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“I always start with a central idea, whether it’s a color, a protein, a vegetable, a cooking technique or a memory—even sometimes a non-food catalyst.” Chef Emma Bengtsson

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Famous for its vast, frozen wilderness, untouched forests, and countless islands, Sweden is quickly becoming a top culinary destination. This month, curating chef Emma Bengtsson shares two of Sweden’s most treasured culinary traditions with you: smörgåsbord (the Swedish buffet) and fika (the daily coffee ritual) Try The World

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden Welcome back to this month’s scrumptious Nordic cuisine curated for our Try The World – Sweden Box. The nectarous treats from Sweden come to us through the exquisite palate of Chef Emma Bengtsson, a renowned pastry chef and executive chef of the two-star Michelin restaurant – Aquavit. Chef Emma is one of three women to achieve two-star Michelin status and she shares her love for great food, both Swedish and international cuisine, at the restaurant and in the wonderful selections you will find in the Swedish Box. Chef Emma learned the secrets of preparing fabulous Nordic foods from her grandmother and, as we move towards Mother’s Day, I can’t help but remember all the moms and Grandmas who shared/ continue to share their love of cooking with their loved ones. Chef Emma is also an avid bachata dancer; a salsa-like dance form practiced in the Dominican Republic.

Have you ever been to Sweden or tried Swedish food? Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe and is the 3rd largest nation in the European Union. Norway borders it on the west, Finland on the east, and Denmark through a bridge-tunnel on the southwest. Sweden offers universal healthcare and education at all levels to its people, and they enjoy a rich culture that has produced many notables in the field of music, film, literature, food, fashion, architecture, tennis, and more. The Nobel Prize for outstanding contributions to society originated out of Sweden, through the will of Alfred Nobel, and is awarded in several categories, including the Peace Prize, every year. The Swedes enjoy the outdoors, fresh foods, and mixing international flavors with their own cuisine.


“Like all food, whether you’re talking about Persian food, or Chinese food, or Swedish food, it’s always a reflection of wars, trading, a bunch of good and a bunch of bad. But what’s left is always the food story.” Marcus Samuelsson

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Good chefs cook because they have to, great chefs cook because they want to. Anon
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. Swedish Proverb


What is in the Sweden Box?  My beautifully packed box arrived with 8 mouthwatering items that you wouldn’t want to miss. 1. Double Chocolate Crisps by Gille. These delectable treats are made with local ingredients from Southern Sweden and are a coffee break/fika staple. 2. Rosehip Nordic Fudge by Krav is made with wild berries and rosehips harvested from forests in the north. They are carefully prepared by hand and the taste is divine. 3. Flatbread Crisps by Mörsjö Deli made with barley and baked to perfection. You have to taste these crunchy delights to understand. 4. Elderflower Saft Syrup by Tillsman is a dulcet and refreshing drink made from organic elderflowers. Typically, it is mixed with sparkling water or added to sorbet for a delicious experience.

As I enjoyed one of my Gille cookies, I checked out 5. Sweet Licorice by Lakritzkabriken is a flavorful candy loved by many in Sweden and one that I love too because it comes in both sweet and savory flavors.  6. The Lingonberry Jam by Hafi is one of my favorites. I’ve tried a number of brands and Hafi is consistently top-notch. This is a slightly tart jam made with berries picked in wild, eco-certified forests. 7. Sweet and Hot Mustard by Liss Ellas is an international, gold medal-winning mustard that tastes out of this world. The creators have earned their 16 awards by curating the best domestically grown mustard seeds and mixing in honey and excellent spices for a gustatory treat. 8. Kharisma Ground Coffee by Löfbergs; last but not least, we can wash it all down with this exquisitely made coffee. The beloved Löfbergs company has been harvesting and packaging terrific coffee blends using sustainable, eco-friendly methods since 1906.

Some years back, I visited a dear school friend, Lotta, and her family, in Stockholm and got to sight-see and enjoy a wonderful array of foods and offerings that make it a great place to visit. The day I was leaving Stockholm, we stopped at a bakery so I could buy some special Swedish saffron buns, flatbreads, and other baked goods. So, writing this post brings back warm memories of my time in Sweden. That said, you won’t have to fly to Sweden to enjoy the cuisine because the carefully selected food items that Chef Emma picked for the Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden Sweden box, will bring the delicious cuisine to your doorstep. Your Mom will thank you. 😉


Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A Code to help you select some popular Swedish treats!

