Skip to comments.Traditional Danish pasties threatened by EU cinnamon ban
Posted on 12/26/2013 6:41:37 AM PST by mac_truck
The season's festivities in Denmark have been overshadowed by the prospect that it could be the last Danish Christmas before a European Union ban on their beloved kanelsnegler or cinnamon rolls.
The proposed ban followed plans by Denmark's food safety agency to implement EU regulations aimed at limiting the amount of coumarin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical found in the most commonly used type of cinnamon, cassia.
Under Danish interpretation of the EU legislation the amount of cinnamon in "everyday fine baked goods" will be limited to 15mg per kilo meaning a ban on Kanelsnegler pastries, a winter favourite in all Nordic countries, which take their name from their coiled snail shape.
The move has provoked a furious reaction from Danish bakers because neighbouring Sweden has decided to save their spicy pastries, known as kanenbullar in Swedish, by classing them as a traditional and seasonal dish with a permitted cinnamon level over three times higher, at 50mg per kilo.
"It's the end of the cinnamon roll as we know it," said Hardy Christensen, the head of the Danish Baker's Association.
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LOLOLOL! “Pasties”? Sounds like an issue with strip clubs and not cinnamon rolls. Headline typos can be funny sometimes.
Oh no, cinnamon is poison? That explains some dumb things I’ve done.
Any bets on how long until some lib decides to try this in this country?
I have a feeling that it won't be very long before we just tell the stupids to piss off.
I thought the same thing! Cinnamon pasties??? Crazy Europeans!
Yeah...like these Danish pasties.
Man in hoodie on streetcorner: “Yo...psst...Man, I got what you need, the real shyt, look...Cinnamon Buns, man.”
Lol..I'll bet that's just the Guardian being 'cheeky'.
Possibly hacked by Monty Python writers? Brit humor can be funny but you gotta be quick.
What idiots! Raw cinnamon has tremendous health benefits:
Can they still have a holiday nip for good cheer? :)
First they came for the marijuana smokers, but I did not smoke marijuana, so I did nothing. Then they came for the cigarette smokers, but I did not smoke cigarettes. Then they came for our Big Gulps and our incandescent bulbs, but I had none, and so was silent. And then they came for our cinnamon buns, and I filled the gutters with the blood of their dead before my bullet riddled body went to it’s final rest. /s
We will need to write it on a tree, fairly high up, and use a rope so they can read it.
Is this like the blood thinner stuff that they give heart patients?
Pasties are a Welsh “sandwich” (somewhat like a meat and potato filled turnover) that miners took in their lunch bucket. They are popular lunch fare in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Where’s the cinnamon damn it? LOL! Maybe the meant “sin”ammon when referencing pasties.
She needs more cinnamon to get the flavor just right.
It serves them right for laying down with these dogs.
It seems like more and more people are abusing everyday items, making them ‘dangerous’ and restricted. Stupid people will snort ANYTHING, then the rest of us can’t make cookies??
Here it’s anise. My local supermarket has a sign on the counter saying to ASK for anise at the front office. I don’t know if it’s an abuse thing, or local Italian grocers controlling access to force you to buy from their bakeries instead of making your own. I wasn’t curious enough to find out what kind of ID you had to present to acquire anise.
Cardamom is also hard to find here, and expensive online.
Cookies- now we can’t make cookies...what a world! Legalize drugs, but control spices.
Cinnamon pasties? Mmmmmmm......
I think that is cummin to which you refer.
I had a leftover cinnamon roll for breakfast. The EU can go shove it.
And they are pronounced “PAHHST ee”, which rhymes with “nasty”.
Which is what the Yoopers become if you go up there and call them “PASTE ees”.
My guess is that after Hiz Honor, da Mayor Bloomberg leaves office he will move straight to Brussels to jump into this job of banning EVERYTHING!
Pahsties are tasty!
Can they still have Big Gulps of more than 16 ounces? That is an important distinction.
I am married to a child of Yoopers who has served them to me. I must say they are an acquired taste. Even coming from a place with an array of ethnic foods as broad as Pittsburgh.
Kind of like how virtually nobody has had "real" wasabi. Usually it's just colored horseradish. The "real thing" is, again, ridiculously expensive (and rare).
What?! The women over there wear cinnamon pasties?
If cinnamon is outlawed, only outlaws will have cinnamon.
I’m so sorry...at first glance I read this as “patsies” and it appeared all too clear to me!
p.s. My grandmother who grew up in northern Michigan learned how to make pasties from her Welsh neighbors. She taught my mother how to make them. My favorite dinner (next to fried chicken) as a child.
“Is this like the blood thinner stuff that they give heart patients?”
That is Coumadin. Don’t think it has anything to do with Cinnamon!
Don’t forget the Cornish tin miners — Cousin Jacks. They had a cylinderical lunch bucket with tea in the lower portion and a pasty in the upper section. They would hang the lunch bucket on a timber with a candle holder and candle below so they would have hot tea abd pasty for lunch. There were a lot of Cousin Jacks in western mines, particularly Butte, Grass Valley, Idaho, and Arizona (Jerome and Bisbee).
Sorry, but really large doses of cinnamon, at least from those found in supplements, are unhealthy.
“If you decide to use a lot of cinnamon, “you do need to use Ceylon because it will lower your risk of liver damage,” says Ms. Ginn, who is an education coordinator at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Baltimore.”
This is why there is (so its claimed) there is a safer cinnamon supplement, Cinnulin PF, that does not have coumarin.
If you use a lot of cinnamon, as I do, it’s probably better to use Ceylon cinnamom. I haven’t noticed a difference in the taste, but some say the Ceylon cinnamon is bitter.
No Cinnebon at the airports...
Nanny State on Steroids PING!
“Pasties are a Welsh sandwich (somewhat like a meat and potato filled turnover) that miners took in their lunch bucket. They are popular lunch fare in Michigan and Wisconsin.”
Close, but I think pasties are more of a Cornish specialty than Welsh. At least the “Cornish pasty” is the one that I’m familiar with. The pastry is not a puff pastry, or a flaky pie-crust type, but something a little sturdier. And yes, made right they are a very satisfying meal.
I suspect the subject of this article should have referenced “pastries” rather than “pasties”.
And in fact, the title of the actual article (in the link) does say “pastries”, not “pasties”, I see now.