Blood pudding most disliked Swedish dish
Published: 24 Aug 10 10:45 CET | Double click on a word to get a translation
Foreigners living in Sweden can't get enough of smoked salmon, cinnamon buns, crayfish and meatballs. However, they have a harder time warming up to blood pudding, fried herring, Kalles kaviar and pasta with ketchup, The Local's readers revealed in a survey.In conjunction with the second anniversary of Mataffären, an online grocery delivery service in Stockholm, The Local asked readers to share what they love and hate about Swedish food.
Nearly 20 percent of respondents said blood pudding was their least favourite Swedish food, while 18 percent said fried herring. Favourite foods included smoked salmon (12.7 percent), cinnamon buns and crayfish (8.5 percent apiece).
Despite falling in love with Swedish treats, foreigners still pine for the tastes of home. Readers crave many food products not readily available in Sweden, including French's Yellow Mustard from the US, Hellmann's Mayonnaise, which is sold widely in English-speaking countries and Latin America, gravy granules, ćevapčići (Balkan meatballs), hagelsag (Dutch chocolate sprinkles), telemea (Romanian cheese) and karnıyarık, or "slit belly," a Turkish and Western Armenian aubergine dish.
To celebrate its second anniversary in mid-August, Mataffären asked The Local's readers to propose items that they want to see the service provide. The products, in order, were French's Yellow Mustard, Tim Tams (Australian chocolate biscuits), Hellmann's Mayonnaise, gravy granules, PG Tips tea bags and Marmite and Vegemite. Mataffären now plans to include these products in its online selection.