The International Grüne Woche (Green Week) Fair in Berlin was all about Finland this year. As an official host country, the Finns presented themselves under the motto "Out of the Wild" in their own 1,600 square meter hall on the Berlin Exhibition Center.
You did not make it to the German Capital and still fancy tasting Finnish delicacies? Then you should join in our big product competition!
More than 80 exhibitors from Finland attended the 84th Grüne Woche Fair. Visitors did not only enjoyed Finnish food but also other Finnish products, information about Finland as a travel destination, live cooking, musical performances and much more. In the exhibition hall restaurant, the Finnish national cook team served culinary delicacies.
Of course, Little Finland participated the fair and managed to collect a variety of high-quality and sometimes extraordinary products for you to test at home.
Win the Green Weeks Product Package of Your Choice
You now have the unique opportunity to win an ingenious Grüne Woche product package and get to know exciting Finnish products. Little Finland is giving away a total of FIVE product packages, each containing FOUR products selected by you. Obviously, we are looking forward to feedback from the winners. This is particularly valuable to us and will also affect the selection of new products for our growing range.
How to participate:
1. Go to the competition post on the Little Finland Facebook page.
2. Write the number and name of your 4 favorite products under the photo. You can add a maximum of 4 bonus products in case a winner drawn before of you chooses the same products as you.
The winners will be drawn and personally notified on Tuesday 12.02.2019.
And now it is time to introduce you to the individual products in detail:
1) Konttiaho, Organic Beef from Highland Cattle (200g)
Have you ever tasted tasty organic beef from highland cattle reared on a family run farm? Now you have the opportunity! You can get these culinary treats exclusively in the farm shop of Konttiaho in central Finland - and of course exclusively in the online shop and shop of Little Finland.
2) Herttua, Moose Meat (300g)
Säilyke Herttua Oy has been producing high-quality canned meat according to traditional recipes since 1996. Whether cold or warm, the Finnish moose meat is a real treat - also from an ecological and health point of view, you can eat it without hesitation. Whether for the preparation of soups and sauces or just plain on bread, this Finnish delicacy will be yours.
3) Herttua, reindeer meat (300g)
Just like moose meat, the reindeer meat from Herttua is a true classic from Finland. The flavourful meat comes directly from the wilderness of Finland, which can also be taken along as food on your trips in the practical tin. A true culinary delight for outdoor lovers!
4) Savoring Bear, Cloudberry Sauce (100ml)
This cloudberry sauce made in Lapland is wonderfully tender and without seeds. It is great for refining your dessert. Enjoy it with ice cream or yoghurt and dream about being in the beautiful Finnish nature.
5) Tertin kartano, Juniper Berry Jelly (170g)
The wonderfully delicate and aromatic juniper berry jelly was produced on the magnificent farm estate Tertti in Mikkeli in Eastern Finland. It goes perfectly with meat and game or cold cuts.
6) Lapland Food Club, Crowberry Juice (100ml)
The cold pressed juices of Lapland Food Club are full of healthy enzymes and Arctic flavors. Have you ever tasted the nutritious crowberry juice? If not, you have the chance now!
7) Lapland Food Club, blueberry juice (100ml)
Blueberries are among the most popular berries of the Finnish forests. You can not only enjoy them in their pure form or in the form of delicious blueberry cake - the blueberry juice from Lapland Food Club brings you the best of these tasty berries on your table.
8) Lapland Food Club, cranberry juice (100ml)
The red cranberries are also a typical sight in many areas of Finland. Lapland Food Club conjures up an excellent juice, which - like the other varieties - is made completely without added sugar.
9) Aten Marja, Forest blueberry juice concentrate 100% (0,5l)
The forest blueberry juice concentrate from Aten Marja does not contain any sugar substitutes. Here you really get 100 percent fruity pleasure - where you can dilute the concentrate with water depending on your taste.
10) Aten Marja, Forest blueberry juice concentrate 90% (0,5l)
This Aten Marja's 90% forest blueberry juice concentrate contains only ten percent sugar. Our tip: Mix the concentrate in water at a ratio of 1:4 and enjoy the unmistakable taste of the arctic nature.
11) Markkulan Marjatila, Glögi concentrate (0.5l)
This mild-tasting Glögi is made from cold-pressed blackcurrants from local cultivation. The popular non-alcoholic Glögi has even been presented on German television! Note that Finnish Glögi is traditionally non-alcoholic. Depending on your mood, you can refine it with vodka, liqueur or wine - but even without alcohol it tastes extremely delicious.
12) Helsinki Mills, gluten-free organic oatmeal
Innovative oat products from Finland were among the highlights of the Green Week. With these delicious organic gluten-free oatmeal by Helsinki Mills your breakfast will be a feast. Of course, the flakes, which are also suitable for baking in addition to the consumption as a porridge, are 100 percent wholegrain.
