26 Feb 2011

Negerbollar

5 Comments Recipes, Typically Swedish

Just whipped up a batch of classic Swedish chocolate balls, politically incorrect referred to as Negerbollar (literally Negro balls). Calling them Negro or Nigger balls might sound racist to say the least but the name for this pastry came about in the 60’s when there weren’t many black people living in Sweden and I guess Swedes thought they were a bit exotic. The name was officially changed to chocolate balls in the 70’s when people got more educated but the name is still in use in less formal circumstances and whether or not the word negerboll should be used has been a subject of debate in news papers and blogs. Read more