We teamed up with Jewells Chambers of All Things Iceland, a popular YouTube channel where you can learn about Icelandic nature, culture, history and language through the eyes of an American expat living in the country. The Grapevine's ongoing mission is to tell the whole story of our little island, so we thought it was ideal to see what kind Icelandic goodies she would put into a box.
A delicious vegan dark chocolate candy filled with gooey peppermint goodness. This Icelandic candy is only available during the holiday season and this is one of Jewells' favourite holiday treats.
The ultimate holiday chocolate combination. Jewells and Gunnar love Omnom's high quality chocolate and package design. Seriously, the packaging alone is a gift. This is another seasonal item, so don't miss this one because it will go fast.
Fresh Arctic sea salt harvested from the remote Westfjords, one of Jewells' favorite parts of the country.
Dried fish is a traditional Icelandic food that is still very popular in Iceland. Gunnar enjoys snacking on this with some soft Icelandic butter.
A milk chocolate bar with a surprise in the middle - black liquorice! A sweet and salty treat that Gunnar has, at times, dreamt about.
Learn all about the interesting habits of Icelanders in this witty and fun book by the talented Alda Sigmundsdóttir.
Who doesn't love a bit of fancy liquorice? This combo of marizpan and liquorice is something that Jewells and Gunnar give to their loved ones that have not yet adapted to the stronger versions of liquorice that Icelanders adore.
Jewells and Gunnar have baked delicious chocolate chip cookies with these baking chocolates. They have also just eaten the chocolates right out of the package because they are that good!
You can chow down on some high protein vegan stew is just under 10 minutes. Whether you're backpacking in the wilderness of Iceland or chilling on the couch at home, this flavored packed stew is an easy go-to when your stomach is rumbling.
Stjörnurúlla x 2
Another combo of liquorice and marzipan in a fun wheel shape. The ratio of marzipan to liquorice in this candy is quite appealing to most palettes.
I've really enjoyed the items . It's nice to taste true Icelandic flavors.
I purchased this as a recommendation by Jewells Chambers nd I was not disappointed! The Omnom chocolate bars should be an Icelandic treasure with special recognition to the Spiced White & Caramel bar. The other goods selected were also a surprise. I'm not one to care for traditional liquorice but I enjoyed each type that had been selected. I loved The Little Book of the Icelanders and have been sharing with my nieces and nephew so they can grow up learning about other places in the world. They are also getting some of the candies to try new things as well. This was such a great curation and I would LOVE to see more with Jewells and her channel as well. Thank you so very much!
This was a fantastic selection of items to share with family for Christmas. I can't wait to travel to Iceland again. Maybe next summer?