Exploring Swedish Christmas Candy: The best Christmas Candy in the world

Exploring Swedish Christmas Candy: The best Christmas Candy in the world

Swedish Christmas candy, or "julgodis" as it's known in Swedish, is an integral part of the country's holiday festivities. In this blog, we'll take you on a sweet journey through the delectable world of Swedish Christmas candy.

The Classics: What You Can't Miss

  1. Pepparkakor (Gingerbread Cookies): These spiced, thin cookies are a Christmas staple in Sweden. Traditionally shaped into hearts, stars, and pigs, they are often hung as decorations on the Christmas tree. They're perfect for dipping in warm glögg (mulled wine) or enjoyed on their own.

  2. Lussebullar (Saffron Buns): Lussebullar are saffron-infused sweet buns, often shaped like the letter 'S' or intricate braids. They're enjoyed on St. Lucia's Day (December 13th) and throughout the holiday season.

  3. Knäck (Toffee): Knäck is a hard toffee candy made from sugar, butter, and syrup. It's often filled with chopped almonds and cut into bite-sized pieces. The rich, buttery flavor is a true treat.

  4. Ischoklad (Chocolate Bonbons): These simple yet delicious candies consist of chocolate mixed with coconut fat, creating a creamy and melt-in-your-mouth experience. They are typically adorned with a single almond on top.

  5. Polkagris (Peppermint Sticks): While not exclusively a Christmas candy, these red and white striped peppermint sticks are widely enjoyed during the holiday season. They make excellent stocking stuffers.

Modern Twists: Contemporary Swedish Christmas Sweets

While the classics hold a special place in Swedish hearts, modern twists on traditional sweets have also gained popularity. Some examples include:

  1. Marabou Chocolate Bars: Marabou is a famous Swedish chocolate brand that produces a variety of holiday-themed chocolate bars, often with festive fillings like caramel or nougat.

  2. Juleskum: Pink fluffy elves with white beards that are irresistibly delicious. It is no wonder that Juleskum is one of the Swedish people's favorites when it comes to Christmas sweets. No Christmas without Juleskum!

  3. Bilgranar: Since 1953 Ahlgren's cars have been Sweden's most bought car. However, during Christmas, they are shaped as Christmas Ornaments.


Whether you're in Sweden or across the globe, consider adding a taste of Swedish Christmas candy to your holiday celebrations this year. It's a delightful way to experience the magic of Swedish Christmas traditions and savor the sweet moments of the season