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Where to start!? There are so many lovely, typical Swedish specialties. Unfortunately, it's difficult (and illegal) to bring meatballs, Toast Skagen, bleak roe and herring through customs. But you can enjoy it while in town. Something that is typical Swedish, and much more travel-friendly are cinnamon rolls and pick-and-mix candy. Swedes love pick-and-mix candy! Choose between endless of varieties. If you dare you will have to try a salty licorice. Do you like caviar? In that case, “Kalles Caviar” is a must. When it comes to drinks, elderflower juice and lingo berry juice are two great non-alcoholic beverages. If you are up for something stronger I would recommend you to bring back a good snaps/aquavit. Snaps is a Swedish word for a small shot of an alcoholic beverage usually aquavit or vodka. A tradition in Scandinavia is to drink snaps at Midsummer, Christmas and Easter.