4. Hot tea!
Okay, so it's neither seasonal nor a food
3. Cider doughnuts
|Courtesy Megan Chromik|
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:
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 (påskmust) but I don't think that's half as popular.
There! I feel better already. What are your favorite seasonal foods?