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Greggs forced to rename their Cornish pasties by the EU because they contain peas and carrots
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:18 EST, 28 December 2013 | Jennifer Smith

Posted on 12/28/2013 7:37:04 AM PST by Olog-hai

Greggs the baker is being forced to change the name of its best-selling Cornish pasty under new EU laws because the product contains peas and carrots.

The new rules mean manufacturers must follow the traditional recipe of beef, potatoes, onions, swede and seasoning, if they wish to use the name. […]

Cornish pasties were awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in 2011 after a lengthy campaign by the Cornish Pasty Association to see their delicacy’s name protected.

Protected Geographical Indication status prevents anything that is made outside the designated region from using the traditional name. …

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cornishpasties; eussr; foodnazis; greggs; lawyers; nannystate; thoughtcrime; totalitarianism
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1 posted on 12/28/2013 7:37:04 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How about Jewish corn rye bread?


2 posted on 12/28/2013 7:39:12 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Olog-hai

potatoes, onions, swede and seasoning,

Where and how do they procure their supply of Swedes?


3 posted on 12/28/2013 7:40:00 AM PST by DManA
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To: Olog-hai

I’d like mine with extra Swede please.


4 posted on 12/28/2013 7:43:40 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Olog-hai

Just in case anyone is dying to know what a lower-case swede is - it’s a rutabaga.


5 posted on 12/28/2013 7:43:46 AM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: Olog-hai

As someone who hates peas, they ought to remove the peas.


6 posted on 12/28/2013 7:45:08 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Steely Tom

Swedes are too tough. I prefer nice tender Norwegians.


7 posted on 12/28/2013 7:46:10 AM PST by DManA
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To: Olog-hai
Sounds like the Old World ideas which existed centuries ago--ideas which, if America keeps moving backward as it has under the current Administration, may begin to dictate such trivial matters for private endeavors today, as well.

In the early days of America's experiment in liberty, its Founders warned of oppressive taxation by those elected to represent the people. Under their "People's" Constitution, the people were left free, and the government was limited.

While Europe struggled with oppressive government intervention, the genius Founders of America recognized enduring truths about human nature, the human tendency to abuse power, and the possibilities of liberty for individuals. Richard Frothingham's 1872 "History of the Rise of the Republic of the United States," Page 14, contained the following footnote item on the condition of citizens of France:

"Footnote 1. M. de Champagny (Dublin Review, April, 1868) says of France, 'We were and are unable to go from Paris to Neuilly; or dine more than twenty together; or have in our portmanteau three copies of the same tract; or lend a book to a friend: or put a patch of mortar on our own house, if it stands in the street; or kill a partridge; or plant a tree near the road-side; or take coal out of our own land: or teach three or four children to read, . .. without permission from the civil government.'"

Clearly the government of France at that 1868 date laid an oppressive regulatory and tax burden on citizens, robbing them of their Creator-endowed liberty and enjoyment thereof. Frothingham observed that such coercive power constituted "a noble form robbed of its lifegiving spirit."

Thomas Jefferson warned Americans:

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty -four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39

8 posted on 12/28/2013 7:47:10 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Olog-hai

I came here all excited to see edible “pasties”....


9 posted on 12/28/2013 7:48:15 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Olog-hai

I was at the Padstow festival in 1977 and lived on Pastys and fish and chips...Britain isn’t known for its cuisine but that stuff was good!


10 posted on 12/28/2013 7:49:20 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DManA

Viking descendants...keep ‘em in a corral in the back....


11 posted on 12/28/2013 7:50:06 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Mmmm. Swedish pasties....


12 posted on 12/28/2013 7:51:41 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: G Larry

Hot pink pasties (not edible).

13 posted on 12/28/2013 7:52:17 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Slyfox

Or you just don’t buy Gregg’s Cornish pasties by choice. You don’t have the EU tell them to remove the peas and carrots.


14 posted on 12/28/2013 7:52:31 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!

Name them after Michelle Obama, she squats in her garden among the carrots and peas.


15 posted on 12/28/2013 7:52:51 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: P.O.E.

No need for the EU to start regulating stuff from Israel now, as much as they want to.


16 posted on 12/28/2013 7:53:12 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It is often hard to tell what is in a Greggs pasty. They never taste as good as the description, but they are cheap and will keep you going until you get a real meal. This is just another reason the Scots will go to the polls to vote on independence this fall.


17 posted on 12/28/2013 7:54:05 AM PST by CreviceTool (A Good Samaritan with a handgun saved my life...)
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To: Olog-hai

It is often hard to tell what is in a Greggs pasty. They never taste as good as the description, but they are cheap and will keep you going until you get a real meal. This is just another reason the Scots will go to the polls to vote on independence this fall.


18 posted on 12/28/2013 7:54:26 AM PST by CreviceTool (A Good Samaritan with a handgun saved my life...)
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To: CreviceTool

The Scottish are voting on independence from the UK, not from the EU.


19 posted on 12/28/2013 7:55:20 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Pasties were one of the reasons to go up north here in Michigan. Unfortunately I’m not sure you can even get them any more under that simple name.


