Sweet Potato Crackers

Brand: Göteborgs Cost: 29.90KR Found at: Willy:s   I am totally on board with this cracker. It is a cracker that knows its job: to effectively ferry cheese into my mouth. Crackers, to my mind, are not a snack food in themselves. They’re great to munch on – and I’ve definitely been known to munch... Continue Reading →

Egg and Bacon Sandwich

Brand: Tesco Cost: £1 (with £3 lunch deal) Found at: Tesco This is my comfort sandwich. On those days when I’m feeling sick or frustrated or just plain hangry (I am a slave to my blood sugar, as Emil can attest). It’s got everything I need: fat, carbohydrates… eggs. It does not get soggy by... Continue Reading →

Apple, Mandarin, and Carrot Juice

Found at: ICA   This juice was the culmination of perhaps one of the most Swedish days that I have ever had. It started with a Volvo trip around Skoghall, collecting various friends in various states of asleep-at-noon. What followed was a 30°F (0°C) barbeque at a local park, a hike through the woods (complete... Continue Reading →

Jenka

Brand: Bubblicious Cost: 1 KR Found at: Willy:s During my recent adventure with Julemust, I tried to describe root beer to one of Emil’s cousins. Instantly, he perked up: “I know what root beer tastes like!” he declared. And that’s how I learned about Jenka gum. And having tried it, I have to admit that... Continue Reading →

Tuc – Sweet Chili Flavor

Brand: Tuc Cost: 7.90KR Found at: Willy:s   Spicy Chicken’na Biscuit – that’s the best way I can describe this. The biscuit itself is great - it’s that light, fluffy, crunchy biscuit that I associate with Tuc – but the spice powder coating is not pleasant. The initial experience of eating this biscuit is that... Continue Reading →

Salta Katten (Salt Cats)

Brand: Frazer Cost: 3.90KR Found at: Willy:s One of my father’s favorite anecdotes is The Story of The Salty Liquorice, a story told so often in my childhood that it has taken on its own identity. It revolves around his university roommate (a Swede) and her boyfriend (now husband of 30 years). The two of... Continue Reading →

Knoppers

Brand: Storck Cost: 11.90KR for 3 Found at: Willy:s   Emil drinks dark coffee. Not Christian Bale’s Batman dark (where you drink it and think, “wow, that’s pretty heavy”) but something more akin to Grave of the Fireflies dark (where you take a sip and want to start crying). It’s the kind of coffee you... Continue Reading →

Dream Roll Cake (Drömrulltårta)

Brand: ICA Found at: ICA For years, Europeans have been hassling me about Marshmallow Fluff. “You Americans and your sweet things,” they say, in a patronizing tone. “You put marshmallows on your sandwiches.” First of all: don’t knock it till you try it. Marshmallow Fluff has been a friend indeed at many points in my... Continue Reading →

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