10 Dishes Found Exclusively in Sweden

1. Lingonberries

Lingonberries are frequently used to create jams and syrups, and they are served alongside everything from pancakes to meatballs.

2. Sour Herring

Surstromming, or sour herring, is a Swedish delicacy that Lonely Planet describes as sometimes smelling like "eggs rotting in open sewage drains."

3. Crispbread

According to Leksands, a brand that has been making crispbread for six generations, crispbread has a prominent position in Swedish history, dating back to 500 A.D.

4. Toast Skagen

Toast Skagen is a shrimp toast garnished with sour cream, mayonnaise, dill, and chopped shrimp and spread with butter.

5. Pea soup and pancakes

Catholic kitchens prepared large meals for congregations on Thursdays to fill them up before the traditional Friday fast in the 1400s, when the comfort food combination is believed to have originated.

6. Princess cake

Princess cake is probably one of the most well-known desserts in the globe. Approximately 500,000 princess desserts are sold annually in Sweden, and they are available at most bakeries.

7. Kanelbulle

 The average Swede consumes up to 230 cinnamon rolls per year, and the pastry is so ubiquitous that it has its own day on the calendar, October 4, also known as National Cinnamon Bun Day.

8. Filmjolk

 Filmjolk is defined as mesophilic yogurt by Yemoos. Typically blended with cereal or granola, filmjolk can also be combined with sugar, jam, fruit, and seasonings.

9. Smorgastarta

 According to The Local, it literally combines the words for sandwich (smorgas) and cake (tarta) to create "sandwich cake.

10. Artsoppa

Artsoppa was a popular one-pot meal among the impoverished of the country, who typically possessed only one pot.