Finnish Food Week 2021 – Great Gourmet Raffle

Finnish Food Week 2021 – Great Gourmet Raffle

What a pleasure it was to stroll through the Grüne Woche Food Fair in Berlin and stock up on all kinds of goodies at the Finnish stand in the past years. Unfortunately, this is not possible this year as Grüne Woche only takes place digitally. Together with our partner FinnTouch we are therefore presenting the Finnish Food Week 2021 with exciting new taste experiences from the far north. We also fulfill some product requests from our loyal customers and followers that we received as part of our pre Food Week Raffle on our social media channels.


During the Finnish Food Week from February 1st to 7th, 2021 we are giving away a total of 5 + 1 exciting tasting packages. Some of the products were made available to us by their Finnish manufacturers. Thank you for sponsoring Bryggeri Helsinki, Dammenberg, Riipisen Riistaherkut, SunSpelt and TaigaChocolate. And there's something on top of that: Nordic Buddies sponsors an exclusive selection of its popular Moomin products. Discover below which packages we have put together for you!




Tasting package 1:

-SunSpelt breakfast balls from organic spelt original 200g
-SunSpelt breakfast balls from organic spelt cocoa 200g
-Paulig Moomin ground filter coffee with blueberries 200g
-TaigaChocolate dark chocolate with sea buckthorn 50g (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)
-Nordic Buddies Moomin ladies socks Gr. 36-42 (Moomintroll Joy, light blue)


The grain that SunSpelt processes in its delicious breakfast products grows under the midnight sun of Finland, surrounded by the purest nature in Europe. Finnish spelt - it is a type of grain from the genus of wheat - is considered to be of particularly high quality. The cereal is not only healthy, but also easy to digest and, in the form of the super tasty breakfast balls from SunSpelt, gives you the power you need for a successful start to the day.


We have also packed the delicious Moomin coffee with blueberry flavor from Paulig and dark chocolate with sea buckthorn from TaigaChocolate. Isn't that a great mix in our Tasting Package 1? The cute Moomin socks, which we packed with them, ensure joy not only in the morning, but all day long.




Tasting package 2:

-Kouvolan Lakritsi liquorice pieces in gift box 500g
-Kouvolan Lakritsi liquorice pieces salmiak 300g
-Kouvolan Lakritsi liquorice sauce with caramel flavor 0.2l (lactose-free)
-SunSpelt, organic spelt licorice bar 28g
-Dammenberg Moomin dark chocolate 79% 70g (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)


Licorice is the black gold of Finland. The Finns love it in a wide variety of ways. Our Tasting Package 2 is just right for all liquorice fans who want to try something new again. Kouvolan Lakritsi was voted the world's best liquorice manufacturer in 2020, the message recently went through all the media.


The company has been producing liquorice in Kouvola, southeastern Finland, since 1945 and has always been characterized by creativity and crazy actions. So they made it into the Guiness Book of Records with the world's largest liquorice pack weighing 800 kilos. The proceeds from the sale were donated to charity.


So now Kouvolan Lakritsi is donating a colorful selection of its current product highlights for our tasting package, in which we have also added a SunSpelt organic spelt licorice bar and dark Moomin chocolate from Dammenberg.




Tasting package 3:

-Riipisen cloudberry syrup 260g
-Riipisen blueberry jelly 160g
-Riipisen cloudberry tea 60g
-Riipisen dried cranberry powder 30g
-TaigaChocolate dark chocolate with cranberries 50g (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)


There is hardly a greater culinary delight than freshly picked berries from the Finnish forests. The aromatic berries not only taste great, but they are also healthy and full of good ingredients that our body is happy about.


Riipisen Riistaherkut from Kuusamo is known all over Finland for getting the best out of the berries and packing it into its long-life delicacies. Excellently prepared specialties from the Finnish wilderness are served at the award-winning Riipisen Riistaravintola in Ruka, should you ever be in the area. First of all, however, the taste of the north comes to your home in the form of Tasting Package 3. In addition to the berry products, we also include a bar of dark chocolate with cranberries from TaigaChocolate.





