Sunday, November 15, 2009


According to the comments on my last blog post, it seems that not everyone knows what Swedish Fish are—and I am considering it my duty to inform all of you who have not yet tasted this sweet little delight.

Truth be told, up until a year or so ago, I had no idea what Swedish Fish candy was, either. When Iwanski mentioned one day how much he liked Swedish Fish, I assumed he was talking about some gross fish like herring. But it turns out, he was talking about candy!

I thought that perhaps this type of candy was only sold in the Chicago-area, since I had never heard of it growing up. But I noticed that some of my blog buddies who live in other states seem to have heard of it, too. Perhaps it’s only sold in certain states.

Anyway, without further adieu, here is what Swedish Fish candy is:

It’s a unique gummy type of candy in a fish shape. But it’s not exactly like other kinds of gummy candy—according to Wikipedia, Swedish Fish are one of the few gummy candies that contain no gelatin. Who knew?

Most Swedish fish that are sold in the U.S. are of the unique “red” flavor. It tastes sort-of cherry-ish, but not exactly.

And it’s YUMMY!

Now I know you’re all going to run out and buy some Swedish Fish. I should totally get a commission on this, don’t you think?


Lisa said...


Barb said...

The other difference is their price. At least here they are about 5 times as expensive as gummy fish.

Jon said...
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sageweb said...

They are yummy cuz they dont taste like fish.

Mom said...

I could get anything I wanted from my boss if I brought him Swedish Fish.

MaryRuth said...

There's also a salted black licorice fish from Denmark. Both are available at

Maria said...

I've seen it in the stores but never have been tempted....until now.

Sling said...

Yummy!..I must track them down,and eat them.

Daisy's Mom said...

Swedish Fish are often on sale here at Walgreens. Usually you can get 2 large bags for 5 dollars. It's so bad for me when they are on sale... because then Swedish Fish end up in my mouth.

I've tasted those nasty salted black things. Don't try them. They are not Swedish Fish. They are bad.

Swedish Fish taste good when you eat them with popcorn and diet coke when you watch movies at home with your children. I know it's a bad habit, but it's one I am happy to pass down.

Lorraine said...

There's a cute Amanda Bynes movie called "What A Girl Wants" (which I mainly watch because Colin Firth is in it but it's cute) and anyway, the mom and daughter in the movie have an exchange that goes "I love you a million red M&Ms" with the response "I love you a million Swedish Fish".

Don't tell Iwanski that. He'd puke.