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Schools Find Relief After ‘Marzipan Blackmailer’ Arrested in Kiel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Early Monday morning, police arrested the 38-year-old man suspected to be the ‘Marzipan Blackmailer’ who had sent poisoned marzipan hearts to at least one German school in a blackmailing attempt against the popular retail chain Coop. Coop was told that if the company did not fork over 3 million euros …

Sources: DW

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World Capital of Marzipan

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

History records marzipan as a valued blend of crushed almonds and honey, which dates back to 1800 BC in ancient Egypt. It is believed that Marzipan was introduced to Europe by returning crusaders in the 13th century. During the Renaissance, the kings of France cherished marzipan and had it baked …

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