Swedes sound off on another manic bun day

The Local hit the streets of Stockholm to find out how sweet-toothed Swedes enjoy their semlor buns. And we also put together the top five methods for how to devour the delicious delicacies.

Swedes sound off on another manic bun day
Linda says the "hot wall" method of eating semlor is "disgusting". But what does it all mean?

Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday or fettisdag if you're Swedish. Swedes around the country rejoice in a baked good that's bigger than your fist, sweeter than sugar, and almost drowning in whipped cream.

The wheat bun, which is spiced with cardamom is hollowed out for almond paste and whipped cream.

But what do the Swedes think about it all? How many do they eat? How do they eat them? 

IN PICTURES: Stockholmers talk semla 

And perhaps more importantly, how should you eat yours?

IN PICTURES: Different ways to tackle a semla (as displayed by hungry workers at The Local

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