The cinnamon bun has been rejected by the administrative court and does not receive a protected designation with the European Commission.
The classic Swedish cinnamon bun is simply not considered unique enough.
– Spinned pastries like this can be found all over Europe, explains Richard Tellström, docent in meal science.
Sweden’s bakers have received a refusal from the administrative court to register the cinnamon bun as a protected designation with the European Commission. The classic cinnamon roll is simply not considered unique enough.
– In fact, it’s not so strange, because spun pastries like this can be found all over Europe and came about in the middle of the 19th century. We have roll cake which is a spinning variant. Those in the administrative court probably thought that this is not special enough, says Richard Tellström, docent in meal science.
What is most unique about the cinnamon bun is the amount of cardamom, he says.
– Nobody in Europe eats cardamom like us Swedes.
Therefore, the bakers wanted to protect the cinnamon bun
Sweden’s bakers claim that the protection of origin would be necessary for consumers to know what they are getting when they buy the cinnamon roll. It’s about “order and order”, explains Tellström:
– It’s about food not being adulterated, so there will be a lack of clarity on the market about what one thing means.
If the cinnamon bun were to be protected, you can’t call anything a cinnamon bun anymore. Other foods that have received protection of origin include cottage cheese, falu sausage and Kalix roe.
– Classic foods and things that have very special manufacturing, they should not be able to make cheap copies of.
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