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This is why we can’t have nice things

So last week I discovered a restaurant that makes fried chicken in Stockholm (a rarity), but 3 small pieces cost 145 SEK ($15).

And this week, I found a place that has an option for fried chicken that is only slightly cheaper, but they serve it with PICKLES.

WHY?!

Normally, I’m a huge pickle fan – but it belongs on burgers – not fried chicken!

Why Sweden? Why?

Take note: Fried chicken may be served with a buttermilk biscuit, fries or mashed potatoes. And for special occasions – waffles. That’s it!

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This is wrong.

Pickle juice craze

I’m back from 3 weeks in the states with a confused stomach and many new food observations. Today is all about pickles.

So pickle juice flavor is a thing in the U.S. now. Or at least in the south. I am a huge fan of pickles, but that’s as far as it goes. I have no interest in anything flavored with pickle juice and I honestly can’t imagine who would.

When I was young, my aunt knew that I liked pickles, so one day she made pickle jello for me. It was one of the worst things I’ve ever tasted.

Now the U.S. is selling cans of Pringles chips in pickle flavor, and even worse, the restaurant Sonic is selling pickle slushies. WHY?!

Gee, it’s 100F outside here in Texas. You know what I’d like? A big cup of salty pickle juice!

I also happened upon pickle soda in one store. That’s just wrong.

Finally enough pickles

One of the nice things about our trip to the U.S. – I can finally get enough pickles on my hamburger.

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Movies

I went to the movies this week which started me thinking of the differences between movie theaters in Stockholm and Houston.  So today I have a list of pros and cons.

HOUSTON PROS
Pickles

STOCKHOLM CONS
No pickles

One of the best things about the movies in Houston are the giant Del-Dixi pickles.  I have always gotten a pickle at the movies since I was a kid.  I was so disappointed when I moved to Sweden where no pickles are sold at the movies.

We took a trip to Seattle where I enjoyed having much of the American food that I was missing.  I decided we should go to the movies to get a pickle, but while trying to decide what to see, I remembered to ask if they even sold pickles.  They did not, so we did not see a movie.  What a shame to realize that pickles at the movies are not a national thing.  I guess that might have been obvious to everyone else, but you never think about these things until you live somewhere else.

 

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