You are what you eat?

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I’m usually a firm believer in the old adage “You are what you eat”. But I’m really, really hoping it doesn’t apply to these Danish sweets… ;)


Despite their not terribly attractive name, skum (which is actually the Danish word for ‘foam’ or ‘froth’) are just dainty, squishy, fluffy, pink and white marshmallows. You’ll also see them parading under the equally silly name of skumfiduser…‘foam things’.

I’m telling you this now – in this ‘high season’ for toasting marshmallows over barbecues and bonfires – because it was (yet another) one of those words that was sadly lacking in my English-Danish dictionary when I first arrived in Copenhagen.

Velbekomme and have a wonderful Wednesday! :)