I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of Halloween, especially because when I think about it, I can only think about CANDY! And I’m definitely a candy lover, that type of person that can eat all the candy in the world and never complain.
The thing is, since I got here I realized how candy is part of Swedish culture. Every supermarket that I go, I see a magic wall like this:
The hardest part is to pick your candies, since you have so many different options. You have different chocolates, jelly beans, gummy bears, little fishes with fruit flavor and goes one. But after picking your candies, or choosing a little bit of everything because you can’t decide, you just have to weight your bag and pay! It’s a simple, full of options and delicious process.
But let’s talk about the most unique of them: the black liquorice flavored candies. People said to don’t come near this candies, but Swedes love it (most of them) and this got me very curious. So I tryied and let’s say that is a very different flavor. Generally, international people don’t like this particular candy, but it is cultural here in Sweden and a few other countries. People say that you have to get used to the flavor and even that people that have this candies in their country have different taste, so that’s why they like it. I really thought I was a total candy person, but after trying this, I realized I’m not all about that.
Sweden is known for its candies. Kids actually have a special day for eating all the candy they want: called Lördagsgodis, translated as Saturday’s Candies, which means a day on the week to stuff yourself with sweets and don’t feel guilty about it! And I said kids, but whenever I see the magic candy wall, I see students, old people and mothers with new born babies in their arms. Now you can see how important candies are for Swedes, right? So if you are a candy lover like me, you will love Sweden!