A classic "lingonberry" jam in Scandinavia. It's easy to misunderstand because the characters are similar, but it's not an apple but a lingon or cowberry jam.
I'm not very familiar with it in Japan, but I found a Swedish one at KALDI Coffee Farm. I was curious, so I tried it.
KALDI's lingonberry jamIllustration of lingonberry on the label. You can see that it is actually red and the flowers are white.
Ingredients are lingonberry, sugar, thickener and simple. The price was 556 yen (tax included) with 283g (9.98oz) per bottle.
When you scoop it with a spoon, you will find plenty of whole flesh. The actual size is about azuki beans.
The taste is sweet and sour and refreshing. Cassis has a deep richness similar to that of cassis, but it has no sharp points and is easy to get close to. It goes well with cream cheese as usual for berries.
It is used not only for making bread and sweets, but also as a sauce for meat dishes in Scandinavia. I tried roast pork seasoned with salt and pepper, and it surely goes well! The sweet and sour taste refreshes the fat of the meat and enhances the umami. It's also nice to have a fashionable look with bright jam.
Lingonberry jam that you can enjoy the Nordic mood just by adding it to your usual sweets and dishes. Even if you don't like the combination with the food, you can consume it as jam, so you can rest assured. For those who want to have a little adventure!