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A Code to help you select some popular Swedish treats!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, Try The World/Sweden online is offering everyone who stops by this blog, 20% off all the Swedish goodies with the Sweden20 code, and for your Mother’s Day gift package and everything else, use the code MMTRAVELS15, to get 15% off all boxes and gift boxes! Join me as I create a smörgåsbord of these delights (the Swedish buffet) and relax for a fika (the daily coffee ritual). Smaklig måltid!

Sign up today for your first journey into Try The World’s gourmet items to enjoy. As an Ambassador for this extraordinary brand, I’d like to remind everyone about our special deep discount. SPECIAL OFFER: Try The World has made a special offer of a 15% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. As a reader of this blog, you can use the discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option and/or on all gift boxes. Use the coupon code MMTRAVELS15 during your checkout to get your awesome discount.

What about pricing?  Subscriptions now start at $33/Box.
A bi-monthly subscription is $39/box charged every two months
A 6 monthly tour subscription is $35/box charged every six months
A year tour subscription is $33/box charged every year
People have the option to order a gift single box and/or gift tours.

If the Sweden Box calls you, sign up today, save 15% on your first box and a new box will be shipped, every other month, when it becomes available.

More Below!

“If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.” Remy

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Harriet Van Horne — ‘Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.’
“Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.” – Carl D. Anderson

The gourmet foodies at Try The World (TTW), would love to hear from people like you who enjoy great cuisine from around the world. To encourage us to explore other cultures through food, from time to time, they offer wonderful opportunities to win free boxes of food. This month in the online shop,  take 20% off your Swedish food purchases with the code: Sweden20. Don’t forget to treat Mom to a lovely gift package by using  MMTRAVELS15 for an additional discount.  You can also get your first subscription box at 15% off, share your dishes and photos by using the hashtag #TryTheWorld and following @TryTheWorld on Instagram, and be on board for a chance to win your next box for free!  Visit their Website for more information and also connect with TTW on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Positive Motivation Tip:  Food is for enjoyment… gather your loved ones on Mother’s Day and celebrate!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received the product for review, but all opinions are mine. I have not received any other compensation for writing this post.  I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Are from my Personal Collection and/or via TTW – Try The World

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

85 Comments leave one →
  1. Lucid Gypsy permalink
    04/05/2016 12:03 pm

    Lots of naughty treats there!

  2. Masshole Mommy permalink
    04/05/2016 5:14 pm

    I think this is so neat. I love trying foods from other cultures.

  3. Choudry Nazma permalink
    04/05/2016 3:43 pm

    o this box seems to be really nice.I am just gonna chek their website and see how i can buy one.Thanx for sharing

  4. sparkofsouthernmoms permalink
    04/05/2016 3:51 pm

    I have never been to Sweden but my parents have and brought back some of their chocolates and little odd bits of things. I love to try different things from everywhere so Sweden is no different. I used to live overseas for awhile and miss a lot of different flavors that the different countries had to offer. This is a definite must for me!

  5. patricemfoster permalink
    04/05/2016 4:52 pm

    A taste of Sweden popular subscription treats look interesting gourmet food that I would love to try. Sound like a great gift idea for Mothers Day.

  6. Jen Becerril permalink
    04/05/2016 5:10 pm

    Some of them foods look delicious.That is a great way to try foods from other places.

  7. J Savinggreenmama (@Savinggreenmama) permalink
    04/05/2016 5:21 pm

    I tend to center my meal around the protein.

  8. Chelley @ A is for Adelaide permalink
    04/05/2016 5:39 pm

    These boxes are so awesome! I love how culturally-driven they are!

  9. Cindy Ingalls permalink
    04/05/2016 5:55 pm

    I love the idea of being able to try out products from around the world. It’s interesting to see what other cultures eat.

  10. Liz Mays permalink
    04/05/2016 6:04 pm

    Ooh! I’m completely unfamiliar with Swedish food. They really gave you a nice variety of sweets and snacks!

  11. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    04/05/2016 6:09 pm

    I think sometime back read about something similar on boxes from different countries and find it quite interesting to know more these places. I feel these boxes makes a perfect present.

  12. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla permalink
    04/05/2016 6:20 pm

    Oh wow, Nordic Fudge. I am so sold on that name. I’ve always wanted to go back to Sweden, this one makes me want to do it now!

