Located at 89 Christopher Street in Manhattan's West Village.
To a colorful display of loose candy!
"Sugar cubes." Sockerbit's eponymous marshmallows, available plain or strawberry-flavored.
Swedish lollipops. Pictured are tricolored fruity fruxoklubba (left) and raspberry zoo klubba (right.) Not pictured are strawberry jordgubbsklubbor.
Dumle & Hemkola
Dumle, pictured left, are chocolate-covered, slightly nutty toffee caramels, and a Swedish candy classic. On the right are Hemkola, hazelnut chews (think hazelnut Starburst.)
Mariane & Napoleon
Mariane are chocolates covered in a hard peppermint shell, an interesting reversal of most mint-chocolate sweets you'll find stateside.
The Napoleon candies are hard licorice filled with intense salmiak powder, not unlike the famous Turkisk Peppar (Turkish Pepper) candies, which are the same thing, but with pepper added to the salmiak. Not for the faint of heart.
This store has marshmallow dolphins. That is all.
Doppade Floppy & Fransk Nougat
They also have chocolate-covered marshmallow dolphins and french nougat.
Happy Fruits & Geisha
Fruit chews and chocolate covered hazelnut pralines.
Punsch Punsch & Rabarberpinnar
Punsch Punsch are liqueur chocolates; they're sweet and sugary, and the taste of alcohol isn't overwhelming.
Rabarberpinnar are the first of many flavored licorices—with a gummy exterior and powdery interior—in this slideshow. These ones are rhubarb (you read that right) and peach flavored. They're quite good, with a nice mellow sweetness.
Choco Karamel & Sura Soda Pops
Crispy chocolate caramels and sour fruity soda gummies ("sura" is Swedish for sour.)
Sälta Blackfiskar & Piratus
"Salty black fish" licorice and black licorice dubloons.
Dansk Skalle & Mjölkchoklad Bananchips
Sour apple skulls colored like the flag of Denmark and milk chocolate bananachips.
Cola Flaskor & Mangogrodor
Gummy cola bottles and mango frogs.
Fazer Blå & Choko Ljus
Solid milk chocolates and chocolate-covered caramels with a faint hint of mocha.
Milk chocolate with hazelnut filling. No one was able to identify the guy on the wrapper.
Pepparkakskola & Lussekattskola
Gingerbread and saffron bun toffees. They taste just like what they describe, and I'm very happy they both exist.
Lemon taffy, could best be described as tasting like chewy lemonade.
Kanderade Häxvrål, Cocosar, Screech Jordgubb
An intense mix of sweet and salty licorices including coconut licorice with black licorice powder and a chewy black licorice covered by a chewy strawberry exterior.
Amerikanska Linser & Julskum
"American lenses," candy-covered chocolates like M&Ms or British Smarties, but flatter and with better chocolate.
Julskum are fruit flavored marshmallows shaped like tomtes, Christmas gnomes from Scandinavian folklore.
Milk chocolate müsli clusters with raisins and yogurt peanut clusters.
Fylld Röd Lakrits
Small (and very pretty) fruit chews.
Skumbatar & Sura Cola Nappar
Chewy fruity marshmallow boats and sour cola pacifiers.
Skumbananer & Sur Fizzymeter
Banana marshmallows and bubblegum sour belts.
Hokus Pokus Kola/Salt & Screech Salta Hallon
The Hokus Pokus salty hard caramel and licorice candies are very challenging to start, but once the intense salt subsides, the sweet caramel and bitter licorice blend nicely.
The Salta Hallon—with a raspberry exterior and licorice interior— are also salty, but less so.
Salta Tigerhuvud & Lakritskonfekt
Salty licorice tigers and Swedish licorice allsorts.
Skum Elefantfötter & Salta Salmiak Pastiler
These foam elephant feet are made from caramel marshmallow and licorice, although the molasses-y flavor overwhelms the licorice (not a bad thing if you're black licorice-averse.) The salmiak lozenges on the right are probably one of the more intense candies in the store.
Licorice tires. (This would probably be a good time to note that The Lego Group is the world's largest tire manufacturer. Isn't that awesome?)
Easily the best product description in the store. Tastes like cherry.
Äkta Krokant & Rambo Twist
Crunchy chocolate-covered toffee and chewy strawberry and vanilla.
Colabitar & Sur Skumfisk
Sour cola licorice sticks and sour marshmallow fish.
Stora Surskallar & Minibjörnar Hallon
Sour peach skulls and chocolate-covered raspberry gummi bears.
Sura Wattenmelonsbitar & Stora Hjartan
Sour watermelon licorice and raspberry hearts.
Sura Skallar & Mini Stekta Ägg
Sour skulls and mini fried eggs (they're actually citrus-flavored, and don't taste anything like eggs.)
Sura Persikor & Sura Bumlingar
Sour gummy peaches and sour hard "boulders."
These tutti-frutti buttons are sharply sweet and sour.
Kola Kantareller & Ovaler Vattenmelon
The caramel marshmallow mushrooms have a nice, toasty flavor, while the watermelon ovals taste like, well, gummy watermelon.
These fizzy soda bottles are a bit intense, but the sour sugar simulates fizz in a really fun way.
If you don't want to mix and match, you can also buy prepackaged candies for $9.95.
Bilar & Polly
Bilar Fruitkombi are a mix of car-shaped lemon and grapefruit gummy marshmallows. Polly is Sweden's leading brand of bagged chocolates. Pictured here are Polly Charter, a mix of chocolate and tropical fruit flavors, and Polly Bilar, which is chocolate-covered Bilar without the car shape.
The Kex chocolate bars have crisped rice, and the Kola variety is crazy delicious, especially if you like the feeling of toffee bits in your teeth.
Daim bars are flat bars of chocolate-covered crunchy almond caramel.
These small, mostly sugar-free lozenges have been produced since 1909 to promote "appealing breath and a successful social life." Think Swedish Tic-Tacs, but with wildly different flavors.
Paradis & Aladdin
Two of Sweden's most popular chocolate gift boxes (especially around Christmas), Aladdin contains milk and dark chocolates, while Paradis has only milk.
Äkta Gränna Polkagris
Polkagrisar were invented in the town of Gränna in 1859, and is one of the largest candy canes I've ever seen. This peppermint one is made by Franssons in Gränna, although it's labeled for export to Finland.
Sirap & Honung
Dark and light syrups are very common in Scandinavian baking, and the dark syrup can be used in place of molasses.
Swedish whipped honey is a popular substitute for refined sugar.
Pickles & Preserves
Beauvais is a popular maker of condiments, based in Denmark. Pictured are beetroot, gherkins, cucumber salad, and red cabbage.
Below are various Swedish preserves, including the all-popular lingonberry.
Småkakor & Knäckebröd
Hazelnut and raspberry cookies on top, and quintessentially Nordic multigrain crispbread on bottom.
Swedish mustard, seen here in original, coarse, and dill varieties, alongside Danish remoulade, which is also popular in Germany and Sweden (especially on hot dogs.)
Mackerel in tomato sauce, fish balls in dill sauce, and a very obviously named jar of marinated herring.
Präst, Räkost, & Kaviar
Präst is a Swedish hard cheese which traces its roots to the Swedish tradition of paying tithes with agricultural goods. It's also sometimes cured in whisky or vodka.
Räkost is a popular prawn and cheese spread, while Kalles is a famous brand of creamed smoked roe. Both are known for being addictively salty.
Ha en söt dag!
Have a sweet day!