13) Helsinki Mills, Overnight Oats Organic Blueberry & Raspberry Oat (400g)
Overnight Oats are the trend of choice for anyone looking for a healthy lifestyle. These are delicious 100% wholemeal oats flakes which Helsinki Mills offers in a variety of flavors. The preparation is very simple: pour 100 milliliters of oatmeal into a container and add, if you like, fresh fruit or berries. Now add 150 milliliters of yogurt and, depending on your taste, 50 milliliters of milk or juice. Now just mix well and put it in the fridge with it overnight. Done is the next morning your delicious breakfast!
14) Helsinki Mills, Organic Overnight Oats "Apple & Raspberry" (400g)
Just like the taste variant "Blueberry & Raspberry", these Overnight Oats by Helsinki Mills are sugar-free and gluten-free. Thus, they are also for persons with a wonderful pleasure. Which variant will be your favorite?
15) Laihian Mallas, Malt Bread Mix (412g)
From Laihian Mallas comes a baking mix for the popular Finnish malt bread. Everything you need to bake the bread is included in the package - all you have to do is add water. Of course, there is also a guide on how to proceed step by step. The bread tastes good with butter and is especially delicious with a slice of cream cheese or salmon.
16) Vavesaari, organic cranberry sweets (150g)
Kangasniemi, in the Etelä-Savo region, is home to Vavesaari's delicious organic cranberry sweets. Here you can taste the delicious berries picked in the original Finnish forests. No wonder that the jam itself is in demand in far-off Japan.
17) Vavesaari, organic blueberry sweets (150g)
You prefer the taste of blueberries? Then Vavesaari organic blueberry sweets are the perfect choice for you. A treat made from healthy ingredients - good appetite!
18) Vavesaari, organic cranberry sweets (150g)
We also warmly recommend the organic cranberry sweets from Vavesaari. Enjoy the taste of Finnish nature! These candies also excellent gifts.
19) Viljatuote, Gluten-free Pancake Flour Mix with Nettles (500g)
Would you like to prepare pancakes like grandma in an instant? With the gluten-free pancake flour blends from Viljatuote you succeed. This blend contains dried, Finnish nettles containing antioxidants that are important to your health. With a few simple steps, you can prepare sweet or savory pancakes to your liking. For more than 20 years, Virtasalmen Viljatuote has stood for gluten-free flour and flour blends of the highest quality, which are completely without additives, preservatives and wheat starch.
20) Viljatuote, Gluten-free Flour Mixture with Chickpeas (450g)
A great novelty, packed with fiber and protein, is the gluten-free flour blend with chickpeas from Viljatuote. With this mixture you can bake both sweet and savory. How about pizza, cakes, muffins or biscuits, for example?
21) Pure Protein, Cranberry Cocoa Bar (55g)
You want to treat yourself to an extra dose of energy for your training or just fill up a little energy in between? Then grab the Pure Protein Cranberry Cocoa Bar. This is not only gluten-free and lactose-free but vegan as well. Sugar or other additives have not been included.
22) Pure Protein, Cranberry Cocoa Bar (55g)
As an alternative to the cranberry-cocoa bar, you can also opt for the cranberry-cocoa bar. This is just as healthy and full of power - a delicious snack in between and full of good ingredients.
23) Rimita Green, RimitaTriple Organic Facial Cream (50ml)
This pleasantly mild anti-aging cream by RimitaTriple from Pietarsaari on the west coast of Finland is a blessing for your facial skin. It is full of natural ingredients - from the Finnish sea buckthorn with its special nourishing effect to rosemary extract, cold-pressed argan oil and vitamin E.
24) Rimita Green, RimitaTriple Organic Cleansing Foam (100ml)
With this gentle cleansing foam by RimitaTriple you can, for example, also remove eye make-up. The foam smells fresh and unobtrusive. The product has not been tested on animals.
25) Rimita Green, RimitaTriple Organic Facial Toner (100ml)
Like the cleansing foam, RimitaTriple's fantastic tonic contains sea buckthorn from the clean Finnish nature. The handy 100 ml packaging makes it ideal for your travels.
26) Rimita Green, RimitaDeo Aluminium-free Organic Deodorant (50ml)
The aluminum-free, particularly mild RimitaDeo inspires women and men alike. The natural ingredients include aloe vera, rosemary, lavender, lemon and chamomile.
Have we now decided which high-quality Finnish products "from the wild" you wish to test? Then join our Facebook competition and put together your own Green Week product package. Little Finland keeps your fingers crossed!
Text: René Schwarz
Photos: Photo 1 René Schwarz, cover photo and other fotos Little Finland
Read a Grüne Woche blog article by René Schwarz (in German).
About the author:
René Schwarz grew up half Finn and bilingual. The self-employed copywriter and author regularly travels to his second home country and loves to share his passion for Suomi with others. He has been doing this on his blog FinnTouch since the beginning of 2016, where you can expect numerous travel tips from Finland, interviews with Finnish artists and even personal stories. Have a look at www.finntouch.de!