  13. Agnes Dela Cruz permalink
    05/05/2016 12:55 am

    Those packaging designs are so lovely and dainty to look at. I love everything about it.

  14. Nicole permalink
    05/05/2016 2:25 am

    This would be perfect this coming Mothers Day, try the world helps people to taste food around the world even you’re not traveling.

  15. Karlyn Flores permalink
    05/05/2016 3:09 am

    I love to receive a goods from another country and taste their food

  16. Kathy Lacuna permalink
    05/05/2016 4:13 am

    I have had the chance to try Swedish food but my adventure with the cuisine has been limited to Swedish meatballs and the dill-cured salmon called gravlax. Both are delicious though. This Sweden Box gives a variety of Swedish treats that gives a glimpse of what Swedish food is like. I don’t mind trying it myself.

  17. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    05/05/2016 4:39 am

    The Try The World subscription boxes are indeed an awesome gift idea. It would be nice to get a different box from different countries each month. These Swedish foods sounds so delicious and I would love to try this box. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  18. Christina Aliperti permalink
    05/05/2016 10:44 am

    We have a family friend that is from Sweden and she always talks about the food. I would love to try this box. I have never had anything at all from Sweden and would love to experience some of these flavors.

  19. Tiffany Yong permalink
    05/05/2016 11:23 am

    Yum yum… I will love to try the double chocolate crisp! Do they deliver world-wide? Will go check their website and see what more stuff they have!

  20. Kathy permalink
    05/05/2016 11:35 am

    Sounds like some awesome products! I’ve never been to Sweden, so I haven’t tried their foods either. Looks like they would taste so good too.

  21. Melissa Bernardo permalink
    05/05/2016 11:38 am

    Awesome products! I want to subscribe to this subscription box! Looks awesome!

  22. Dana Peller (@Pellerini) permalink
    05/05/2016 11:44 am

    My eye went straight to the Nordic fudge….YUM!!

  23. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    05/05/2016 12:07 pm

    I have not tried any kind of food from Sweden and I always wondered what kind of delicacies they have in Scandinavian countries. I will have to check this out and give my taste buds an adventure.

  24. Stephanie Pass permalink
    05/05/2016 12:41 pm

    This all looks so good! My husband loves lingon berry sauce, so I always pick it up at Ikea.

  25. Chelsea L. permalink
    05/05/2016 1:39 pm

    I have never try Swedish food but by just looking at your photos above I think it will be easy for me to like it. Do they ship this kind of goodies international?

  26. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest permalink
    05/05/2016 2:18 pm

    Try the World has long been one of my favorite subscription boxes! They always pack them full of really good stuff, and the Sweden box looks to be no different.

  27. Heather permalink
    05/05/2016 5:09 pm

    That sounds like a lot of fun recieving food specific for that region. The nordic fudge sounds right up my alley!

  28. Melisa permalink
    05/05/2016 5:31 pm

    This looks like a very fun and delicious box! I’m definitely going to have to look into this.

  29. Angela Keating Simms permalink
    05/05/2016 6:04 pm

    This looks interesting. I’ve heard of different subscription boxes but this one actually looks good.

  30. Fred Hawson (@3xhcch) permalink
    05/05/2016 6:08 pm

    For some reason, I only think of fish when I think of Swedish cuisine. I guess this box will give us taste more of Sweden’s food culture. I am most attracted to that box of gourmet crepes.

  31. Adriana Lopez (@MrsALOMartin) permalink
    05/05/2016 6:42 pm

    Many yummy snacks inside of that box want to try the nordic fudge

  32. momknowsbest15 permalink
    05/05/2016 10:17 pm

    I think of chocolate with Sweeden. Cool to see other foods from there.

  33. RonRon permalink
    05/05/2016 10:25 pm

    Wow! this is awesome. Hope to try the TTW (Try The World) service too.

  34. Inspiring Kitchen permalink
    05/05/2016 8:29 pm

    Everything in that box sounds delicious. I want to try all of this, especially the Rosehip Nordic Fudge.

  35. JamericanSpice (@Jamericanspice) permalink
    05/05/2016 9:42 pm

    Wow! So much information!
    I would love to visit Sweden!
    I love that they do a box like this.
    Thanks for sharing!

