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Private Swap - Estonia to United States

I haven't done a true snack swap in FOREVER, mostly because I work in the travel industry and there's always someone going somewhere or coming here from somewhere. That means I can almost always get my fix of international goodies without too much effort. Anyway, I decided to pop in on the community one day and agreed to a private swap with roadwaffle. Her box arrived to me yesterday!

snack box

The box came to my work since we were in the middle of a move and I wasn't sure when it would arrive and if I'd be at the new house or not when it got here. It took all of my willpower not to open it at work because I knew it would distract me!


The whole haul - not the poinsettia, of course, I just thought it looked nice in the picture.


The first few things. We've eaten the Kamatahvel bar already - it was pretty good, if not different. My daughter was the first to notice a hint of coffee in the taste. roadwaffle explained that Kalev, the company that makes the bar, has been making Estonian sweets since the 1800's.


More stuff. The stuff in the tube is a spicy mustard that roadwaffle says she likes to put on their version of hot dogs. Other Americans she's swapped with have compared it to wasabi.


So, the chocolate bar on the lower right (it was in the last picture also) is apparently a spoof of the Russians that controlled the country until the 1990's.


A sweet letter from roadwaffle - four pages - I kind of feel like a bum now because I just sent her a note and didn't explain anything! She made sure to explain all the sweets and even included expiration dates in case I couldn't find English explanations on the packages.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 6th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
roadwaffle is such an awesome and thoughtful swapper. Did you try the mustard yet?
Dec. 8th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
I am glad the package arrived safely! I hope you'll enjoy the goodies :) If you try more of the stuff, let me know what you liked or didn't like. It's always very interesting to know :)
Jul. 29th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
Just curious, how did you find the mustard? :)
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