this is the archive for the ‘in sweden’ category:

in the supermarket

the good thing about visiting cities that are not very big or well known, is that you don’t feel the pressure to do all the touristy things that are almost mandatory in big cities. and so you free up much more time for other fun stuff. like sampling the local cuisine and looking at stuff at the supermarkets! these are some of our local favourite finds:

huge knäckebröd wheel

jam in a plastic tube

cute chocolate packaging

liquorice flakes

topping sauce

lingon tea

lingon jam

nutella & fake nutella

barcaffe coffee & turkcaffee – same thing, apparently, but they sell it under that name outside slovenia!

rain boots drier

nypon soppa

when you first look at it, it looks like carrot soup, with a bit of feta cheese on the middle, right? it’s actually rosehip dessert soup, and it tastes sweet and a little bit herbal. you warm it up on the microwave, scoop some vanilla ice cream on it, and voilá! instant deliciousness, with a bonus boost of vitamin C!

by the way, isn’t the packaging simply irresistible? :)


in my head, netherlands has always been the holy grail of sweet temptations, the anti-diet country: they had vla! oliebollen! stroopwaffles! chocolate letters! hagelslag! speculaas!

but here in sweden… just, wow. i feel like we’ve entered a whole new saccharine dimension. we’re in a constant sugar high, giddy from all the treats and the excitement of discovering a new country. sweden is refreshing, clean, organised… and sweet, like you wouldn’t believe it!

case in point: nöt-crème.
these little things were invented by a family who started a company to produce one health product based on honey, herbs and all that good stuff… but that didn’t go very well with the customers.
so they thought “hey, how about we do something that resembles cake filling instead?”
they grabbed some hazelnuts and did just that, and suddenly they had kids queuing to buy the stuff and eat it straight from the package!

how cool is that? :D