Tasting package 4:

-Dammenberg Moomin figures made of milk chocolate 80g (soy-free, gluten-free)
-Dammenberg Moomin, milk chocolate with raspberry 70g (soy-free, gluten-free)
-Hunajainen SAM Moomin Finnish honey 160g
-Nordic Buddies Moomin Face Mask Moominmama
-TaigaChocolate dark chocolate with blueberries 50g (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)


Tasting package 4 is a special highlight for all lovers of Moomins who like it sweet. Founded in 1994 in Tampere, the Dammenberg company developed into a real insider tip under the leadership of the married couple Marko and Kirsi Iso-Kungas. The special thing about the chocolates is that they are free from allergens and still taste forbidden delicious. If they come along in the shape of the Moomins, who can resist that?

All those with a sweet tooth should also look forward to the Finnish Moomin honey in this package. TaigaChocolate from Vaasa offers excellent dark chocolate that has been refined with blueberries. The company, founded in 2018, brings Finnish happiness to the world in the form of gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan chocolate for moments of pleasure with a clear conscience. On top of that we pack a Moomin face mask from Nordic Buddies.




Tasting package 5:

-Riipisen bear paté 210g
-Riipisen small whitefish in tar sauce 200g
-TaigaChocolate dark chocolate with smelt fish 100g
-Kouvolan Lakritsi soft licorice candies with tar flavor 150g
-Renjer Zero Waste deer crumbs with lime and chili flavor


Our tasting package 5 is aimed at everyone who is particularly keen to try things out and who like the extremes of the north. Because here you can expect really extraordinary delicacies. While bear meat is an extremely rare delicacy, the whitefish is considered the gold of the Finnish lakes. The fish is a real culinary delight and has been refined by Riipisen with a tar sauce. In Finland, tar is traditionally used in all kinds of products - whether it is tar shampoo, tar soap or numerous foods refined with tar. What sounds a little strange at first but tastes amazingly delicious. Dare the test! There are also the tar-flavored licorice candies from Kouvolan Lakritsi.


The fish chocolate from TaigaChocolate is no less exotic. Try bits of dried and salted fish wrapped in dark chocolate. Finally, there are also nutritious pieces of deer meat from Sweden from Renjer, who consciously rely on "Sustainable Hunting", ie dried meat from sustainable hunting. It was hand-cut, gently dried and has a long shelf life. The pieces are suitable for refining soups, as an addition to your pizza or just for snacking.






Of course, a couple of excellent drinks should not be missing. We therefore cordially invite you to join us on Friday, February 5th. to be tuned into from 8 p.m. at Kalsarikännit #10, the Talk & Tasting Show with René Schwarz and Tanja Frisch from the FinnTouch blog, who present the show this time as part of Finnish Fook Week.


During the live broadcast, which is broadcast on the FinnTouch Facebook page, you have the opportunity to win one of the official tasting packages for Kalsarikännit #11, which were presented for the first time that evening. This is a "best of" the previous packages, which includes craft beers from the microbrewery Bryggeri Helsinki as well as several Finnish classics. Be there and do not miss this additional chance to win!




Win one of the gourmet packages 1 to 5 presented in this article by entering the raffle with a comment under the relevant posting on the Little Finland Facebook page. Write in your comment which of the packages you would like to win and tell us which other delicacies from the north you are still missing in our product range. We would be delighted if you tag friends who are interested in Finland and share the article with your friends. The competition runs until Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


Conditions of participation:

• You must be at least 18 years old to participate.
• The contest will take place at a limited time specified in this article. Comments posted later will no longer count towards this prize draw.
• By taking part in the competition, you agree to these terms and conditions.
• There is a prize consisting of different products to be won (see detailed description in the article).
• Participation takes place by posting a comment in the form of an answer to a question specified in this article under the associated post linked here on the Little Finland Facebook page. Facebook is in no way involved in the implementation of the competition.
• Participation is free; Each person can only take part in the competition once.
• The winner will be determined by Little Finland and notified in writing within 7 days of the end of the competition.
• If you have not responded to the notification within 7 days, we will determine a new winner and notify them.
• A cash payment of the price is not possible.

Text: René Schwarz

About the author:
René Schwarz grew up half Finnish and bilingual. The freelance copywriter and author travels regularly to his second home country and loves to share his passion for Suomi with others. He has also been doing this on his blog FinnTouch since the beginning of 2016, where you can find Finland travel tips, interviews with Finnish artists and very personal stories. Have a look!

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