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Dec 4, 2010 10:07 PM

Christmas Soda

I came across Grandpa Lundquist's Christmas Soda at Cardullo's in Harvard Square earlier today. There is the typical Cardullo's markup ($3 for a 12 OZ glass bottle), but the soda is terrific. I would call it a spiced cola, and it had nice layers of flavors and wasn't cloyingly sweet at all. This one is a real winner.

Now has anyone seen Swedish Glögg syrup for sale around Boston?

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  1. Gift Chalet on rt 20 in Auburn has it.

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      1. Incidentally I popped back into Cardullo's for a bottle of the outstanding Galvanina Orange Prickly Pear soda and I saw large bottles of Swedish Glögg and a very similar German holiday-spiced mixer right by the checkout counter. I may be heading to Worcester next weekend anyway, and so will try to stop by Gift Chalet anyway, but there is indeed a source closer to Boston.

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        1. re: lipoff

          Gift Chalet has an assortment of Scandinavian cookies, ask them for their favorite, it's sort of a very crunchy almond tuile with chocolate over part of it, nice if you like such items. their pickled herring in tomato sauce is also worth trying.

        2. Try Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus on Rt. 1. A cornucopia of German and Scandinavian goodies.

          Karl's Sausage Kitchen
          142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906