Slideshow: Snapshots from Sweden: Roaming Around a Swedish Supermarket

Flavored cheese spreads
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.
Caviar
Caviar
In tubes! In jars! In different colors and flavors! But mostly by Kalles.
Pickled herring
Pickled herring
In cans! In jars! In different colors and flavors! But mostly by Abba.
Manitoba Cream
Manitoba Cream
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.
American/burger dressing
American/burger dressing
The taste of America = something like Thousand Island dressing.
Lösviktsgodis
Lösviktsgodis
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.
Saft
Saft
Saft, liquid fruit juice concentrate, is very popular, especially berry-flavored ones. I had never seen so many kinds in one spot before.
Fruit juice
Fruit juice
Bravo juice is the largest juice brand in Sweden. And their packaging is neat.
Potatis
Potatis
Potatoes! Loads of potatoes! Specifically, three kinds of potatoes from local farmer Göran Nilsson.
Lätta
Lätta
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.
Bregott
Bregott
Bregott is a popular brand of buttery spread (Wikipedia says it's based with cream and canola oil). No rainbow goodness here, but I liked that it came in "salt" and "extra salt."
Atamon
Atamon
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.
Yellow Flying Pancake and Friends
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.