We went to the worlds biggest candy store... and it was very disappointing for us vegans!

in food •  2 months ago

When me and @umulius drove across the border to Sweden the other day to buy ingredients for @ambrosiacafe and our upcoming Mabon celebrations, we randomly ended up next to the worlds biggest candy store.

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For anyone interested in checking out the store themselves its located in Charlottenberg in Sweden, and is called 'Gottebiten'. The store has 3500 m2 of just candy, snacks and soda.

We went there mainly looking for some loose weight pick and mix licorice and other possibly vegan candy. In Norway, we are often surprised to find out that a lot of candy we thought contained animal products like gelatin are actually fully vegan. Well here on the other hand, in the worlds biggest candy store; almost nothing is vegan!

Sure there are several types of candies in the store that is free from gelatin, and they are even labeled so, but most of them still contain E120 made from lice and are soaked in beeswax.

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For vegan candy enthusiasts like ourselves, this was not a very impressive haul.



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You can clearly tell that I look quite disappointed here I guess...

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so many variants of candies are available there. I am never before seen this type of market...

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Yeah sweden has some really crazy big candystores @babai1995!

Hahahahhah dear lord!

Proves the sugar industry is still in swing :P i'll mail you soon , i neeeed to come to the event :) what date is it?

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21-23 of September. Ill send you most of the info you need in a protonmail one of the next days (bug me if I forget about it) and the location a bit closer to the date of the event :)

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Schweeeeeet! ill try bring the crew :) dog friendly for friendly dogs?

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No unfortunately we are not dog friendly at our events :/ I wish we could be, everyone in our crew loves dogs, but we have had a few bad experiences with dogs in relations to having very loud soundsystems at our events.

Even though the dogs might be the nicest in the world, as you might know loud sound over time might stress them out and they can become unpredictable. We will be running a 15kw Turbosound setup, so thats pretty loud allright!

There was a bad incident in Sweden at a similar event a few years ago where a 7 year old kid got bitten in the face on the dancefloor by a dog that had been supernice all weekend and that I myself was playing with just the day before.

Excellent images of vegan candies!

Excelentes imagenes de caramelos veganos!

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Unfortunately only a very tiny amount of them turned out to be vegan... :/

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It was not so yummy @makesushi :(

I won't tell the vegan police on you if you try some ;)

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Eating lice and pigfat is not really appealing to me anymore @funbobby51 :/

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I would try some lice if they were fried up in pig fat!

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Thats just plain weird

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it would be like rice krispies or lice krispies I suppose. ;) Insects are a good source of protein. Grazing animals are not really vegetarians, ever seen a cow or deer spit out a bug?

I can totally relate, I felt the same recently in a big candy store, although there was still one thing for me ^^

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Yeah unfortunatelty its not always easy to find vegan candy... Today we have one of the best vegan chocolates money can buy on our table here though:
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Hehe looks great, but vegan chocolates are easy to find :D

You should try Godteslottet in Pilestredet. Lots of vegan (without gelatin) candy there and reasonably priced too.

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Thanks for the tip @janusface! We will check it out the next time we are in the city :)