The sugar covered jelly men were launched by a Norwegian candy company in 1965, and it 2001 they added jelly women as well. They taste different than American jelly beans but that is the closest explanation I can think of. Each year, Norwegians eat more than 225 million jelly men and jelly women! They are great for decorating cakes and gingerbread houses, and they taste really really good.
Norwegians also like chocolate a lot, especially Norwegian milk chocolate. Although I prefer dark chocolate, I really really like our milk chocolate! It is a common gift for friends abroad. (For instance, my sister's Mexican host das LOVES it! She can't bring enough when she goes there.) Another popular candy is called Bamsemums, a bear-shaped candy. We also have bear shaped licorice... We must really like our candy in human or animal form! (I guess I could do another post on salty licorice - a favorite of northern Europeans but hated by pretty much everybody else!)