Sunday, October 29, 2006

Beware of Chinese Cinnamon

Thanks to the Swiss Sunday press we know that we've escaped death only within a hair's breadth. A food scandal is threatening Swiss children. Especially condemnable is that the poison is hiding in popular Christmas cookies - i.e. in the very popular cinnamon stars. Big producers such as Nestlé are according to the Sonntags Zeitung using cheap cassia cinnamon (from China!) instead of the True or Ceylon Cinnamon (read about the differences). The cheap Chinese cassia contains much more of a substance called Coumarin which is toxic! Hence the outrage.

We can reassure you that we only use pure Ceylon Cinnamon from the poshest spice shop in town:



Our cookies are home-made and can be trusted.

5 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

oh wow - that is scary!!! Did you guys make all that this past weekend????

You guys are such busy bees! How do you find the time and energy (probably a big kitchen would help us!!!)....

Toño said...

I'm glad we have the Ceylon Cinnamon, because the cinnamon stars are my favourite ones.

Dear Expat Traveler those were made last year, but this is an old gomad's family tradition, which has to be fulfill some time in december before Christmas. And We both love to bake those Christmas cookies.

Ryan said...

wow thats looks good and the goodies do 2 hehe!

Michael said...

Would you like my address to send me a box of cookies?

gomad.ch said...

Michael, that was lat year's production. This year's will not start until I'm back from India by the end of November.