July 30, 2015

Gille Premium Choklad Crisps Mint

Gille is a Swedish cookie manufacturer who have released a line of Premium Crisp cookies with chocolate coating with flavours like Orange, Strawberry and this one, Mint. There's about a 15 round and thin cookies per box.

I thought it would be a plain chocolate cookie with a  chocolate- and mint filling (like Swedish Remi I reviewed a year ago). But it wasn't. This was a typical for Sweden a chewy oat cookie, called havreflarn which Gille is famous for, that I don't like at all. The thin dark chocolate coating had a slight mint flavour, which actually improved the oat cookie a bit, but when you don't like these types of cookies in the first place it wasn't a hit with me.


Brand: Gille
Size: 140 g 
Price: 23 kr | £1,70 | $2,65
Purchased: Sweden

July 16, 2015


Nudossi is a German hazelnut and nougat-spread similar to Nutella. Even though Nutella is promoted as being "the superior hazelnut-spread brand" it only contains about 13-14% hazelnuts while Nudossi contains 36%. And you can really taste the difference in hazelnuts which sets it apart from the original (Nutella).

The toasted hazelnuts dominates the flavor and even if it probably has the same amount of sugar as Nutella it doesn't taste as sweets, which is nice. The chocolaty taste is more subtle. I haven't had Nutella for some years but I still thinks is the better one as a hazelnut-spread because of the classic taste, but I liked the strong hazelnut flavor in Nudossi. I bought it in individual packages of 6 "strips" but you can also find it in jars. 


Brand: Sächsische und Dresdner Back- und Süßwaren GmbH & Co. 
Size: 72 g 
Price: 15 kr | £1,10 | $1,75 
Purchased: World of Sweets

November 30, 2014

Brio Grädd

Brio Grädd (grädde meaning cream in Swedish) is a hard toffee with a cream and caramel flavour.

The toffees are small and flat and has a distinct caramel smell and the flavour is both rich caramel and full, heavy cream. The flavour are great, but the main problem with this toffee is it's too sticky. It's hard at first, then it gets softer when you chew on it and suddenly it's stock onto your teeth. And not too easy to get off either. So you shouldn't have teeth problems if you wanna eat these.

Maybe they had been on the shelf for a while and harden up? A long time since I had those and they always been sticky, but not this much. Brio also comes in a fruit flavour. The lower grade is just for the texture, otherwise it would be a 3.


Brand: Malaco
Size: 80 g
Price: 8 kr | £0,70 | $1,05
Purchased: Sweden

November 29, 2014

Julenisse (Marshmallow Santa)

Julenisse, meaning little Santa or Santa's little helper in Swedish, is a marshmallow figure which tastes of strawberry. Only sold from September to December.

It has a strong and fruity strawberry smell and the taste is also very strawberry. Even though it's artificial it's quite good and I'm sensitive to unnatural flavours. The marshmallow is chewier than the American kind and I like this texture better. There is some sugar dust on top, which is a bit odd though. It's the same kind of candy like these Juleskum but Julenisse is individual wrapped and bigger, which fits these marshmallows better because one is enough in my opinion. 


Brand: Cloetta
Size: 22 g
Price: 4 kr | £0,35 | $0,55
Purchased: Sweden

November 17, 2014

Dufvenkrooks Julmust Original (Christmas Soda)

Now for another julmust (christmas soda) review, which I talked about here. For some year now it's become trendy for breweries to release premium, aged julmust. Some aged on oak or rum barrels, but still alcohol free off course. Dufvenkrooks Julmust Original in a glass bottle is a newcomer this year and according to the label it's aged 1 year.

The head is very foamy and after the first sip you don't notice anything special about it, just a sweet, malty julmust. But after a few drinks the sweetness fades out and the taste gets to be more beerlike with particularly distinct hops flavour. It's interesting how the flavour deepens and changes but there are also a not so nice bitter and metallic aftertaste. Great to try it, but one time was enough. I want julmust to be a little sweeter.


Brand: Herrljunga
Size: 750 ml
Price: 33 kr | £2,85 | $4,45
Purchased: Sweden

November 16, 2014

Karl Fazer Apple, Caramel & Hazelnuts in Dark Chocolate

Karl Fazer is chocolate tablets from Finnish candy manufacturer Fazer, which are also sold in Sweden but in a limited variety. Their latest edition is a winter themed dark chocolate with apple bits, caramel and hazelnuts.

The dark chocolate is rich in flavour and when you take a bit you get the crunchiness of the caramel (which are hard), some reminiscence of nuts and at the end the tartness of the apples. It's a great combination which gives room for all the flavours. In my opinion Fazer makes one of the best chocolates in Northern Europe in competition with Swizz ditos. It's rich and creamy but not too sweet. These chocolates are a perfect complement to a hot tea och coffee a cold autumn or winter day.


Brand: Fazer
Size: 200 g
Price: 22 kr | £1,90 | $3,00
Purchased: Sweden

November 13, 2014

Mårtensleverkorv med russin (Liverwurst)

Mårtensleverkorv med russin is a liverwurst flavoured with raisins.  It's a limited variety sold during November when the south of Sweden, particularly the province of Scania where I live, celebrates St. Martin's Day (Mårtensafton) with a big goose dinner, blood soup and this kind of liverwurst apparently. Personally I never heard of anyone eating liverwurst at St. Martin's Day but this special liverwurst is produced by several companies, so it must be in demand. This one specifically is made by Lantchark, a small, local meat producer in the heart of Scania.

I think liverwurst is more common down here in the south parts because of the closeness to the sausage's native Germany.

The liverwurst has a full flavour of creamy liver, allspice and cloves. The raisins doesn't do much for the  overall taste but you know when you bite into one and their subtle sweetness. There's also a firmness which makes it more sausage-like than other brands which seems more like pâtés. It's a good quality product and you know Lantchark has their heart into what they're doing.


Brand: Lantchark
Size: 300 g
Price: 22 kr | £1,90 | $3,00
Purchased: Sweden