My buddy Thomas Strömquist sent me a package all the way from Sweden. I've been learning Swedish, and Thomas was kind enough to send me both the original novel and the English translation (pictured below). The white boxes are salty licorice of a much higher quality than the Haribo pirate coins I tried a few months back. The Haribos were rock hard. These have a far better texture and flavor.
Jag älskar allt du skickade mig! Många tack, Thomas!