Trying Finnish Easter Dessert: Mämmi

Really surprised by the taste…

Traditional Finnish Easter dessert. Some people from Finland like it, some don’t.

Is it chocolate, or something else? What does it taste like?

Watch the video below to find out!
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More to know about Mämmi…

Mämmi is called memma in Swedish.

Mämmi is made of water, rye flour, powdered malted rye, seasoned salt, and dried, powdered Seville orange zest. It’s then left to sweeten naturally, before being baked in an oven. After baking, the mämmi is chilled for 3 to 4 days before it’s served.


If you bake it yourself mämmi is usually left to sweeten naturally and commercially made mämmi is normally seasoned with darkish molasses. Traditional mämmi has an aromatic and candy flavor, and contains 2% sugar, while commercially produced mämmi can have tons of sugar and is consequently tons of flavors. Mämmi has 10% protein.

How do you eat Mämmi? Typically, mämmi is eaten cold, with both milk or cream and sugar, and sometimes with vanilla sauce.

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