Polkagris (literally "peppermint pig)
In Grannä they make their mint polkagris and other "karameller" in this shop. You can buy the delicious goodies at the shop or online in Sweden (didn't seem to work with my American credit):
http://www.polkagris.com/shop. And for more information about this yummy confection check out Nordstjernan. For those of you willing to get sticky, the peppermint recipe is below!*
I wrote about this once before (here) but check out these gorgeous all-natural Swedish fish and other beautiful candies at Sugar Fina! http://www.sugarfina.com. They do ship in the US and internationally (although that's a little rich for my blood, sorry Mamma.)
Mmmmm... Marabou. Growing up in Sweden who didn't hear this "reklam" (ad) being played at the movies and it always made my mouth water. (Marabou has a cool ad playing on their website http://www.marabou.se/ about a Swede living in Kenya. She misses her friends, family and Swedish chocolate. Me too!) Marabou still has a production facility in Upplands Väsby but they are now owned by the largest chocolatier, Mondalez International. One of the many Swedish food websites that carry Marabou in America is http://www.swedensbest.com/chocolate1.html.
Sockerbit in NYC let's you recreate the act of building your own candy bag with "penny candy" such as many children do every Saturday. It's called "lördags godis" or "Saturday candy" and it's a treat. Check out more on them here, and some background https://www.sockerbit.com/inspiration.html
You can buy many Swedish candies on their site, including one of my favs "Marianne".
|From IKEA's candy selection|
1-2 tablespoons margarine