Oh so sweet Christmas!

Finnish Christmas is filled with mouth-watering treats and tastebuds’ tickling delicacies. Beware of the sugar rush!

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There is plenty to satisfy Finland’s collective sweet tooth as Christmas approaches, from candy and chocolate to hot drinks and pastries.

It only comes once a year, which is just as well for the Finnish national waistline, but an endless roll call of traditional treats heralds the arrival of the Christmas season. The New Year diet will come soon enough, so tuck into a visual feast on a Helsinki tour of seasonal Finnish goodies to get you in the festive mood.

By Tim Bird, December 2015