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    I find them a bit sandy.

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    Rye bread and liquorice....I'm a real demon for liquorice....the best is in Finland. And a simple piece of rye bread with ham and cheese.....heaven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estesark View Post
    I really don't like Finnish food.

    I find it bland, bland, bland. There is nothing in Finnish cuisine that really makes me excited in the same way as a bowl of pasta, or a fresh pizza, or a vegetable curry, or even an English fry-up.

    I don't enjoy salmiakki, or mämmi, or vispipuuro, or viili, or rahka, or hernekeitto, or ruisleipä, or piimä, or glögi, or sima, or koskenkorva, and so on. Why is it so hard to find a bag of sweets without any salmiakki in?

    Also, I'm a vegetarian (lacto-ovo). So much of Finnish food is meat and fish, I am really restricted. I thought that it was difficult finding good vegetarian food in a typical restaurant in the UK, but here it's many times harder.

    Cheese is particularly bad here. Most people just eat that tasteless "edam" that comes in bricks, but even when I do see some proper cheddar available in the shops, it's like five euros for the same amount that would cost less than two pounds in the UK, and it's still too mild for my liking. This is a problem for me; I'm a cheese lover.

    But you could name pretty much any type of food, and I would tell you something wrong with it. Which is a shame, because I'm normally a very positive person... Honest! I love bilberries. See?
    Have you tried Fazer chocolate? I would be very surprised if you didnt like that.

    Im not being closed minded however i have never came across this problem before with finnish food. But perhaps thats because i love fish and meats and like you said you are a vegetarian......
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    Have you tried Fazer chocolate? I would be very surprised if you didnt like that.
    Oh my, are you serious? I hate Fazer chocolate.

    I am very fond of Cadbury's chocolate, which is British, as that is what I have grown up with. However, I am a well-travelled individual, and I have been to places such as Belgium and Switzerland, renowned for their chocolate-making skills, and I just have to say... Fazer doesn't even come close. I find it to have a strangely oily taste, not "chocolately" enough!

    The worst thing is that, as Fazer is such a traditional Finnish brand, that I get it as a gift very often. I honestly can't eat it, and usually give it to my grandmother. I much prefer Marabou, which probably makes me unpatriotic, but I can't control my taste buds!

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    I love Cadburys aswell, and iv been to places such as switzerland and belgium as well. However Fazer is as you said a traditional finnish brand, and there is alot worse chocolate out there.


    Oh and i was serious as well, alot of my british friends have come to love Fazer from when i took it over to UK.
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    Semi melted leipäjuusto with cloudberry jam! yum yum...

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    don't mention Fazer's chocolate, i'm going to cry; since august i didn't eat any kind of chocolate actually it's the only kind of chocolate i can eat, for some reason i get allergic reaction to any other kind of chocolate xD

    i liked very much ruisleipä and the paahtoleipä too... and there was some kind of sauce made of tuna and it was chilli. i don't know what the name was but it was one of the best foods i ate in Finland. and meatballs made of fish, that was also great
    actually the only thing i didn't liked was the lohikeitto, but only because it was full of dill and i don't like it

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    Fazer chocolate was the best I ever had. If you don't like the food in Finland, you aren't missing out on much..


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    salmiakki tastes SO BAD,sorry to say
    i love cloudberries though.
    and also Pulla tastes very nice,<3 :P
    Gonna try more finnish food when i come there next time.

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    Food is always a question of personal taste. Still, Finnish food is much more than what you can get from Lidl or Siwa. Finnish cheese is not only Edam. We have beaten Swiss Emmental with our own Emmentals in international competions What goes to Cheddar, it's good but far too heavy to please Finns on every day use.
    Different areas have different specialities, this applies also to vegetarian dishes.

    Fazer chocolate is made for the Finnish taste, and as said it does not taste that "chocolately", as there is less chocolate in the recipe. We don't care what other people say about our chocolate, we love our Fazer

    Some good links for Finnish food recipes:
    Finnish recipes
    Food from Finland :: Starters

    Finnish cheese:
    Cooking ingredients: Finnish cheeses

    And for those who can read Finnish: Reseptihaku | Maku.fi

    Local food sold in Tampere directly from Ahlman farm:
    Ahlman
    Ruokaohjeet

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