Creamed smoked cod roe paste.
Sweden's Marmite so to speak. Non-Scandis either love it or hate it. The natives love it. Full stop. The blend of salt and sweetness makes for a creamy and versatile spread which comes in a highly convenient tube package.
Please note: This is a chilled product.
How to eat
Kalles is traditionally eaten with a boiled egg or used as a spread on crispbread. Can also be used as a flavourer for cold sauces and fish dishes.
Ready to eat
This is a chilled product. Best kept refrigerated below 5ºC. For use by date see back of packet. Do not exceed use by date. Once opened refrigerate and consume within 28 days. Not suitable for freezing.
Fish Roe (cod*, saithe**) 52%, Rapeseed Oil (Canola), Sugar, Salt, Potato Flakes, Tomato Purée, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate (preservatives), Ascorbic Acid (antioxidant). * Gadus Morhua, ** Pollachius Virens
Posted by Synnoeve Harris on 9th Nov 2011
I too was bereft when Ikea stopped selling Kalles. Have you tried their own brand version? It's absolutely horrible. Now I won't go to Ikea anymore and I'm telling all my Swedish food fan friends about this shop.
Posted by Judy Ryde on 19th Oct 2011
The review written by Martin Bailey might have been written by me. I was bereft when I discovered that Ikea no longer sold Kalles but delighted to find this source. I agree that it is delicious with egg. I like to mix it in with cream cheese too.
Posted by Martin Bailey on 31st Jul 2011
The ideal breakfast (or light lunch, or tea) is one or more boiled eggs, accompanied by toast and butter well-spread with one of the Kalles pastes. The Mild and the Dill-flavoured varieties beautifully lift the eggy flavour while cutting-through any slight fattiness. It was the main reason why I'd go to Ikea, because that was the only UK source I knew. Now Ikea seem to have de-stocked it in favour of own label products. I'm bereft, and I doubt I'll return until they carry it again.Why waste time and money on self-assembly misery when I can't have a little treat in return?