Monday, February 19, 2007

Swedish Fish

Swedish Fish • this painting is sold

Swedish Fish are a type of quasi-gummi chewy candies shaped like fish. Originally colored red with a fruity flavor, they are now also available in orange, yellow and green; the flavor varies with color. The fish come in two different sizes. Until recently, the smaller fish came only in red; now fish of both sizes are available in multiple colors and flavors.

In 1958, Malaco, a Swedish confectionery manufacturer, decided to expand its business by exporting a few of their products to North America. Various Licorice Ribbons and Licorice Laces candies were the first products to be exported. The Malaco exporting business grew and in the late 1960s and early 1970s
, Swedish Fish and Swedish Berries, identical in composition but in the shape of berries, were developed specifically for the North American market. Today the Swedish Fish consumed in North America are made in Canada by the Cadbury Adams Company.

The fish are distributed in the US by Cadbury Adams in Parsippany, NJ.

If you would like to purchase this 6" x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas, please email me. This painting is priced at $100.00 plus s/h.

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