Our ABC Guide To Swedish Lifestyle

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Our ABC Guide To Swedish Lifestyle

When one of our writers pitched this guide to the editor, she admittedly had read one too many toddler books on one too few hours of sleep…

ABBA

Do we even need to explain this one?

BabyBjörn

This family-run company helps new parents carry their babes hands-free.

Cinnamon buns

Also known as kanelbullens, they are sprinkled with pearl sugar instead of icing in Sweden.

Malmö, Sweden. Condeco

Dala horses

A true icon in Swedish culture.

Elsa Hosk

This Victoria’s Secret model has had quite the run.

Fika

Again, need we say more?

Glögg

Just smelling this warm, delicious drink makes us think about the holidays.

Herring

This Swedish dish isn’t for all of us.

IKEA

Does anyone else have a beacon in their brain for this Swedish retailer?

Julbord

Is your Christmas table ready for the holidays?

Smörgåsbord
Photo: David Castor

Kalles Kavier

Is there a best way to eat your creamed cod roe? We think a tube is best.

Lingonberries

Best served with meatballs and mashed potatoes.

Midsummer/Midsommar

After this year, we’re not sure which Midsummer we want to talk about – the holiday or the movie.

Nobel Prizes

These prestigious awards hail from Sweden.

Omnipollo

One of the proud Swedish brewers out there.

Photo: Gustav Karlsson Frost

Princess Cake

Easy to eat, hard to make.

Queen Silvia of Sweden

She’s the matriarch of the Swedish Royal family.

Rye bread

Rye bread is very common in Sweden.

Smörgåsbord

A classic smattering of Swedish dishes, bites and eats.

Tetra Pak

This Swedish packaging company changed the way goods were delivered and stored.

 

Umgås Magazine

Your No. 1 source for all things Swedish-American.

Vikings

The Viking Age was a badass time in Sweden’s history. Be a badass. 

Waffles

Heart-shaped waffles and lingonberry jam, for the win.

X-Factor

The ill-fated show only lasted one season in Sweden, so you can “X” this off your list…see what we did there?

Yngwie Malmsteen

Named one of the greatest electric guitarists of all time by Time.

Zara and Zlatan

Because we just love her and him so much.

Zara Larsson

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