Swedish Candy Shop in Stockholm: A Perfect Souvenir
The gentle owner of Konfektyrbutik, an old-fashioned candy shop in the old district (Gamla Stan) of Stockholm, told me the story of how he almost lost his prize pig. According to the shop owner, he proudly kept a large marzipan pig in his shop window as part of an elaborate candy display.
Until one day, when the self-proclaimed “Anti-Christ Superstar” Marilyn Manson and his entourage stopped by the shop and inquired, “how much for the pig?”
The owner demurred, explaining the pig was part of the display and not for sale. Manson, an avid pig collector, was undeterred and kept insisting that he must have that pig, offering to pay top dollar. But the shop owner stood his ground, and ultimately, Manson walked out, pigless.
I asked the shop owner where the pig was now. He pointed to the top shelf, in the far corner of the shop.
After hearing more charming stories about other celebrity visits (including by a famous US President with a weakness for Swedish chocolate) we explored the shop.
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Stockholm Souvenir Shopping Details:
Västerlånggatan 26, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
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