Anna's Swedish Thins
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Anna's Swedish Thins or (in Swedish) Annas Pepparkakor is a brand of Swedish ginger thin, produced by the Swedish company AB Annas Pepparkakor in Tyresö outside Stockholm. In November 2008, it was announced that the Belgian company Lotus Bakeries was taking over the company, with the intention of distributing the famous cookies all over Europe. The thins are marketed as being under Royal Warrant to the King of Sweden.
The company was founded by the sisters Anna and Emma Karlsson in 1929 and has been owned by the Mattsson family since 1963. The company was appointed Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden (kunglig hovleverantör) in 2002.
The ginger thins are available in supermarkets all over Sweden, exported to other countries in Europe, Middle East, and North America. In North America, from 2002 to 2011, the company Anna's of North America had a bakery in High River, 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and sold the biscuits under the brand name Anna's Swedish Thins. Production was extended to various flavours beside the traditional Swedish ginger flavour, including orange and blueberry.
As of mid-2014, the Swedish thins were imported by Lotus Bakeries North America of San Francisco. The thins are available in ginger, almond, orange, and chocolate mint flavors.
- Lotus Bakeries (6 November 2008), Lotus Bakeries acquires Swedish Annas Pepparkakor (press release) (PDF), retrieved 5 October 2013
- "Anna's Cookies closing High River bakery". Archived from the original on 2016-02-03. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
- Official website (in Swedish, English, and Finnish)