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Traditional Danish pasties threatened by EU cinnamon ban
The Guardian ^ | 12/26/2013 | Bruno Waterfield

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eurowimps; lol
European Socialism at its best.
1 posted on 12/26/2013 6:41:37 AM PST by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck

LOLOLOL! “Pasties”? Sounds like an issue with strip clubs and not cinnamon rolls. Headline typos can be funny sometimes.


2 posted on 12/26/2013 6:44:07 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: mac_truck

Oh no, cinnamon is poison? That explains some dumb things I’ve done.


3 posted on 12/26/2013 6:47:13 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: mac_truck
Look, if Asians who traditionally consume way more spices than Europeans aren't getting anywhere close to the toxicity levels as stated by the EU, then this whole law is just nanny statism at its worst....
4 posted on 12/26/2013 6:56:18 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: mac_truck
European Socialism at its best.

It's sickening that there are adults that sit around and contemplate these things. Unfortunately over 50% of the US population is willfully and gladly marching us headlong into EU socialism. They welcome our overlords, and breathlessly await their latest proclamation on which type of lightbulb we can use, how much sodium we can ingest, or how much ethanol we must put in our gas tank.
5 posted on 12/26/2013 6:57:34 AM PST by Boris99
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To: Navy Patriot
But cinnamon is a health food for those of us that have diabetes. Cinnamon helps lower the blood sugars.

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.

6 posted on 12/26/2013 6:58:32 AM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: rktman

I thought the same thing! Cinnamon pasties??? Crazy Europeans!


7 posted on 12/26/2013 6:58:46 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: mac_truck
"We're confused...did you mean pasties or pastries?"


8 posted on 12/26/2013 6:59:13 AM PST by moovova
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To: rktman
LOLOLOL! “Pasties”?

Yeah...like these Danish pasties.


9 posted on 12/26/2013 7:00:32 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: mac_truck

Man in hoodie on streetcorner: “Yo...psst...Man, I got what you need, the real shyt, look...Cinnamon Buns, man.”


10 posted on 12/26/2013 7:01:56 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: rktman
“Pasties”? Sounds like an issue with strip clubs and not cinnamon rolls.

Lol..I'll bet that's just the Guardian being 'cheeky'.

11 posted on 12/26/2013 7:03:44 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Possibly hacked by Monty Python writers? Brit humor can be funny but you gotta be quick.


12 posted on 12/26/2013 7:05:36 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: mac_truck

What idiots! Raw cinnamon has tremendous health benefits:

http://www.naturalnews.com/041216_cinnamon_ginger_healthy_spices.html#


13 posted on 12/26/2013 7:09:17 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: rktman

Can they still have a holiday nip for good cheer? :)


14 posted on 12/26/2013 7:09:47 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: mac_truck

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


15 posted on 12/26/2013 7:11:26 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Big Mack
I have a feeling that it won't be very long before we just tell the stupids to piss off.

We will need to write it on a tree, fairly high up, and use a rope so they can read it.

16 posted on 12/26/2013 7:14:36 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: mac_truck

Is this like the blood thinner stuff that they give heart patients?


17 posted on 12/26/2013 7:16:29 AM PST by Mercat
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To: rktman

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.


18 posted on 12/26/2013 7:17:58 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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WHAT?


19 posted on 12/26/2013 7:19:46 AM PST by Sophia777
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where’s the cinnamon damn it? LOL! Maybe the meant “sin”ammon when referencing pasties.


20 posted on 12/26/2013 7:20:22 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

She needs more cinnamon to get the flavor just right.


21 posted on 12/26/2013 7:33:09 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: mac_truck; RayChuang88
Looks like the EU is trying to ban cassia cinnamon and force everyone over to Ceylon cinnamon.
22 posted on 12/26/2013 7:33:14 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: mac_truck

It serves them right for laying down with these dogs.


23 posted on 12/26/2013 7:33:28 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: mac_truck

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.


24 posted on 12/26/2013 7:36:05 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: rktman

Cinnamon pasties? Mmmmmmm......


25 posted on 12/26/2013 7:54:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mercat

I think that is cummin to which you refer.


26 posted on 12/26/2013 7:57:41 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: mac_truck

I had a leftover cinnamon roll for breakfast. The EU can go shove it.


27 posted on 12/26/2013 7:59:23 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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”.


28 posted on 12/26/2013 8:03:11 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mac_truck

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!


29 posted on 12/26/2013 8:08:09 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Pahsties are tasty!


30 posted on 12/26/2013 8:10:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mac_truck

Can they still have Big Gulps of more than 16 ounces? That is an important distinction.


31 posted on 12/26/2013 8:12:46 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


32 posted on 12/26/2013 8:34:30 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LRoggy
I remember an Alton Brown Good Eats special where he mentioned that what we think is "cinnamon" is not the bark of the real cinnamon tree. The "real thing" is unbelievably expensive.

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).

33 posted on 12/26/2013 8:42:48 AM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: mac_truck

What?! The women over there wear cinnamon pasties?


34 posted on 12/26/2013 8:50:19 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: mac_truck

If cinnamon is outlawed, only outlaws will have cinnamon.


35 posted on 12/26/2013 8:54:49 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: mac_truck

I’m so sorry...at first glance I read this as “patsies” and it appeared all too clear to me!


36 posted on 12/26/2013 9:01:44 AM PST by Clarence Boddicker ("Welcome back to the fight. This time, I know our side will win.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
In Britain on virtually every menu there is the Cornish pasty. The neighboring county of Devon has the Devon pasty, and they have a rivalry with the people of Cornwall. I can personally vouch for the fact that the Cornish pasty is delicious having eaten several of them after spending a week in Cornwall last year. I have to try the Devon pasty some time.

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.

37 posted on 12/26/2013 9:52:00 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Mercat

“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!


38 posted on 12/26/2013 10:04:53 AM PST by vette6387
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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).


39 posted on 12/26/2013 10:30:32 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: LRoggy; mac_truck

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.”

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303376904579135502891970942

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.


40 posted on 12/26/2013 12:03:32 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: mac_truck

No Cinnebon at the airports...


41 posted on 12/26/2013 11:12:34 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: mac_truck; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; ..

Nanny State on Steroids PING!


42 posted on 12/28/2013 6:55:44 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“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”.


43 posted on 12/30/2013 11:51:34 AM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: -YYZ-

Indeed!


44 posted on 12/30/2013 2:04:57 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cornish.


45 posted on 12/30/2013 2:23:18 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: JimSEA
I lived in Butte when I was a Kid, had my first Pasty there. They were the lunch of choice for the hard rock miners.
46 posted on 12/30/2013 2:29:27 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And in fact, the title of the actual article (in the link) does say “pastries”, not “pasties”, I see now.


47 posted on 12/30/2013 3:04:12 PM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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