forecast did not need to be updated for months on end. It was... Continue Reading →

Powdered Black Sesame Dessert

Brand: Torto Cost: 38 KR Found At: Asian Market When I first moved to a foreign country (in China, back in 2014), I was completely overwhelmed. It took me a long time to adjust to a place where everything was different – the language, the culture, the layout of the city – and I struggled... Continue Reading →

Ground Cherries

Brand: Top Cost: Found At: Coop When I first encountered these on a fruit plate, I thought that it was quaint that the Swedes thought cherry tomatoes were a fruit. In the few months I’ve been here I’ve seen these on cakes, in pies, and as decorative elements in fruit displays and I’ve always chuckled... Continue Reading →

Läkerol – Cactus

Brand: Cloetta Cost: 10.95KR Found at: Coop   I have to admit that I’m really not sure whether or not these Läkerol pastilles taste like cactus or not. As far as I can tell, they have a sweetish, sourish, bitterish taste with strong overtones of mint and licorice. If I think hard, it’s almost possible... Continue Reading →

Foam Banana (Skum Banan)

Brand: Carletti Cost: 3 for 10KR Found at: ICA   If I was seven, this chocolate bar would be the best thing that ever happened to me. Brace yourselves because this is a marshmallow flavored like a banana and covered in chocolate. It’s amazing and it's 30 cents American. The little kid in me is... Continue Reading →

Emser Tablet

Brand: Frazer Cost: 10.95 KR Found at: Coop   These candies are entirely and completely mind-bending. They are a pale, Easter-time pink and vaguely egg-shaped. You might think that they would be bubble-gum, strawberry, or watermelon flavored, but no: these are peppermint flavored. That's ok. After all, pink and peppermint is not the weirdest pairing... Continue Reading →

KEX

Brand: Cloetta Cost: 7.95KR Found at: Coop   The Swedish are very Kex positive. And Kex is very Swedish positive.   This chocolate bar is absolutely a Swedish institution. Launched in 1921, it’s like a deconstructed Kit-Kat bar: a crisp chocolate wafer covered in smooth milk chocolate. And yet, it's deeply associated with sports –... Continue Reading →

Maritza

Brand: Carletti Cost: 3 for 10KR Found at: ICA   If there’s one thing that I’ve learned about the Scandinavian countries, it is that their relationship can best be described as a sibling rivalry. For the outside observer, they seem to be pretty similar, but in their own eyes, they could not be more different.... Continue Reading →

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