It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…
That’s why Swedish Avenue has a great surprise for all of you who are just as crazy about Swedish Christmas as I am.
Christmas in Sweden is the biggest holiday along with Midsummer. And it all makes sense. One is in the middle of June and the other towards the end of December.
Like every holiday in Sweden, its people have their own way of celebrating. You must know that Swedes love to simplify and modernize everything, so it comes as no surprise that throughout the last century every family has developed its own customs and might I just say new traditions.
Some things though still stay the same. Which brings me to the topic of this post: the food.
There is a “julbord”, the so called Christmas table, decorated with food that is typical Swedish/Nordic and typical for the season.
Mostly it consists of the Christmas ham, pork sausage, an egg and anchovy mixture (gubbröra), herring salad, pickled herring, home-made liver pâté, wort-flavoured rye bread (vörtbröd), potatoes and a special fish dish, called lutfisk.
In order to experience your own julbord, I have come to put together a Christmas basket for you which contains typical Swedish products, that you won’t be getting anywhere but here in Sweden.
So if you don’t live in Sweden, consider yourself lucky, because Sweden is coming to you for Christmas with a basket full of pepparkakor, skärgårds and senaps sill, the Swedish classic Kalles, then the original klassisk senap, knäckebröd, havregryn, the Marabou Premium Chocolate, Juleskum godis, rårörda lingon sylt and an Advent Calender. To imagine it a little bit better, here is what the basket looks like.
To make things more interesting, Swedish Avenue is offering this very special Christmas basket worth 52Eur as a gift to the first three customers, who purchase an item of minimum 120Eur.