We eat things that generally are bad for you, but we mostly have our own stuff. The all time best seller is milk chocolate. We have our own brands, and there is nothing that can make us switch to chocolate from other countries. I don’t know what chocolate makers abroad does wrong, but absolutely NOTHING measures up. Not even Swiss chocolate. I’m deadly serious here people; TRY Norwegian chocolate. I dare you. “Freia Melkesjokolade” is the best one. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. My favorite is the “melkerull”. You can also get this chocolate in a KitKat-fashion, with a crispy center. It’s called “Kvikk Lunch”, and it’s advertised as something you bring with you when you go on a hike.
There is one imported chocolate that is selling quite well, and that is the Kinder chocolates. The eggs are way too expensive, but the small bars are sold both separately and in packs at a reasonable price (if such things exist in Norway).
Reasonable prices are hard to find. Not even at McDonalds we can escape our insane price level. We are at the top of the Big Mac Index in 2009. Again. Not that it stops us from eating at McDonalds, everything else is expensive too. But compared to other alternatives, eating at McDonalds is not even close to being cheap by any standard, unless you count their desserts. They have very competitive prices on ice cream.
In the snacks department there is a speciality almost only found in Norway. We do love our chips with paprika (red bell peppers) seasoning. I’ve never seen that outside Norway, and Pringles is actually advertising that they have made a paprika version for us. We also have a wide range of dip mixes that are made with sour cream.