  36. Shannon Peterson permalink
    05/05/2016 10:07 pm

    That nordic fudge has me drooling! I think its so fun to try things from different cultures!

  37. phyliciamarie permalink
    05/05/2016 11:21 pm

    The double chocolate crisps sounds soooo yum! The nordic fudge too, I feel like they’re such treats for moms or anyone with a sweet tooth.

  38. Rosey permalink
    06/05/2016 3:56 am

    I’m thinking those double chocolate crisps are looking pretty good. I’m a fan of all Swedish chocolate.

  39. Zwitsy permalink
    06/05/2016 2:23 am

    By just seeing them, I am sure that I will definitely love them! How I wish Philippines would come up with such idea. I hope Swedish food will be brought here!

  40. Julie Ann 💕 permalink
    06/05/2016 4:25 am

    I love this idea! I do consider myself a foodie and I absolutely love to travel. Sweden is one place I haven’t been so I enjoyed learning about it. I’m going to check out some of your other posts!

  41. milenabarrett permalink
    06/05/2016 7:34 am

    I bought my son a Try The World subscription for Christmas. We all love it and look forward to receiving our boxes!

  42. Kathy permalink
    06/05/2016 8:03 am

    I’ve never had any products from Sweden before. Maybe when I was little though because I remember making foods from all over the world. These products sound amazing too!

  43. Nova permalink
    06/05/2016 5:03 am

    Another taste of food from a different country. A great opportunity for you to try without leaving the country and they look good.

  44. Claire Algarme permalink
    06/05/2016 6:02 am

    I haven’t tasted Swedish food but by just looking at the photos, I seem to want to try them. Those double chocolate crisps… oh my! I want to get my hands on them! Maybe it’s time for me to check stores that sell Swedish goods. -Claire

  45. Choudry Nazma permalink
    06/05/2016 6:36 am

    oh what a lovley box.i am wonderig if i can get this to uk.

  46. tp keane permalink
    06/05/2016 6:53 am

    You make it all sound so good. I’ve never heard of this product, but now I’m going to keep an eye out for them.

  47. Happily Simple Mama (@simplemama2013) permalink
    06/05/2016 6:55 am

    This is my kind of box. I love coffee and almost always have the ground type. I really enjoy trying new flavors and varieties. I am sure these treats might also be a win as well.

  48. Cara (@StylishGeek) permalink
    06/05/2016 7:16 am

    Try the World seems like a fabulous service! I certainly love the array of products they have for a Taste of Sweden. Thanks for letting me know about them!

  49. Jamie Yonash (@SweeterByDesign) permalink
    06/05/2016 7:17 am

    Sweden is a place I hope to go someday! One of the best things about travel is trying the new foods of that location!

  50. webgal147 permalink
    06/05/2016 7:24 am

    I have never eaten Sweden food before. The Nordic fudge sounds really good. I will have to try it out sometime.

  51. Aziel Morte permalink
    06/05/2016 7:46 am

    I really want to receive a goods from another place or country. I could smell and taste

  52. Amy Jones permalink
    06/05/2016 8:43 am

    Love your selection of items!, it would be really cool if you could make different posts about different countries and tastes.

  53. Shannon Graham permalink
    06/05/2016 12:16 pm

    This is a great way to be unique with your gift on Mother’s Day. Hmmm…Nordic Fudge, sounds very yummy.

  54. Ronnie Epsi permalink
    06/05/2016 10:50 am

    Wow, that all looks so exotic! I have never tried any of these. What an interesting monthly subscription box.

  55. Bhushavali permalink
    06/05/2016 11:05 am

    I’ve never really thought of Swedish food. Thanks for this post. Gonna check out their specialty.

  56. Marielle Altenor permalink
    06/05/2016 11:14 am

    I would love to try this subscription box! I love trying new food from all around the world!

  57. Lori Felix permalink
    06/05/2016 11:35 am

    I haven’t tried food from Sweden yet but would love to try that Nordic Fudge. I’ll have to order a Try the World subscription.

  58. Dawn gibson-thigpen permalink
    06/05/2016 11:52 am

    oh my i would love this box. it looks amazing. i have always wanted to visit sweden

  59. Adriana permalink
    06/05/2016 5:21 pm

    I’ve been hearing so much about these boxes! I think I need to try!

  60. Ana Fernandez permalink
    06/05/2016 6:35 pm

    “If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.” Remy – Is that from ratatouille? He is so right!

