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Pear & Carrot is always striving to demonstrate the best Nordic Christmas celebrations every December in Hong Kong.

In support of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Pear & Carrot will be one of the participants in bringing together the local Nordic community to celebrate the jolly season, and making a charming appearance at the Finnish Christmas Market, to be held at the AIA Vitality Park at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel in Central on 6-8 December 2019.

Pear & Carrot has handpicked the following range of exclusive premium Finnish food and beverages to be showcased –

Taiga Chocolate
Recently awarded the Winner of Best Confectionery Product at the 2019 Asia Food Innovation Awards in Singapore, Taiga combines the wonderful beauty, purity and sensitivity of Arctic nature with nutrients and antioxidants in their range of chocolate.

Special Christmas gift sets of Taiga Christmas book “I am Santa Claus” and Christmas Chocolate, mouth-watering white chocolate with cranberry crisps will be available at the Market.

Mettä produces a range of spices, seasonings and sweeteners jam-packed with the purest, richest flavours and nutrients, made from 100% natural ingredients, such as nordic berries, herbs and mushrooms from Finland. It has no additives or preservatives, perfect to be added in soups, pasta, meats and drinks to complete the Nordic appetite.

Hugo & Celine
Hugo & Celine products follow the scientific findings of what is best for dogs. Feeding them the correct food and snacks could significantly improve and even cure most common health problems dogs have, such as gastrointestinal problems, eye infections, bad joints or skin rashes. Their range of products are all-natural and healthy made without the use of additives, grains or wheat, lactose and white sugar.

Produced in the world’s northernmost gin and whisky distillery in Isokyrö, Kyrö produces single malt gin and whisky using 100% Finnish rye, which is smaller in size but more intense in flavours comparing to other types of rye. Rye could possibly be the hardest grain to distill due to its temperament and tendency to overboil in stills, and this makes the Kyrö gin and whisky even more enjoyable for its unique flavours.

August Berries
August Berries is produced at one of the northernmost wineries located just 80km from the polar circle in Finnish Lapland. The berries are all handpicked from the wilderness every August, fermented and produced to preserve only the true colour, tastes and sweetness of the fruit. The wines come in three distinctive and mouth-watering Nordic flavours – Lingonberry, Cloudberry and Bilberry, bound to give pleasant surprises to the palate.

Laplandia Vodka
The undisputed smoothness and purity taste of Laplandia is produced by using soft groundwater of Lake Hirsijärvi with seven-times-distilled high grade wheat spirit and tiny drops of natural honey, making it suitable for the most sensitive of tongues.

Besides the Super Premium Vodka, it also comes in a range of forest delights where Finnish wild berries and forest ingredients are blended in without sugar or additives to create astonishing palatable and refreshing tastes.

Gustav Arctic
Gustav Arctic was established in 1852 and originates from the pristine forests and marshlands of the North Hemisphere, the vodkas and liqueurs are handcrafted with natural raw ingredients to produce sophisticated flavours.

Arctic Blue Gin
The distillery of Arctic Blue is the oldest Finnish winery located in the small town of Ilomantsi in Eastern Finland. The handcrafted colourless Arctic Blue Gin is of high quality and is processed using only fresh local ingredients.

Laitilan Kukko Beers
Having awarded as the “Most Valued Beer 2018”, Laitilan Kukko Beers offers a fun, classic and memorable beer drinking experience to all, including those who are gluten intolerant! Laitilan’s Kukko Pils was in fact, the “World’s first-ever full-malt beer brand to have received the international gluten free product trademark”.

For more information on the products or interview requests, please contact Roanne Lo roanne@pearandcarrot.com or Per Ågren per@pearandcarrot.com

November Newsletter

Time flies when you’re having fun! Can you believe we are already fast approaching December and Christmas is just around the corner!

November is usually a quieter month for many before the festive season kicks in; we have been busy showcasing Sav, a sparkling wine from Sweden that is made without grapes at the Wine & Spirit Fair and of course, preparing delicious Nordic Christmas surprises for everyone!

Have you started gathering ideas for Christmas or rather a last minute Christmas present shopper? Let us give you some inspirations in the next coming weeks and you can always come to us for completing your shopping with some magical Nordic touch!

