Today started for me in a bit of a confusing muddle. I woke up to find an empty bedroom and looked at my watch to make sure I hadn't way over slept. Nope, it was still early in the morning but Sam was nowhere to be found. It turns out that she was being a diligent photojournalist and was out documenting the thick rime that has been coating Uppsala these past few nights, making the roads dangerously slick and the forest paths eerily beautiful. She's been up early a few days this week, driving home the point that she's a early bird and I'm a layabed.
|And this is why my butt is cold when I get to work|
|Crunch Crunch Crunch|
|Let's the great experiment begin!|
Now though, let's get to the review that I'm sure you've been waiting for. Pepparkakor! Naturally, I was fully devoted to finding the truth about these thin crispy cookies. The Swits brand heart shaped cookies came out on top in my book (after thorough research, I assure you) as they were very crunchy with a buttery feel and quite light as well. When compared to the Anna's star chaped cookies, the Swits were a little bit bland, with a notably less intense ginger flavor, but the Anna's cookies had a strong and I think unpleasant aftertaste (I find all Anna's cookies to have the same taste, it may be just me) which even the strong ginger and cloves could not mask. Sam prefered the Anna's cookies, and we both enjoyed the fact that the box had a braille label to go along with the visible label. I enjoyed looking up the braille alphabet on wikipedia, and learning what a braille hyphen feels like.
|This hyphen feels like having a cookie!|
Now, as I wrap this post up, and get ready to chow down on some falafel, I'll leave you with a bit of a teaser for the next Christmas food themed post. More beverages this time, a fine Sigtuna winter lager and a cinnamon apple cider (for me, because I'm not a big beer drinker).