The other day, a co-worker gave me a handful of Swedish Fish. I haven't had Swedish Fish in years, and now I can't stop thinking about them. It's like having a bad song in your head. Only in this case, instead of a bad song, it's delicious, articifically flavored, gooey candy fish. Apparently, from Sweden.
Turns out, the fish are Swedish. But only in the way that I'm Irish.
"In large parts of the USA, Swedish Fish is today as well known brand as other successful Swedish export products like Volvo and Absolut Vodka."
Since the 1990s, "The Original Swedish Fish" have been produced in Canada by the Cadbury Adams company. And if you want to create your own generic version, prepare your hand to be slapped.