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Hej everyone!

12/05/2018 - 9:38am

We hope you've been enjoying the fine weather as much as we have. May is such a wonderful month, filled with spring flowers, bird song, birthdays, long weekend breaks and barbecue parties in the garden - and of course the Eurovision final. We have high hopes for Sweden's Benjamin Ingrosso on Saturday the 12th! We have everything you need to add some Swedishness to your get-togethers with friends and family. Grill sausages, potato salad, grill chips crisps, ice-cream, different kinds of schnapps, Swedish whiskey from Mackmyra and gin from Hernö Gin. For those of you who prefer alcohol free drinks, we stock soft drinks such as Hallonsoda, Ramlösa, Pommac, Trocadero and Saxhyttegubbens Blåbär 100%, which is an excellent alcohol free alternative to red wine and contains only freshly squeezed blueberries (approximately 2300 in each 33cl bottle!)

It may come as a surprise to some that there is such as thing as Swedish gin! We stock Hernö gin, which is the first dedicated gin distillery in Sweden, situated in Dala, the High Coast of Sweden. Hernö claim their gin to have the most awards of any gin in Europe. Find a range of recipes for gin cocktails on their website.

We love discovering new, exclusive Swedish deli products, made with the finest ingredients. Now you can find the award-winning vegan and gluten-free ice-cream from Lily & Hanna's in our stores. We also stock a range of hot sauces from Skånsk Chili, made with fresh chilis, organically grown in Skåne. From Skåne also comes the wonderfully aromatic coffee from the small coffee roastery in Sandby. The coffee is organic and ethically sourced.
From coffee beans to cocoa beans! We now stock a range of delicious and exclusive award-winning hand made beans-to bar chocolate from Vintage Plantations. The Vintage Plantations chocolate is manufactured in Umeå, made with organic cocoa and cane sugar, and flavoured with northern berries and medicinal plants dried and milled locally.

On the 12 May our friend Gunnar Larsson is walking a marathon in help for cancer research. He'll be wearing a smashing Swedish Cinnamon Bun outfit, and a bra (!) If that is a sight you'd like to see - please follow link to sponsor his endeavours and Moon Walk.

Some of you may have heard that new data regulation rules (GDPR) is coming in to place on 25 of May. This means that we need to re-new your consent to send you future newsletters. In the next few days you'll get an email from us, which we hope you'll reply 'Yes', and that you'd like to receive future newsletters from us. We can ensure you that we will never give away your personal details to anyone, and we only use your email to very occasionally tell you about news in our shops.

On our website you'll find delicious recipes, such as these ones for Raspberry Cave biscuits and Rhubarb Cordial, perfect for a fika break outdoors. In our gift and design section you'll find a range of Fika mugs and trays, Swedish flags and t-shirts.

Have a wonderful May and we'll be in touch again nearer to that most wonderful time of year - Midsummer!