Friday, November 20, 2015

Five Fandom Friday: Seasonal Foods

I'm not feeling like the greatest, all told, but better than last week and is there anything more cheerful than talking about your favorite foods? I don't think so!

4. Hot tea!




Okay, so it's neither seasonal nor a food (talk amongst yourselves!) but we are well into tea season now, when hot drinks are no longer a question of "enjoyable" but "necessary."


3. Cider doughnuts


Courtesy Megan Chromik
Mmm...donuts....

2. Halloween candy (read as: candy corn)


Only the best Halloween candy ever!



1. EVERYTHING APPLE

FUCK YO' PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE MULLED APPLE CIDER IS KING


And a bonus kind of, because it's not something I particularly like (I don't like carbonated things) but it is something unique to Sweden and therefore of possible interest to everyone else. If you've been following this blog for a while (or are Swedish/have been in Sweden in the fall/winter), then you can probably guess the bonus:

0. Julmust!



So yeah, this is a thing here, and it seems to be the rare "thing" that doesn't have an analogue in any of the other Nordic or Scandinavian countries (except also in the Swedish bits of Finland). Supposedly it turns up in foreign IKEAs during the holiday season? 

It tastes like a really Swede sweet root beer, more or less. It's only available seasonally; I think this year I saw the first bottles go on sale in October? You know the darkness is coming when the julmust bottles start cropping up. So even though I don't really drink it, I do like seeing the bottles come out, especially Apotekarnes goofy old-fashioned Christmas elf art. It's cheerful and colorful, just when days are getting unbearably short.

There is a spring version too (pÄskmust) but I don't think that's half as popular.

There! I feel better already. What are your favorite seasonal foods?

4 comments:

  1. Cider donuts?! That sounds amazing :O

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    1. They are delish, though maybe not in the same diabetic coma-inducing way that a Bavarian creme-filled donut is delish, but that's probably a good thing.

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  2. Cider donuts!???? O.o I am not eating sugar anymore but... woah, really!? Anyway: yes to tea!!!!!!

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    1. Yes really!! Maybe this is just some regional Northeast thing? But getting cider and cider donuts from the local cider mill was very much a "welcome back to school, hooray fall!" tradition where I went to college. That, and then endless bottles of Andre the last day of classes. :P

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