More Swedish strangeness…
Now seriously Swedes… what is with the pick’n’mix sweets everywhere? I can’t say Sweden is particularly renowned for its sweet tooth (or maybe I have been hanging out with the wrong people!?). Anyhow this evening after an enormous meal consisting of a 90g beef patty burger and fries (courteously of the local restaurant next to campus) my friend and I (a certain Caroline) decided to go on a mission for dessert… which you would think is easy, but on a pretty full stomach, everything seems like a bad idea.
Anyway we decided on sweets (and yes yes mother I know and apple would have bene better!) and HOLY COW was that not the best idea we have ever had! Not only were they not that appealing visually (they look… well kinda all dried up), probably not that sanitary coming from a comunal box but by jove did they not taste that great! You would think that will the enormous amount of E-numbers in there they would have been able to crack the “flavour” part! They look colourful and yeah I suppose “tasty” (to an ADHD child like myself) but the taste could probably have made even Eichmann crumble!
The various names also sound appealing. I mean I chose a “ferrari caramel chocolate car” and some “vampire teeth”. How does that not sound great?
While eating them… our faces started to spasm all over the place. One minute it was too sweet, one minute it was too acidic and another minute it was just plain disgusting! Also, I hate getting duped about sweets. I mean to say, chewing-gum is NOT and I repeat this for emphasis, chewing-gum is NOT a sweet. I believe that “gum” and all “gum” orientated sweets are in a totally new sugary section. So, you can understand my confusion when I bought a strawberry shaped sweet and was found chewing for hours! (ok maybe a couple of minutes but still!). I was duped by the “Gottmix” sweet company! And anyway, of all that is holy is this world these sweets were definitely not a “godly mixe like the company would like us all to think (gott = god in german and gott in Swedish means good) BUT STILL! It is neither good nor godly! So screw this!
If I was american I would probably have already tried to sue them! OUTRAGEOUS! And lastly (but not least!) if the Swedes like these damned pick’n’mix sweets so much, then they have bad sweet tastes… I mean do they realise there are better and tastier sweets out there? I’m thinking of doing in sweet intervention for the good people of Sweden! They are really missing out!
Haribo boy! You need to come to the rescue! I implore you!