I’m down to 146 lbs so I’m getting too skinny. Luckily, my brother-in-law filed this report from Switzerland, which in turn inspired me to eat six bear claws to prepare for the winter of backcountry skiing. Now I’m not so worried. But the question, can any of you guys GUESS THAT PASTRY?
“Hi Lou, Lisa and Louie,
When I was in Switzerland I thought of you a couple of times and especially when we were in Frutigen. Here’s a “Name That Pastry” from Switzerland for Lou. You needed another food post, right?
I have two pictures, one with the baggie with the name on it, (proof) and the other for the mystery question. Thought that was too fun to pass up.
Update: Now that we have a winner (see comments below), here is the wrapper with the name.
You’ll probably only find this in Switzerland as it has a Swiss cross on it. The cross on the Swiss flag stands for the Christian cross. Interesting to note that in Switzerland, a form of protestant Christianity is somewhat a state religion, and their government supports a network of pastors and churches across the country. These days, that’s pretty radical! Also, it was a Swiss guy that founded the International “Red Cross” where they just reversed the colors of the Swiss cross. The founder was so fed up from seeing injured soldiers on both sides of war that he vowed there should be some way to help them and thus the Red Cross was born. Leave it to the Swiss!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.