Photo: Annas Pepparkakor

The foundations for Annas Pepparkakor were laid by the sisters Emma and Anna Karlsson back in 1929 in their home bakery on Artillerigatan in Stockholm. Back then, they baked both ginger thins, or “Pepparkakor” in Swedish and other small cakes. The thins became very popular and the bakery expanded rapidly. The recipe for Annas Pepparkakor is a well-kept secret containing the traditional spices cinnamon, ginger and cloves. At the end of 2002 Annas was honored to be appointed purveyor to His Majesty the King of Sweden. His Majesty the King currently has about 130 selected purveyors and we are proud to be one of them. The title purveyor “To His Majesty the King” has become a symbol for Swedish quality, clear proof that a company’s products are appreciated from palace to cabin.

In 2008, AB Annas Pepparkakor was acquired by Lotus Bakeries, a Belgian family baking company. The group focuses on authentic specialties from the biscuit and cake world: original caramelized biscuits (Biscoff), gingerbread, cake specialties, waffles and pepparkakor biscuits. Lotus Bakeries, with headquarters in Belgium, is a dynamic, internationally oriented company with production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Sweden, own sales organizations in approximately 10 European countries, in the United States, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Chile and works with commercial partners for the other countries. Lotus Bakeries produces and sells high-quality, tasty products under the Lotus, Peijnenburg and Annas brand names. By maintaining a healthy balance between tradition and innovation, Lotus Bakeries indulges consumers with a unique range of products.

Company products are available on following export markets

United States of America, Canada, South East Asia, Japan, Israel, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech, Spain & Portugal, Nordics, Poland & Turkey (approx. 35 countries)

Today active in following sales channels, e.g. discount or premium

Premium hypermarkets, department and concept stores, online food shops

Products/product news

Anna’s Original Ginger Thins 150g
It’s the classic Annas Pepparkakor that has spread happiness for generations: as much the obvious choice for parties and traditional festivities – as for a moment’s enjoyment at any time

Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oils (palm, rapeseed, coconut), syrup, salt, raising agent (sodium hydrogen carbonate), cinnamon, ginger, cloves. May contain traces of Almonds.

Durability: 259 Days76560_Ginger Thins 150g (x12) visning

Anna’s Orange Thins 150g
Super crispy with a taste of orange. Refined with genuine orange puree.

Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oils (palm, rapeseed, coconut), syrup, raising agent (sodium hydrogen carbonate), orange puree 1%, ginger, natural orange flavoring, salt, ginger. May contain traces of almonds.

Durability: 259 days3573_Orange Thins 150g (x12) i text


Anna’s Red Christmas Tin 400g
The delicious Annas Pepparkakor in an attractive gift box to give away or collecting.

Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oils (palm, rapeseed, coconut), syrup, salt, raising agent (sodium hydrogen carbonate), cinnamon, ginger, cloves. May contain traces of Almonds.

Durability: 364 Days

4568_Annas Geschenkdose 400g i text

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Recipes & inspiration

Along with a glass of red wine and a piece of blue cheese

Orange thins with cream cheese and cold-smoked salmon

If you like it sweet…cheesecake crumble or with raspberry cream

Pepparkakor is also known as make-a-wish biscuits. There is a small game played with Pepparkakor that has survived the centuries, you place a biscuit on the palm of your hand and press it in the middle. If the biscuit breaks into three pieces, you can make a silent wish for something you want to come real.


Official supplier to His Majesty the King of Sweden

BRC Certificate (Global Standard for Food Safety Issue)

RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)



Media & press contact:

Lotus Bakeries North America
50 Francisco Street, Suite 115
(PO Box 330535) San Francisco CA 94133 USA

Lotus Bakeries UK
3000 Manchester Business Park
Aviator Way M22 5TG Manchester United Kingdom

Lotus Bakeries GmbH Schumanstrasse 33 D-52146 Würselen Germany