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 →

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 →

Kumquat

Found at: Plantagen Cost: 250 KR per tree   I love kumquats. I can eat kumquats until my mouth is raw from the citrus. When I lived in Japan, I would buy an entire plastic carton full of kumquats and finish them all in one sitting. Of course, like any good American girl, it took... Continue Reading →

Passionfruit

Cost: 6.95KR Found at: Coop I’d heard about passionfruit before. In fact, I’d assumed that I’d eaten it before. It is the kind of thing you hear about – the kind of thing which other things are flavored as: passionfruit gum, passionfruit ice cream, 2-in-1 passionfruit hair shampoo and revitalizer. It seemed unlikely that I... Continue Reading →

Sangria Chocolate

Brand: Meito Cost: 108 yen Found at: Daiso   I have not been in Japan long enough to fully distinguish between the waves of seasonal food flavors and the waves of fad food flavors. I’m starting to recognize what is eaten when, but there is still so much that I have to learn when it... Continue Reading →

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