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An Intimate Look Inside A Danish 7-Eleven


After more than 12 hours flying, fellow writer Sean and I landed in the Copenhagen Airport in Denmark for a recent press trip. As Sean beelined straight towards the nearest restroom, I wandered around the terminal.

Wide-eyed and in a brand new country for the first time, I spotted an entire 7-Eleven condensed into a corner of the airport.


While the 7-Eleven did have many recognizable snacks for us to feast on, there were many things we’ve never seen before that we’d never see back home. At least not inside a US location.

My stomach rumbling and my phone just as eager to capture these treats, I capture some of the most delicious looking convenience store bites.

Here’s what I spotted:

Kyllingespyd (kebabs)




A slice of Mexican pizza with beef.


A slice of pepperoni pizza.

Frosted Pastries


Raw balls with goji berries





This Danish looks out of this world


via EuphoricGod


This History Museum is Brewing Beer Found in a 3300-Year-Old Coffin


Beer is old and fermenting anyway, so what’s another 3,000 years? Ask the folks at The Danish National Museum, who partnered with Denmark’s Skands Brewery to create Egtved Girl’s Brew, a beer reconstructed from samples found in a 3,300 year old coffin.

The Egtved Girl was a 16 – 18 year old girl from the Nordic Bronze Age (1390 – 1370 BC), found fossilized in wooden barrow back in 1921. Though only traces of her body remained, scientists scraped together the residue  from her coffin of what looks like an ancient brewski, the kind of which Egtved might have drunk wayyy back when. You know, whenever she wanted to get Thor-hammered.

Wheat malt, honey, bog myrtle, and cranberries form the basis of the beer, which the museum and Skands adapted to “contemporary taste buds.” The result is a summery, wheat-y brew, available at the museum shop and online for ~$4 – 7. Our recommendation? Buy enough to fill a barrel, climb in, and wait 3,000 years for someone to find it and make a new beer out of you.


The Death of the Cinnamon Roll? Denmark Faces EU Ban on Spice


This could very well be the last time Denmark sees cinnamon rolls for a while as a ban is threatening to take them away from the Danish. Well at least the cinnamon part, but then you’d just have sweet rolls.

The recent European Union ban on kanelsnegler, also known as cinnamon rolls, is aimed at limiting coumarin amounts in food products. Coumarin is a naturally-occurring toxic chemical found in the most common type of cinnamon, according to the Telegraph. The amount of cinnamon found in “everyday fine baked goods,” under Danish interpretation of the European Union legislation, will have a limitation of 15mg per kilo. This means Kanelsnegler pastries, and other products made with more than the allotted 15mg per kilo, will be facing a ban in the near future.

Danish bakers have reacted to this news with fury as their Swedish neighbors have found a way to save their pastries, kanenbullar, by categorizing them as a traditional and seasonal dish with an allowed cinnamon level more than three times higher at 50mg per kilo.

“It’s the end of the cinnamon roll as we know it,” lamented Hardy Christensen, the head of the Danish Baker’s Association.

We wish our Danish brothers all of our support and condolences, as we too know what it’s like to recently lose something that we love so dearly. Even more than once.

H/T Telegraph


This is E.T. as a Danish Pastry

So many ripe comments to make about this danish. One innovative person screamed “ET, Scone Home.” Another sideline hater, or in some circles, sideline genius, noted that it looks a “kind of..Lil Wayne-ish.” Regardless of your interpretation, there’s no denying there isn’t something a bit extra-terrestrial about this pastry. Someone call in Sector 9. Or whatever they call in in the movie Transformers.

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