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Ikea's snack attack: Why is Swedish mustard so effin' good?

After an afternoon of shopping for cheap to moderately-priced unassembled end tables and bathroom shelves at Ikea -- a trip that usually lasts into the early evening if you start on the top floor -- there is one last spot you really can't miss: the Swedish food market. This section of the store is a wonderland of smoked fish, fish in jars, things to eat with fish, and lingonberry preserves. But in addition to the surfeit of sea-meat, on a recent visit I noticed some new items, including weird snack foods that I was surprised to see at Ikea.
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Jenn Wohletz
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