Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happiness is ...

... discovering that something you thought had disappeared without your noticing it isn't actually gone after all. :-)

This is actually really stupid, but that's how it goes. You Scandinavians reading this, you know Lakrisal, right? Mmmm, Lakrisal ... !! I hadn't eaten that stuff for ages, and I hadn't even thought about it, but then suddenly out of the blue I remembered it a couple of weeks ago. And I wanted to get some of it, but I couldn't find it in the candy aisle in my grocery store. There wasn't even an empty place on the shelf ... they just didn't have it. :-o So I figured that OK, I'll be going on a plane soon, they'll have it in the tax free store, right? Wrong! Remember those giant cardboard versions, with ten of the rolls inside them? I thought I might buy one of those, cause then I'd obviously be set up for a good long while. :-) But they didn't have them. :-( So I started thinking that maybe they've gone out of production. :-o That would have been so sad! That might have meant that I'd eaten one for the last time and I didn't even know it. And they're so tasty and unique ... !!

So I was sad about that, but then yesterday, guess what happened. I was at Narvesen (the biggest chain of newsagents in Norway) and even though I wasn't really thinking about the Lakrisal any more (yeah, my wounds heal quickly) it suddenly flashed into my mind that I should look for it. And behold ... !!

Yay! When I got home I finally got around to checking Malaco's website, and sure enough, there it is. So I could have saved myself some grief there. :-) Take a look, they have such an impressive array of candy under 'other selections' ... o_O

Mmmm, Lakrisal ... !! :-D

12 comments:

Paz said...

The candies might be nice, but the packaging looks medicinal.

Leisha Camden said...

LOL!! That's actually very representative, because it rather tastes like that too. :-D I guess it's an acquired taste. I'll bring you some. ;-)

Paz said...

I hope not "acquired" like the rotted fish, of those dutch salty sweets that were as addictive as they were horrible.

Leisha Camden said...

By acquired in this context I mean that the ability to enjoy eating licorice is usually dependent on having been given licorice as a child. Those who are exposed to it as adults and have eaten it rarely or never before usually don't like it. Eg most Americans (of course they live in the third world licorice-wise). And Lakrisal is licorice in the extreme. :-D

findabair said...

I was given licorice as a child. Still can't stand it - never could ;)) So you'll get your Lakrisal in peace from me :)

Leisha Camden said...

Woo-hoo, more for us!! :-D

KAS said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm, Lakrisal! :-)

Paz said...

Just dont bring any lutefisk

Trilltrall said...

I believe lutefisk taste heavenly compared to Lakrisal

Leisha Camden said...

You guys are wimps! :-D

Paz said...

one mans meat and all that ;)

iamyuva said...

now iam curious.. will check this candy in my local luxembourgish stores.