The better breakfast: England vs Sweden

Since leaving Newcastle to travel to Lund, I have noticed some significant differences in culture between the two. The first I would like to discuss is the differences between the breakfasts.

The one thing I have missed the most since being here is a bacon sandwhich. Second to that, I have quite significantly missed my sausage sandwhiches. Generally, an English breakfast would either consist of cereal, a bacon/sausage (or both) sandwhich, The Full English Breakfast (sausage, bacon, egg, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, toast,) or, if being healthy, porridge.

The Swedish breakfast has more variety, it seems  normal to have a bit of everything. For this first time in my life I had a mix of cereal, porridge and sandwhiches with coffee and orange juice. Also, for the first time I had cinnamon on my porridge – I had heard of a Cinnamon Latte in Costa Coffee but this was a new experience for me. I have taken some photos of my breakfast this morning so people could see and compare.

Judge for yourself which is better! One thing is for certain, the Swedish breakfast is far from being a good hangover cure compared to an English fry up. However, the Swedish way certainly seems a lot healthier.

Please check out the pictures and tell me which you think is best and why in the comment box below the pictures.

Swedish breakfast


11 Responses to “The better breakfast: England vs Sweden”

  1. I definitely think that the Swedish breakfast is a lot better and healthier than the fattening, greasy English breakfast.

  2. Me too! 🙂 Although my favourite brekkie is the english toast, baked beans, bacon and egg combo…yum…might be because of the fact that Im a half-breed tho 😉

    • stephenjohnson87 Says:

      My favorite breakfast too. Only, you can’t eat too many or you get fat. I did like the Swedish breakfast to and Caroline’s dad made me lots of Korv – although, I have not tried herring yet.

  3. Didn’t you try herring? My favourite Swedish breakfast, ideally with flatbread and Gevalia coffee.

    • stephenjohnson87 Says:

      I have not tried herring, but my girlfriend’s parents gave me a jar to take home to my parents – smells horrible.

  4. Hi Stephen. Are you enjoying Sweden? How are you travelling around Lund? I found an interesting video about transportation in Lund and I was just wondering how you are experiencing it first hand. Here is the video.

    Have Fun!

    • stephenjohnson87 Says:

      I did enjoy Sweden thanks. I was using a car to drive around….a little strange driving on the right hand side thought!!

  5. Sweden looks great. I think that some things that you should check out in Lund are the Lund Cathedral, which has been around since the 11th century, as well check out the Kulturen (Museum of Cultural History), another high ranking attraction. Enjoy the nightlife.

    • stephenjohnson87 Says:

      Hey, thanks for the tips, after being told about the Cathedral i went and visited it…quite impressive.

  6. PiterJankovich Says:

    My name is Piter Jankovich. oOnly want to tell, that your blog is really cool
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    P.S. Sorry for my bad english

    • stephenjohnson87 Says:

      Hey, it is part of one of the modules I have to do for my degree. I am pleased you and others enjoy it and will look to provide new content as often as possible.

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