Distinctively Danish - An International Student's Reflections
Christoph Jappsen
CampusTales Contributor
University of St Andrews
May 17th, 2017


Christmas break has been great – seeing my family and friends again after first semester abroad was long awaited. What is more, I also get to enjoy a lot of distinctive Danish things that I didn’t know I was going to miss before leaving. Here is my list of the things that I have missed the most from Denmark.
1. Faxe Kondi
Faxe Kondi is a Danish fizzy drink – slightly reminiscent of Sprite, it is produced by Unibrew and is hands down my favourite soft drink. It is actually so popular in Denmark that Klumben & Raske Penge, two Danish rappers, created a very popular song about the drink that won the GAFFA award for Danish hit of the year in 2012.








2. Rye Bread
This bread is as delicious as it is common in Denmark – anything goes with rye bread. Pork, roast beef, fish or even nutella. It’s based on sourdough and amongst other things serves as the base for smørrebrød.



3. Pålægschokolade
Pålægschokolade is basically thin slices of chocolate used to put on mostly white bread but it’s delicious on rye bread too – however, from experience I know that it’s delicious to eat as it is as well. Two different options are available namely light and dark.



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Distinctively Danish - An International Student's Reflections
Christoph Jappsen
CampusTales Contributor
University of St Andrews
August 4th, 2017
Christmas break has been great – seeing my family and friends again after first semester abroad was long awaited. What is more, I also get to enjoy a lot of distinctive Danish things that I didn’t know I was going to miss before leaving. Here is my list of the things that I have missed the most from Denmark.
1. Faxe Kondi
Faxe Kondi is a Danish fizzy drink – slightly reminiscent of Sprite, it is produced by Unibrew and is hands down my favourite soft drink. It is actually so popular in Denmark that Klumben & Raske Penge, two Danish rappers, created a very popular song about the drink that won the GAFFA award for Danish hit of the year in 2012.





2. Rye Bread
This bread is as delicious as it is common in Denmark – anything goes with rye bread. Pork, roast beef, fish or even nutella. It’s based on sourdough and amongst other things serves as the base for smørrebrød.


3. Pålægschokolade
Pålægschokolade is basically thin slices of chocolate used to put on mostly white bread but it’s delicious on rye bread too – however, from experience I know that it’s delicious to eat as it is as well. Two different options are available namely light and dark.


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