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|Eating herring in the traditional Dutch way.|
One of the things I really like about IKEA is that if you don't find the right pillow, water pitcher or house plant in the huge Paramus store, you can always fill up a bag with food imported from Sweden.
Today, I was looking for a small plant, but went home with jars of herring (for me) and packages of cookies and chocolate (for my wife and son).
In a refrigerated case, I found herring in mustard sauce, herring in garlic sauce, herring in dill sauce and herring with onion and carrot -- four, 5.1-ounce jars for $6. The regular price is $1.99 each.
I also bought a small jar of seaweed topping for $1.99, presumably for the herring.
Three bars of milk or hazelnut chocolate were $2.49, a savings of 48 cents; and three packages of cookies were $4, a savings of $1.07.
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The small food store also offers frozen fish, Swedish meatballs, Swedish pancakes, carbonated peach drink, jam and many other items. A snack bar adjoins the food store and there is a restaurant on another floor.
IKEA, 100 Ikea Drive, Paramus; 201-843-1881.
Web site: Swedish Superstore