Monday, December 28, 2009

Best of 2009 - new products

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This will be pretty un-interesting for those of you not in Sweden, as all of these products are Swedish and probably pretty much only sold here. Sorry. Get even by telling me YOUR favorite new product in the comments - it'll be probably be something I can't get!

- Valio Mjukt Smör. (Soft Butter.) This is butter, with added canola oil to make it spreadable. We used to use a low-fat margarine spread before this, for many years. Then I had this sent home to my door from a PR-agency, along side a loaf of freshly baked bread. I was seduced. And won over. I haven't looked back. This is the only stuff that goes on my sandwiches now.

- Bravo Friscus juice. Orange and apple juice, with added "good bacteria" in order to strengthen your immune system and protect you from colds. I don't know if it works, but I drank it for two months and really got hooked. The apple juice in particular is really tasty.

- Ridderheims ham (and other cold-cut meat) without preservatives. They've launched a whole bunch of meats lately, including a Christmas ham which I really liked. Some of the products - the roast beef especially - were a bit dry, but I really did like that they didn't have any unnecessary chemicals in them.

- Allerum Lagrad Prästost - a very strong, aged cheese that was perfect to eat with the slightly sweet Vörtbröd for Christmas.

- Sour rats from Aroma. I blogged about them, and they are... great. In fact, they're so good I'll send a bag of them to a random commenter - just leave a comment, and make sure I have a way to reach you if you win.

14 comments:

ohmansmatovin said...

"Valio Mjukt Smör" is actually almost identical to "Bregott" that has been around for ages. And it's definetely not butter.

Rosemary said...

Even tho I am not in Sweden love this list ...Sour rats! sound interesing.

Anne said...

I actually find it MUCH tastier, and decidedly softer, than Bregott. Hence my enthusiasm. Bregott has always been there, but never good enough for me to switch.

noirs said...

I want the rats!
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Filippa said...

Love the rats :-) But (and no pun intended) the Valio Butter is fantastic. I even had Valio on my rilette sandwiches *shame*

Lucy Arin said...

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Although I'm not a big fan of prepared foods, these soups are good in a pinch.

Shirley said...

I'm fairly new to your blog. These candies sound yummy. I can't even think of what new products have come out in Finland in the past year. It's nice of you to have a giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Skulle gärna vilja testa en råtta eller två.../Åsa (alunx snabela telia dot com)

MamaB said...

The sour rats sound yummy. I love stuff like that.

Teresa said...

Me! Me! Me!

Nystacular said...

My favorite new product to me is kinder eggs! since I live in the US and they've banned them and I've never been able to try them, but my friend went to Russia and smuggled me back a few. Super tasty and fun.

barazile, livpåIrland said...

ok sour rats, I'm not really sure what they could be, but maybe they do taste nice, I'll take your word for it...
I'm a bit far away from you, but it is possible to post to Ireland, in fact my husband regularly gets his mother in Karlstad to post tins of ansjovis to us for Janssons Fretselse for Christmas and midsommar parties..
I'm brand new to your blogg, but I'll be bookmarking it and coming back again. It looks like you put a lot of work into it.
Gott Nytt År!
lizpåIrland
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bastisRIKE said...

my man loves everything sour :)

basti&RIKE

Annica said...

I have been looking for these sour rats but have not been able to find them. I just love all sour candy, used to like licorice but after my pregnancy my taste has changed completly.

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