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 →

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 →

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 →

Moose Pâté

Brand: Hissa Found at: Karlstad Christmas Market   I have no problem with eating moose. Moose are grumpy animals who will trample you as soon as look at you. Not only will a moose crush you to death if you hit one with your car, but I firmly believe that they take great pleasure in... Continue Reading →

Christmas Pigs

Brand: Lyx Cost: 39 KR Found at: Coop   In the spirit of Christmas, today’s post will be set to the tune of “Away in a Manger.” ~*~ I found them while shopping Couldn’t understand why - Five marzipan piglets All lined up to buy.   I asked my Swede boyfriend The reason and rhyme.... 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 →

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 →

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