Try these five Norwegian Chocolates


Try these five Norwegian Chocolates


My favorite Norwegian chocolates

If you’re traveling to Norway I’d recommend you to try out some delicious Norwegian chocolate. Here are three types from Freia, which are famous for their Melkesjokolade (milk chocolate) and Kvikk Lunsj. I’ve also listed Stratos and Smash from Nidar, one of the largest distributors of sweets to Norwegians.

Did you know that you can buy most of these online? I’ve posted links below so keep on reading, and enjoy that Norwegian chocolate!

Kvikk Lunsj Chocolate

Kvikk Lunsj Norwegian Chocolate bar

Kvikk Lunsj (Quick lunch) is to Norwegians known as tursjokoladen (the outdoors chocolate). It’s been around since 1937, and for Norwegians it’s quite normal to bring this chocolate along when doing any kind of outdoor activities, be it skiing, hiking, walking etc.

The Kvikk Lunsj chocolate bar consists of four rectangular wafers covered in milk chocolate. The wafers can be split apart, so that you can easily share. During a year, the average Norwegian consumes nine Kvikk Lunsj chocolates, and it is especially popular during Easter when Norwegians head to the mountains to ski. Each year, 50 million bars are produced.

The chocolate is quite similar to Kit Kat, but I would claim that Kvikk Lunsj is better 😉

Can’t wait until you come to Norway? Buy Kvikk Lunsj Chocolate here (Amazon)

Freia Milk Chocolate bar

Freia Chocolate Norway

Freia Melkesjokolade, or Milk Chocolate is a Norwegian classic! This is the most sold chocolate in Norway since the 1960s, and is marketed as en liten bit av Norge (a small piece of Norway). Personally I find it creamy and sweet, and its definitely one of my favorite Norwegian chocolates!

Can’t wait until you come to Norway? Buy Freia Milk Chocolate bar here (Etsy)

Freia Firkløver Milk Chocolate bar

Freia Hazel Nut Norwegian Chocolate

Freia Firkløver (four-leaf clover) chocolate is the same as the classic Freia Milk Chocolate, but comes with roasted pieces of hazel nut. It was first sold in 1926, and is a favorite chocolate amongst many Norwegians.

Can’t wait until you come to Norway? Buy Freia Firkløver Milk Chocolate here (Etsy)

Stratos Chocolate bar

Stratos Chocolate bar

Stratos is delicious milk chocolate filled with air bubbles. A kind of an “airy chocolate” that melts on your tongue. It’s been a trusty favorite for many Norwegians, including the blue cow, known as “Stratoskua”, since it came on the market back in 1936.

Can’t wait until you come to Norway? Buy Stratos Chocolate bar here (Etsy)


Nidar Smash Chocolate

Nidar Smash are salty “bugles” covered with Nidar’s milk chocolate. This special combination of sweet, salty and crunchy makes this a highly addictive snack. You’ve been warned 😉

Can’t wait until you come to Norway? Buy Nidar Smash here (Etsy)

Norwegian Chocolate Pinterest

Your friend in Norway,


Pål of Norway With Pål

Pål of Norway With Pål

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  1. Amy van Meteren on April 1, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Any recommendations for dark chocolate? My personal favorite… 🙂

    • Norway with Pål on April 2, 2022 at 7:45 pm

      Freia got some good dark ones, but they are hard to find online. Only found this one:

      • Amy v on April 2, 2022 at 11:29 pm

        Tusen Takk! I have wanted to place an order for marzipan and some other treats from the Norwegian Food store so I will look for the Freia dark and the Kvikk Lunsj you mentioned. Jeg elsker sjokolade. I literally have zero self control! 😀

  2. Lisa Howard on August 19, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    A friend and I just returned from Norway and Iceland last night. The Viking ship we were on had Freia Melkesjokolade in our room every day. It was absolutely delicious! I saw your link to Amazon, but $33 for three bars is real pricey. Do you know of any other sources for Norway products that might be less expensive?

    Thank you!

    • Norway with Pål on August 20, 2022 at 8:57 am

      Hei Lisa! Glad to hear you enjoyed the Kvikk Lunsj chocolate. Agree, it’s a bit pricey on Amazon… Try this store:
      You might save a few bucks there.

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