Product of the Month – Sav

We are pleased to have created a delectable Scandinavian sensation, by launching Sav Birch Sap sparkling wines and spirits in Hong Kong at this year’s Wine & Spirit Fair.

The fair attendees were pleasantly surprised with a sparkling wine produced in Sweden and made without grapes, of which has an elegant metallic and wooden flavour, yet leaving a refreshing and comforting aftertaste.

The Snaps and Glöd also received much praises for their pure and freshness in taste. The Glöd was especially popular with the locals, with its delicate blend of birch sap wine and spices such as ginger, cinnamon, citrus peel and angelica. It is particularly appealing in the current cooler weather and great to be enjoyed during the upcoming festive season.

The unique Sav sparkling wine and spirit is made from birch tree sap grown around Lake Storsjön in Jämtland in Northern Sweden. The sap is extracted from the trees for three weeks in the beginning of Spring before the buds begin to bloom.

The birch sap collected is quality checked, filtered and fermented in steel tanks for a few weeks, before being refined and bottled. The bottled sap is then lied on the lees for the second fermentation in the bottles for over a year to allow for the bubbles to occur naturally and a perfect balance of flavour.

The Sav Sparkling Wine, Sav Sparkling 2012, Sav Snaps and Sav Glöd are now available to be ordered. Please contact at order@pearandcarrot.com to find out more.

From our Kitchen

Time to get ready for the jolly seasons! Better start flexing some muscles to practice mixing drinks with Sav so to impress your family and friends! You will find that the range from Sav is versatile, great for mixing and matching to create all kind of drinks.

Sav Sparkling Wine
Cloudberry puree

Add puree in glass and fill with Sav Sparkling Wine. Served cold in champagne glasses.

Sav Snaps 6ml
Olive on toothpick

Pour Sav in Martini glass and stir cold with an olive.

Sav Sparkling Wine
1 Strawberry
10ml Elderflower Cordial
20ml Lemon juice
10ml Syrup

Shake the cordial, lemon juice and syrup with ice and top with Sav Sparkling Wine. Serve in champagne flute and garnish with the strawberry.


1 December – Prize sponsor for HKDR “Pulse to Fun 2019 Fundraising Event
We are sponsoring a Christmas hamper filled with Nordic goodies at this year’s HKDR Pulse to Fun 2019 Fundraising Event. For all lovers of Sweden and doggies, make sure you join in the fun, too!

3-7 December – City’Super at New Town Plaza, Shatin
Come join us for for free tasting of MOOD at City’Super in Shatin and swing right into the mood this Christmas!

Mood is a super versatile Swedish beverage that can be easily added into drinks for creating all kind of tasty beverages or simply enjoyed as it is! It is non-alcoholic, no added sugar, low in calories and carbs, and using only natural aromas. It comes in four flavours – Orange Spirit, Mojito, Sex on the Beach and Margarita. Absolutely perfect for guilt-free celebrations, for everyone of all ages! 

6-8 December Finnish Christmas Market
Christmas is a special time the year and we want to bring on the Nordic way of celebrations to everyone! We will be at the Finnish Christmas Market providing authentic Finnish Christmas food and drinks, and Hugo & Celine treats for dogs! Make sure you come by our stall with your Very Important Pooches!

5-18 December Swedish Winter, 13-15 Swedish Winter Market
Besides being at the Finnish Christmas Market, we will continue to celebrate the jolly season at the Swedish Winter at Happy Wednesday at the Happy Valley Racecourse (11 Dec) and the Swedish Winter Market at Tsim Sha Tsui (13-15 Dec). Do swing by and say Hi!

11-15 December City’Super 
We have always strived to bring you the best Nordic options so to make your Christmas party even more memorable! For a limited time, you will find some of our best selling Nordic products available at City’Super, including Swedish classic cheese, Västerbottensost, Blössa Glögg mulled wine, August Berries wines, Mood Maker Cocktail and Swedish refreshments.

Available from their outlets at IFC in Central, Times Square in Causeway Bay, New Town Plaza in Shatin and Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui.

21 December Movie11 X Swedish Consulate Christmas Filmtopia
Enjoy watching Swedish movies while chewing on Swedish sweets! We will be sponsoring mixed lolly tubs at the event to make the entire experience loaded with good Swedish Fun! It’s a FREE event and you can register HERE

Lots of happenings in December! Don’t miss out and come say Hello at our events!