Get Your Svensk Skalle Fix At Sockerbit

Swedish Candy

While living in Sweden, I got sucked into the endless “pick and mix” candy bins on offer in pretty much every grocery or convenience store. While I was not so lagom about my consumption, the Swedes traditionally limit their children’s (if not their own!) candy intake to Saturdays–better known as Lördagsgodis. Surprisingly, given their reputation for all being tall, blond, beautiful, and thin, Sweden is the country that consumes the most candy, per capita, in the world. Swedish candies or godis are so much more than Swedish Fish. While the jellied aquatic creatures are indeed on offer, you will also find sweet licorice, salty licorice, sweet or sour gummies of every shape, color, and flavor, hard candy, chocolate, and even marshmallow type candies. While candy is still candy, the Scandinavians ditch the high-fructose corn syrup in favor of all-natural sugar, colors, and flavors–the little candies are generally less sweet than American candy. So, how do we corn syrup infested Americans get our hands on this confectionary gold without buying the first plane ticket to Stockholm? Why, Sockerbit, of course. Run by a bona fide Swede and his Argentine wife, Sockerbit, with its stores located in New York City and Los Angeles, enables you to not only get your Läkerol fix in person, but regularly order online as well. For $12.99 per pound, you can fill your own candy bag with everything from chokobananer to salmingar. Sharing optional.

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Amy Jurries

Amy is a freelance travel writer and editor.

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