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If you can't leave Ikea without picking up a bag of Swedish fish, this could be dangerous news. The furniture chain is currently setting up fancy new in-store candy shops in Ikea locations across the US. Each display will feature candy made in Europe with Swedish recipes, and shoppers will be able to choose between 45 different varieties of gummies, sours, marshmallows, chocolates, licorice, and more sweets. All that candy will be displayed in bulk bins, so you can mix and match different candies to take home for $7.99 a pound.
Just like Ikea's new vegan meatballs, you could convince yourself that their candy selection is healthy. All the options are free of trans fat, high-fructose corn syrup, and GMOs, and feature only natural colors. The inspiration behind Ikea's new candy shops is pretty cute. It’s called Lördagsgodis, or "Saturday candy," which is a Scandinavian tradition where children were allowed to visit the local store every Saturday for a bag of candy.
Check out the list below that shows a full list of stores that will feature the candy shop displays as well as the launch date for each store: