After an inevitably draining shopping excursion through IKEA, nothing is more welcoming and refreshing than a glass of Lingonberry Soda on ice. (Photo from Flickr). Ever mindful of affordability and customer satisfaction, they of course offer free refills too, for which I was very grateful.
It tastes like a cranberry spritzer but more tart. Lingonberries, a favorite in Sweden, are becoming more recognizable in the US thanks to Ikea, which offers it not only in sodas, but jams and syrups as well. The berry is high in vitamins and often used in herbal medicines.
The soda is made by Kristall, a Swedish company that also makes their light, none to sweet and all natural beverages in Apple, Orange, Raspberry, Cranberry, and Lemon/Lime as well as more exotic flavors like Pear and Black Currant (both of which can be bought by the bottle in the Ikea food store – I plan to pick some up on my next visit).