Flavored cheese spreads
Mushroom cheese? Done. Bacon cheese? Done. Ham cheese? Done. Shrimp cheese? Done. Light shrimp cheese? Done. And so much more. Kavli has this market cornered.
In tubes! In jars! In different colors and flavors! But mostly by Kalles.
In cans! In jars! In different colors and flavors! But mostly by Abba.
It's not a superfat sausage; it's soup, rice pudding, and baked beans stuffed into plastic log-shaped bags. Wikipedia says this is a common kind of packaging for environmental and weight reasons.
Some of the best breads I ate during my trip—breads that had just the perfect amount of springy chewiness and wheaty flavor, like a good pizza crust—were made with Manitoba Cream flour. The name may not be in Swedish, but as far as I can tell it's Sweden's name for a Canadian-inspired (not from Canada), high protein flour.
The taste of America = something like Thousand Island dressing.
Sweden consumes the most loose candy per capita in the world, according to Wikipedia. I don't know where that stat originated from, but after having seen so many bulk candy bins full of gummies, licorice, foam candies, chocolates, and more, I'll believe it.
The popular Swedish dessert Punschrulle is usually a roll of green-colored marzipan filled with a punsch liqueur-flavored mix of cookies, butter, and chocolate, dipped in chocolate at both ends with a liqueur-flavored filling. It's also called dammsugare, which means "vacuum cleaner," due to its resemblance to an old-fashioned Swedish vacuum cleaner and because it supposedly used to be made with leftover cookie crumbs. This patriotic version was colored blue and yellow after the Swedish flag.
Saft, liquid fruit juice concentrate, is very popular, especially berry-flavored ones. I had never seen so many kinds in one spot before.
Bravo juice is the largest juice brand in Sweden. And their packaging is neat.
Potatoes! Loads of potatoes! Specifically, three kinds of potatoes from local farmer Göran Nilsson.
In my breakfast post I mentioned that Swedish yogurt is more liquidy than American yogurt. Here are some cartons of ICA-brand yogurt.
Lätta ("Light") is a Swedish brand of low-fat margarine that has been around since the 1980s. And will now forever make me associate rainbows with margarine.
This bottle demanded a closer look since from far away I would've guessed it was the liquid essence of East Asians. And then I found out it's a Danish preservative invented in the 1930s used mostly in preserving homemade jams and juices. I haven't figured out what the floating (and maybe screaming) head is about.
ICA Fullkorns Flingor
I don't eat cereal, but this packaging for ICA's whole wheat flake cereal is charming enough to almost make me want to eat it.
Yellow Flying Pancake and Friends
This gluten, soy, and milk-free (but not vegan; it contains egg) pancake mix has been on the market since last year. I don't know if it's good, but it has a cute name.