No fat. So what did they get instead?
Soda, juice, chocolate, berries, fruit, bread and cakes. That is, sugar and starch.
They even sold some “Swedish” candy:
Swedish Red Fish
Why Americans are fat
Most Americans are so afraid of fat that “nonfat yogurt” can be called “all-natural” without anybody thinking it sound weird. Instead of real food many people eat mainly sugar and starch.
Why are they the fattest people on earth? That’s why.