Goodies from Iceland

Most of you know that I love grocery shopping!  I think it tells so much about a country’s culture.  With such a small country like Iceland (population approx. 350,000), it was tough to find items that were actually made in Iceland.  Most of the things I found were imported from Copenhagen, which makes sense since the country used to be a colony of Denmark.  But below are some shots I took of the gems I found while shopping at Iceland’s grocery stores (Bonus, Kronan and Hagkaup).  My favourite item: Skyr!  I loved it so much I had it every morning 🙂 Its Iceland’s equivalent of “greek yogurt” – thick and smooth and comes in a variety of flavours!  My favourite was pear!  And like in North America with the popularity of yogurt drinks, they also sold a drinkable version.  I just love dairy!!!

Chocolate that is made in Reykjavik.  They are chocolate covered caramels in different flavours.

Chocolate that is made in Reykjavik. They are chocolate covered caramels in different flavours.

Bacon flavoured and shaped puffs/chips.

Bacon flavoured and shaped puffs/chips.

Iceland's version of "greek" yogurt - Skyr is a high protein dairy product.

Iceland’s version of “greek” yogurt – Skyr is a high protein dairy product (Melon flavour here).

I had to take a picture of this - check our the flavour!  Cool American!

I had to take a picture of this – check our the flavour! Cool American!

Paprika flavoured Lays Chips!

Paprika flavoured Lays Chips!

Peach apricot Fanta!

Peach apricot Fanta!

Portable mini Philadelphia cream cheese in some cool flavours like Sweet Chilli or Paprika.

Portable mini Philadelphia cream cheese in some cool flavours like Sweet Chilli or Paprika.

Some sort of fish/seafood salad - I could only handle a couple of bites of this one :)

Some sort of fish/seafood salad – I could only handle a couple of bites of this one 🙂

Peach passionfruit Skyr drink.

Peach passionfruit Skyr drink.

Variety of ready made pancakes/crepes.

Variety of ready made pancakes/crepes.

Mini portable cream cheese spreads - shrimp and mushroom flavours.

Mini portable cream cheese spreads – shrimp and mushroom flavours.

Icelandic pate - not sure what kind it is but it was tasty!

Icelandic pate – not sure what kind it is but it was tasty!

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