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Norwegians eagerly munch marzipan at Easter. Sweet tooth craving runs into millions. Norwegians love their Easter marzipan. According to Nidar, one of the manufacturers, they expect to sell over 25 million marzipan figures this year. For those interested in counting the calories as they disappear down the gullet with ease, about four million of the tiny figures are golden hens.

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Norwegians eagerly munch marzipan at Easter

Published on Tuesday, 30th March, 2010 at 15:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Sweet tooth craving runs into millions.

Easter marzipan selection
Easter marzipan selection
Photo: Nidar


Norwegians love their Easter marzipan. According to Nidar, one of the manufacturers, they expect to sell over 25 million marzipan figures this year.

For those interested in counting the calories as they disappear down the gullet with ease, about four million of the tiny figures are golden hens.

Using the same secret recipe since 1915, Nidar makes six types of marzipan in total. This includes almost 850 kilometres of marzipan sausages (marsipanpølser) and bars (marsipanstenger).

“Two-thirds of Norwegians eat marzipan at Easter annually, and over 40 percent of them say they can’t imagine an Easter without it. We estimate each Norwegian eats an average of 4.5 marzipan figures at this time of year,” Marthe Helene B. Schomacker, public relations advisor at Nidar tells The Foreigner.

There’s no need to feel guilty; the heavier you are, the faster you go downhill on skis.



Published on Tuesday, 30th March, 2010 at 15:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: marzipan, easter, chocolates, eggs, nidar, norwegians, sweet, tooth.





  
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