Finnish Finds

During our lunch break in Oula, we stumbled upon a small, outdoor market.  It was very similar to a farmers market where local merchants sell their goods and specialty items.   One merchant in particular caught our attention: a candy maker. She had an assortment of all different types of candies, each with creative names and wrapping.  The care and passion placed in each package was apparent and we found it fascinating that this was the woman's chosen livelihood.  This one-man operation had no frills or unnecessary operations as all of the focus and attention was placed in creating novelty items. The woman was pleasant and patient with our questions, despite the fact that she didn't speak English very well. With a bag full of candy and a new appreciation for merchants who put their life into producing specialty goods, we were happy to find such an incredible Finnish practice.

 

 

– Sarah and Kacie

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