20 posted on 12/28/2013 7:57:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Slyfox

As someone who hates peas, they ought to remove the peas.


Give peas a chance!


21 posted on 12/28/2013 7:58:36 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Give peas a chance!

Aren't we all striving for whirled peas?

5.56mm

22 posted on 12/28/2013 7:59:36 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Only if we packs Americana.


23 posted on 12/28/2013 8:09:10 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: P.O.E.

Oh, I luv that with Whine and Cheese...


24 posted on 12/28/2013 8:16:26 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought a pastie was what a stripper, back in the 1950s and 60s, used to cover her.. ah...never mind.


25 posted on 12/28/2013 8:17:02 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Not in Cornwall, apparently.


26 posted on 12/28/2013 8:18:12 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Again with the strippers and their pasties? Cheeky devils.


27 posted on 12/28/2013 8:20:34 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Slyfox

I like peas; trade ya for my broccoli and cauliflower?


28 posted on 12/28/2013 8:31:16 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Olog-hai

I hate peas.


29 posted on 12/28/2013 8:31:38 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

That’s your prerogative. But banning them is beyond hate.


30 posted on 12/28/2013 8:33:14 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: carriage_hill
I like peas; trade ya for my broccoli and cauliflower?

You can have my peas. I will take your broccoli, cauliflower and your Brussels sprouts.

31 posted on 12/28/2013 8:36:31 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: cripplecreek

They are still available in the “Pasty belt”, which basically consists of the mining regions of the Michigan UP, Minnesota’s iron range and the Black Hills of South Dakota. They basically followed the Cornish tin miners who came to the US after these mines had played out there in the later part of the 1800s.


32 posted on 12/28/2013 8:36:43 AM PST by ehj666
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To: Olog-hai

Can you not guess for one inch that I am kidding? I am not disputing the right of the Cornish to name their pasties anything they want. Take a breather.


33 posted on 12/28/2013 8:39:15 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

Relax. I’m playing the “straight man” in this duo (original meaning).


34 posted on 12/28/2013 8:45:31 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Slyfox

I’m keeping my Brussel Sprouts, too; love ‘em loaded with butter, salt & pepper.


35 posted on 12/28/2013 8:51:12 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: G Larry
I came here all excited to see edible “pasties”....

You mean like these?


36 posted on 12/28/2013 8:51:22 AM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: DemforBush

Thanks for the info. I was just about to look it up.


37 posted on 12/28/2013 9:01:21 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ehj666

You can buy them in Wisconsin too.


38 posted on 12/28/2013 9:04:42 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Olog-hai

Is PGI the reason you no longer see - or rarely see - “Burgundy” wine on the shelves?


39 posted on 12/28/2013 9:29:56 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: DManA

“Swede” is Cornish slang for “turnip”. I’ve had them when over there in the Military: For BRITISH food, they’re not bad. . .


40 posted on 12/28/2013 9:35:29 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Right, did not mean to slight Wisconsin. I also understand that they can be found in a few of the old coal mining / steel regions of Pennsylvania, most notably the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton region, but I have personally never seen one there.


41 posted on 12/28/2013 9:35:51 AM PST by ehj666
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You can also buy them in the Gold Country of California... where a lot of Cornish miners brought their food likes with them in the Gold Rush.

I like both versions, the mostly meat and the meat and veggie ones.


42 posted on 12/28/2013 9:40:37 AM PST by az_gila
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To: Salgak

My mother used to make a dish with turnips and potatoes mashed together. She called it (phonetically) root-a-moose.


43 posted on 12/28/2013 9:41:54 AM PST by DManA
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To: gorush
"pasties...fish and chips"

On two separate trips to Britain, that's pretty much what I ate most of the time. Stayed a week in Cornwall last year, and of course sampled the delicious pasties. Devon, the country next to Cornwall, is also known for its pasties, and I'll have to try one of theirs sometime. But fish and chips is usually excellent anywhere in Britain from my experience. Next time try shepherd's pie.

44 posted on 12/28/2013 9:54:55 AM PST by driftless2
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Mineral Point, in southwest Wisc. has shops that sell pasties. The region had a lot of Welsh miners in it’s beginnings.


45 posted on 12/28/2013 9:57:32 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Olog-hai
Given the choice, I'd rather have a Pasty than a...


46 posted on 12/28/2013 10:14:23 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Olog-hai
Protected Geographical Indication

Wish we could do that for presidents.

47 posted on 12/28/2013 10:37:52 AM PST by bgill
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To: Olog-hai
Isn't it great what petty rules a non-elected super government can come up with.
EU is a very mild preview what a one world government would be like.
It will be much worse when they include reps from countries with no appreciation of western values.

48 posted on 12/28/2013 10:44:09 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Sounds awful, but is actually lovely, esp with custard.


49 posted on 12/28/2013 10:53:57 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: driftless2

They are available in the area of Wisconsin that abuts the UP region of Michigan too. I have a friend who makes them — part of their family tradition, and I’ve even tried them on the menu of the occasional Milwaukee restaurant.


50 posted on 12/28/2013 11:36:39 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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