Abend Brot heisst ABENDESSEN!

Mavellous breads and cakes can be found in Swiss-Bake in Centrepoint including my favourite so-called Abend Brot. Unfortunately, the name can be considered a misnomer because Abendbrot in German means Abendessen or Dinner/Evening Meal/Supper and German traditionalists feel very strongly that it should not be used to name a type of Brot (Bread). I took this up with my friend, Xavier Baumgartner who is of Swiss-German extraction. This is his reply:

Dear Dr. Lim,

Vielen Dank fuer Ihr Comment.
Sie haben recht Abendbrot in Deutch ist ein Meal.
Der Name haben wir uebernommen von unserem Mehl Lieferanten in Deutschland.
Er hat uns auch die Flyer gedruckt.

Ich hoffe, das erklaert warum wir diesen Namen uebernommen haben.
Here einige Links ueber das Abenbrot in Deutschland wo es sehr popular
geworden ist durch Dr. Pape.


Mit freudlichen Gruessen
Xavier Baumgartner

The links explain WHY it is called Adendbrot. Simply put, if you eat it in the evening and go to sleep, it helps burn calories while you sleep and therefore lose weight! As they always say in Germany: Alles klar! {:-)

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