Why do I keep finding large piles of cinnamon (kanel) on the ground outside?
This is third time I’ve been walking home and thought, “hmm what’s that lovely smell?” only to look down and find a huge pile of cinnamon. Like someone was walking home with a flour-sized sack of cinnamon and dropped it all over. Only now that I’ve seen it so often it seems like its left there on purpose?
I’ve gotten no where googling “uses for large quantities of cinnamon” (expect that I’m now convinced I should be eating more cinnamon), so I ask you, native Danes. Is it used to keep pests away? Is it used like sawdust to cover up barf (which you can also find a lot of on the streets, especially Sunday and Monday mornings)? Or is it just that so many people are baking hyggelig Christmas treats that the incidents of people dropping cinnamon all over the sidewalk go way up this time of year? I need answers!