  61. hautebeautyguide permalink
    06/05/2016 10:28 pm

    Ohhhh I can’t wait for my box to arrive! I want to give that fudge a try.

  62. Franc Ramon permalink
    06/05/2016 8:42 pm

    There are a lot of items I would love in the Swedish box. They do have a lot of great food.

  63. shubhadabhide permalink
    06/05/2016 10:57 pm

    Yummylicious post! I love to shop for swedish products whenever I visit IKEA. They taste uniquely different.

  64. Leke Awonuga permalink
    07/05/2016 8:58 am

    Never knew Sweden portend a great status on the European continent. I’d like to try the Jam by Hafi, with bread and Salad. Making me reminiscing about my childhood days. Good food simply nurtures the soul for joyous smiles which glows all over the person.

  65. Denise C permalink
    07/05/2016 10:24 am

    Now I’m just dying to know what that Nordic Fudge tastes like. Sounds amazing.

  66. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    07/05/2016 3:58 pm

    This looks like a great gift idea for anyone. I would love to try different gourmet foods each months. It would be a great topic for chat too. Thanks for sharing.

  67. Amanda Love permalink
    07/05/2016 7:28 pm

    I’ve heard about this Try the World and I would be so interested in this because of all the different foods that you can try around the world. Totally my kind of subscription.

  68. nicol permalink
    08/05/2016 3:56 pm

    anything with food has got my name on it haha i love anything elderflower and that syrup is definitely right up my street

  69. Maria Teresa Figuerres permalink
    08/05/2016 11:21 pm

    I haven’t tried anything Swedish yet, but the foodie in me would like to experience a Taste of Sweden, too. Those gourmet and chocolate crisps really intrigue me.

  70. Jay Simms permalink
    09/05/2016 9:17 am

    I have received a few boxes from Try The World and my favorite was France. I love trying the new products they include.

  71. Cecile permalink
    09/05/2016 2:41 pm

    What a fun box! I have been to Sweden and they have some fantastic food!

  72. Claudia Krusch permalink
    09/05/2016 6:36 pm

    They look like amazing products! I would love to try some of them!

  73. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    10/05/2016 3:46 am

    I bet these products taste delish. I have not try any of them yet. I hope someday especially the cookies.

  74. Nova permalink
    10/05/2016 5:32 am

    This idea is definitely brilliant, many would be willing to try the food from all over the world without spending too much or leaving the place, though it would be a great experience, but it would be awesome just to try some a country’s food just by doing this subscription.

  75. mskathykenny permalink
    10/05/2016 10:55 am

    They said when you can’t visit a place, have a taste of their food and you get an idea of what their place is like. 🙂

  76. María José Ovalle (@IamMaJoseOvalle) permalink
    10/05/2016 5:19 pm

    Nordic foods are fun. Have you tried canned reindeer meat?

  77. Parpar de Real permalink
    10/05/2016 10:41 pm

    What a good selection of goodies, I love to receive this from another country

  78. just1mommysopinion permalink
    11/05/2016 8:24 am

    Well hey, I’m a quarter Swedish! I guess I should know what these foods are, but I have no clue! lol. They look yummy 🙂

  79. Fashionable Librarian permalink
    11/05/2016 8:51 am

    This looks like such a fun box….the items look absolutely divine….

  80. Peachy A. permalink
    11/05/2016 4:47 pm

    Those are such interesting products. I’m very intereseted to try the Elderflower syrup. How was it?

  81. hannah gee permalink
    18/05/2016 3:28 am

    Aw this is interesting, Sweden is somewhere we always talk about visiting as it’ not to far from the UK but I had thought about the food there. Some Nordic fudge would definitely be o our gift list.

  82. alisonrost permalink
    19/06/2017 11:59 am

    My grandmother was from Sweden and I remember her cooking well. Especially the Swedish meatballs, pancakes, and sweet bread. She also made pickled herring, but those I left for my uncles. Brought back wonderful memories .. thank-you!

  83. Violinkit permalink
    20/06/2017 5:20 pm

    I love this Swedish food box and though I have never been to Sweden I now know a lot more of the type of treats they eat there. I love the look of the Nordic fudge and I adore Licorice and was surprised that they make it in Sweden too as the Licorice I usually eat here in Ireland is from Australia.


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