Sunday, August 07, 2005



What is it?
It's what's for breakfast (and sometimes lunch) in Sweden. It's similar to runny yoghurt only it uses different bacteria cultures. It tastes slightly tarter and more healthy than yoghurt. You can buy it in the store or else make your own by pouring regular milk in a bowl of leftover filmjölk, covering it with a cloth, and letting it sit overnight.

What do I do with it?
You pour it in a ceral bowl and then put stuff in it like any combination of jams and cereals. I prefer muesli.

Why should I care?
It's addicting, plus it's good for the intestinal tract so it's a great way to start the day.

What else do I eat for breakfast in Sweden?
Depends where you are, but normally you eat any combination of buttered bread (crispy Wasa knäckebröd or soft brown bread), cheese, jam, cucumbers, liver paté, sliced meats, caviar, and hard boiled eggs.

Why are you writing about breakfast foods all of a sudden?
I am trying to make this site interesting to people to want to know more about Swedish life and ahem, culture.


myke said...

the only thing that sounds good out of that list is buttered bread and perhaps hard boiled eggs. but i suppose it's all according to what one is used to.

hey, sloth ... you sparked me to change do something I had been thinking about for some time ... go to my blog and you'll see what i mean.

Lotta said...

Just to say Filmjölk is great. I am trying not to O.D on it,as I've just moved back to Sweden (from the UK). And there's so many different flavours, Mmmm

And the bread. I found myself buying four loaves last time I went shopping, "hm, that sounds good, that looks nice, oh I better try one of those..." Then I realized I can buy one whenever I want to, I live here now.

Anonymous said...

Is there any way to buy filmjolk in California?

Anonymous said...

Where do I find Filmjolk in New York?