News from Finland in English

Finnish craft brewery brings gluten-free beer to the US market

In 2001 the Finnish brewery Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas started brewing the Kukko-Pils beer. Three years in 2004 later the company announced that they had accidentally been brewing gluten free beer for years. Fast forward to 2016 and the beer suited for those suffering from celiac disease is now being exported to the United States.

Written by Janita on Saturday July 9, 2016
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Strange Crucifixed Jesus Teddybear for sale

The Finnish equivalent of Craigs List has a rather strange teddy bear for sale. The description says it is hand woven crucifixed teddybear complete with blood and a crown of thorns which seems to be made of barbwire.

The item is priced as 5€ and is still available for purchase. This seems like something directly out of a horror movie. Spooky, but possibly an item of internet memerabilia well worth the price.

Written by Janita on Wednesday July 6, 2016
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Brexit multiplied the number of Finnish travelers to London

The online travel agency Ebookers today announce that the flow of Finnish travelers to London multiplied the week following the referendum vote that resulted in the United Kindom leaving the European Union in the future. This is suspected to be largely due to the hit that the Pound took in the currency markets - making UK more appealing to travelers from the EU.

Written by Janita on Tuesday July 5, 2016
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Pulled Oats is a vegetarian alternative to Pulled Pork from Finland

Pulled Oat is an innovation from the Finnish company Gold&Green Foods. It's entirely made from plants and offers a more ecological alternative to both meat and soy proteins.

The product invented by two entrepreneurs is now in production with wide availability in Finland in the fall of 2016. Exporting the product is planned for the upcoming years.

Written by Janita on Saturday July 2, 2016
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City of Salo interested in the HyperLoop test track

The city of Salo in Finland is trying to attract the Hyperloop test track to the city. The technology is based on a large vacuum tube track which allows trains to travel in excess of a thousand kilometres per hour.

Written by Janita on Friday July 1, 2016
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Kimi Räikkönen's August marriage comes with 500k price tag

Formula 1 driver Kimi Räikkönen, 36, and Minttu Virtanen, 29, are getting married this August. The couple has been tight lipped about their private life, but Seiska tabloid managed to get more information on the luxury wedding that is estimated to cost somewhere in tune of 500 000 EUR.

Written by Janita on Thursday June 23, 2016
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