Friday, November 9, 2012

Krembo!


Jirina and I bought a krembo, which is a yummy chocolate-coated marshmallow treat (nom!) that was apparently invented some 200 years ago in Denmark. How vintage of us!

In Finland we call them "suukko", which translates to a kiss. One of our friends has a tendency to ask people if one wants a "suukko" and, instead of handing over the treat, she gives you a kiss.

Instead of simply eating our kiss, we started smearing it on each others' faces and snapping photos. Makes perfect sense, no?

Happy Friday, everyone!

19 comments:

  1. & I'm supposed to be Danish & didn't even know about this important contribution to the world culture of our small nation... embarassing!

    But you ladies sure know how to eat them right :-)

    (In Danish they are called 'flødeboller' by the way)

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    1. Hee! I know they have quite a long history in Finland but I had no idea that they're available internationally until I googled them for this post. Interesting, nonetheless!

      What does "flødeboller" mean?

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    2. Flødeboller literally means 'cream balls'. But I think I should also tell you that it is by no means only the Danes, who have made major contributions to 'things we love'. The Finnish have every reason to be proud.. If you e.g. look up the phenomenon of 'chewing gum' in Wikipedia as I happened to do today, you will see that it was not the Americans, nor the Ancient Greeks, nor anyone else but the Finnish, who invented the chewing gum, about 5000 B.C.

      How about that?

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    3. Cream balls, heh, that's what it sounded like to my Scandinavian ears. Finns invented the chewing gum? Wow, I had no idea about that - and usually Finnish people are very proud of our inventions. You live and you learn!

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  2. I am in love with those fingerwaves...you both look darling.

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    1. Thank you! No one does them quite as well as Jirina does. We put together a little tutorial video that should be online soon-ish!

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  3. Such darling, super fun photos. Krembo sounds utterly scrumptious. I've had chocolate covered marshmallows before, but never those ones. I'll have to ask Tony (who was born and raised in Italy) if he ever tried one while living in Europe.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you! :) Scrumptious, indeed! Do ask Tony and let me know too. It would be interesting to know if they have these treats in Italy as well.

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  4. These sound delicious! Love the pictures, both of you look gorgeous with your hair so striking.

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  5. Isn't the filling more like mashmallow-flavoured cream-like substance rather than actual marshmallow? Anyways, I LOOOVE them! I always used to buy one of each flavour: vanilla, banana, mocha and strawberry and eat them in this order: vanilla, strawberry, banana and mocha. Saving the best for last. And then feel a bit sick afterwards from all that sugar :D They best ones are made by Brunberg, here in Finland and they also have little waffle on the bottom.

    PS. It's about time to get some proper hair-do tutorial from you two!! Can't wait!

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    1. Oh yes! You're right, the filling is more creamy than marshmallowy. Or like a mixture of those two. Either way, they're SO delicious! I'm not a sweets person but I really missed the Brunberg ones whilst in Finland.

      Hee! Thank you! Tutorial coming right up. ;)

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  6. These photos are just the sweetest! (excuse the pun). You and your friend are adorable, and make such a good set!

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    1. Hee, the pun is most appreciated. Thank you! We do have so much fun together.

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  7. Eeep so adorable and precious!!!

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  8. Looks yummy! And I can't stop looking at the hair!!! Fabulous :)

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