GB celebrates 70!
Ice cream has been made in Sweden since the late 1920’s. The first ice cream producer was called Choklad-Thule and was located in Stockholm. In Uppsala, Fyris glasstillverkning opened in the beginning of the 1930’s, but quickly folded. Then in 1942 came GB Glace (it was known as Glace-Bolaget until 1991), a joint venture between Choklad-Thule and Mjölkcentralen’s ice cream department. The years during WW2 were not favorable ones for ice cream making however, as most ingredients needed were rationed. Thus it wasn’t really until 1955 that ice cream really made a breakthrough in Sweden. Anyway, 2012 marks the 70th anniversary for GB and what better way to celebrate than to introduce some new ice cream flavors? Here are the 10 new ice creams from GB. We noticed with joy that the licorice one, Lakritspuck, is back again. 1.Calippo shots (strawberry and lemon ice). 2. Cornetto Classico (chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream with hazelnuts in a cone). 3.Cornetto Enigma cookie (a new Cornetto with taste of cookies). 4. Cornetto Strawberry. 5. Haribo push up (children’s ice cream in vanilla and strawberry) with a candy inside the stick. 6. Lakritspuck (licorice ice cream). 7. Magnum infinity (rich chocolate ice cream covered in dark chocolate). 8. Magnum infinity with chocolate and caramel. 9. Ben & Jerry’s Oh my! Apple pie! A guest performance from Ben & Jerry’s. 10. Another one from Ben & Jerry's: Wich.

Spilled milk
About 14 000 liters of milk (that’s close to 3700 US gallons) was spilled on the floor of the Arla dairy factory in Falkenberg last Friday afternoon. “There was a door unlocked when the tank was being filled up,” says Katarina Malmström at Arla’s press department. “Normally, with all the technology we have, it shouldn’t have happened. But we are going to the bottom with this now.” It was possible to collect the spilled milk in a so-called equalization tanks and it will be transported to a treatment plant. 14 000 liters is a whole lot of milk, on the other hand the dairy receives over half a million liters (132 086 US gallons) every day.

Royal visit to Stockholm
Look who just visited Stockholm: Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. The couple was doing a Scandinavian tour on behalf of Queen Eliabeth’s 60th anniversary. Charles and Camilla, who came on route from Norway and stayed in Sweden from Thursday to Saturday, fit in a visit to Fryshuset, the Vasa ship and Saltå mill. Said Paul Johnston, the British ambassador to Sweden: “The program in Sweden reflects Prince Charles’ interest in sustainable development, climate, and inclusion.” Prince Charles has been to Sweden before on private visits, but this time was the first for him and Camilla as a royal couple on an official visit. They stayed at the Stockholm Palace, dined at Drottningholm and also met the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel as well as baby Estelle. At Fryshuset, they were joined by Queen Silvia and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, and got to study how to create hope for the future of young people. The evening was finished by a reception at the residence. Friday, Silvia and Camilla made a visit to an international school in Djursholm and a Stockholm kindergarten. Meanwhile, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Charles visited the Stockholm Resilience Center at the University, where research is being conducted on social-ecological systems, this was followed by lunch at the palace and a tour of the S:t Eriks area led by Mayor of Stockholm Sten Nordin. It is well-known that Prince Charles is interested in organic farming, so after a visit to the Vasa ship, the British royals also visited Saltå Mill in Järna with the Swedish royal couple. From Sweden, Charles and Camilla continued to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Policy for fika in Perstorp
Employees at Perstorp Municipality aren’t happy about who gets what when it’s time for fika (the ever-important coffee break in Sweden). Fika means coffee with something sweet on the side, a cinnamon bun or a cookie. But since the quibble among the employees began about who’s getting what, a fika policy has been introduced, which will regulate the amount of pastry, making sure it is the same for everyone, which in this case means nothing apart from coffee or tea. The policy only allows for sweets on the side on certain exceptions, such as when something is being celebrated or if there’s a representation.