What should I buy when I am in Denmark?
February 1, 2012 6:49 PM Subscribe
Jog my memory: what do I miss from Denmark?
posted by lollusc to Shopping (13 answers total)
I lived in Denmark in 2003/2004. About a year after I moved from there to Australia, I often caught myself thinking "Wow, I wish I'd stocked up on that before I moved," or "If only I'd bought one of those in Denmark where they were way cooler than the Australian ones." Or even just "I miss X."
Now it's eight years later and I am actually going back to Denmark for a week. But I don't remember any of those things I used to wish I had! And my week in Denmark will be mostly conferencing, so I'm not going to be able to spend days wandering around hoping things come back to me.
The only thing I am certain was on my 'miss list' is chocolate turtles, and I plan to buy out the entire country's supply. (Sorry Danes, the impending national shortage will be my fault.) And I plan to have a bit of a look at homewares because I love Danish design, but I think most things like that will be too big, heavy, or (e.g. light fixtures) wired wrong, so as to make it not worth bringing them back. I think maybe tights/stockings were on my miss list too, because I seem to remember there was more variety in colourful tights over there than there is here.
So what else should I be looking at? Danes who live in Australia, what do you miss? Expats living in Denmark, what is awesome?