While gummy bears were garnering all the attention, the folks at Kolsvart in Malmö, Sweden were busy reminding the world about their claim to chewy candy fame: Swedish Fish. Unlike the one-note grocery version, the Kolsvart fish are as fun to behold as they are to eat.
I gathered a focus group of kids aged 6-12 and they confirmed three flavors as the next hot thing:
- Piggvaren—sour blueberry turbots
- Torsken—blackcurrant and raspberry cods
- Gäddan—elderflower pikes
Spot on, kids.
Adults love them, too, ‘cause they’re vegan, gluten free, and just the right amount of chewy and sweet. For sweets lovers, this stuff is hard currency on the playground or in the office.