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Maybe you're thinking that this is going to be a list filled with fish and potatoes. Only parts of this list are those things. In Norway, we are trying to find our own way in the food business and new ways of dieting. We take a concept of a food and make it Norwegian and put it in the stores. For those interested in this and at the same time are willing to learn important things about the Norwegian stomach have arrived at the right place. After the Italian side of Narvik, it was time for a full story on Norwegian eating habits. You can also read the Sweet version of our eating habits.


The essential part of Norwegian eating includes Grandiosa. It's the frozen pizza that Norwegians have fallen in love with. Constantly waiting for you in the fridge after a night out, and constantly the best tasting frozen pizza of the Norwegian ones. For sure it steps beyond the rival called ''Big one''.


In English, brown cheese. It has a sweet taste and you put it on bread combined with butter. Brunost is maybe the most Norwegian thing you can find in the kitchen after the ''Ostehøvell'', which is the slicer to slice the Brunost. The Brunost has nuances of chocolate and caramel. A very common thing is to combine Waffles with Brunost. Technically, Brunost is not a cheese. They call it cheese for advertising reasons. Like a hoverboard which does not hover.

Makrell i tomat

This one is not adored by all Norwegians like Grandiosa is. Mackerel in tomato in English. Old people are huge fans of this. Because they are the ones who eat the most fish. The amount of fish eaten by Norwegian youth is decreasing year after year. The production of ''Makrell i tomat'' started in the 1950s. The taste is very recognizable and you can easily bring back memories from when you ate it last when you smell it.

Tine products

Tine is very close to a monopoly of dairy products in Norway. The reason being that they had the status as a monopoly about 20 years ago. In Norway, the Tine logo is on milk, yogurt, milkshake, cream, ice coffee, juices, and more. The competition they have on milk is irrelevant for now. We'll see if it's going to change when this after-monopoly face finishes. The biggest competitor is Q-melk.


This is Oil from fish liver. The oil has a lot of omega 3, unsaturated fat, vitamin A and D. Tran helps your bones, heart, and skin. The scientists are on the TV in Norway sometimes and say that we get enough of those things and don't need to take Tran. The taste was awful as a kid and is nostalgic as a grown up.


This one is controversial in terms of taste. It is liver from the fish, like Tran. This one has a different taste. You put it on the bread. Unlike Brunost, you never put Leverpostei on the waffle. A french guy called François Louis Beauvais made this when he lived in Denmark in the 1800s. Denmark influences Norway in a lot of ways and we have a lot of it to this day.

The place where you can get all of these products are inside of a Rema 1000 store anywhere in the country!

Rema 1000 supermarket Narvik
Rema 1000 supermarket Narvik
Rombaksveien 45, 8517 Narvik, Norge

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Kai Bonsaksen

Kai Bonsaksen

I'm Kai from Norway. I always follow that little voice in my head that tells me to go and explore new places … and on itinari, I talk about the ones I know the best!

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