Interesting Iki Items

Hello! Hope your week is going well. This week I thought I would post some of the items that can be found in a local grocery store (such as Iki) around Lithuania. Most of these products I had never seen before in the United States, and so it has been fun trying new tastes and also learning by trail-and-error! Here are some of my favorite items from Iki:

I don't know what type of melon this is, but whatever it is, it's like a combination of honeydew and cantaloupe and so good!
I don’t know what type of melon this is, but whatever it is, it’s like a combination of honeydew and cantaloupe and so good!
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ONION NUTS. You can’t really tell from the picture, but these are nuts covered in a crunchy shell with onion powder. Try them–you won’t regret it.
Yogurt in bags.
Yogurt in bags.
Cheesecake bars. Chocolate covered with different flavored fillings...usually one of these sneaks into my cart by the time I'm done.
Cheesecake bars. Chocolate covered with different flavored fillings…usually one of these sneaks into my cart by the time I’m done.
Milk here is Kefyr, which is thicker than normal milk! Be careful...or you may end up drinking a glass of buttermilk!
Milk here is Kefyr, which is thicker than normal milk! Be careful…or you may end up drinking a glass of buttermilk!
Sakotis, which literally means "branches", is a pastry that is commonly displayed in supermarkets. It is mainly eaten at Lithuanian celebrations.
Sakotis, which literally means “branches”, is a pastry that is commonly displayed in supermarkets. It is mainly eaten at Lithuanian celebrations.
Another insider tip: pay attention to which jars are marinara sauce and which are ketchup--it's actually easier than you think to mix them up. (I may or may not be speaking from experience...)
Another insider tip: pay attention to which jars are marinara sauce and which are ketchup–it’s actually easier than you think to mix them up. (I may or may not be speaking from experience…)
Cold salads such as these are super common in Lithuania, especially made with some combination of vegetables and dill.
Cold salads such as these are super common in Lithuania, especially made with some combination of vegetables and dill.
Gira is a popular non-alcoholic beverage that is similar to a bread flavored soda. Sounds weird, but it is really good!
Gira is a popular non-alcoholic beverage that is similar to a bread flavored soda. Sounds weird, but it is really good!

So there you have it! These are some of the uniquely Lithuanian items you’ll find in Iki.

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