Seal of quality and Protection Association
The Christmas stollen protection association and the seal of quality guarantees a high quality in taste
Dresdner Stollenschutzverband e.V. (Dresden Stollen Protection Association)
To ensure the quality and the taste of the Dresden christmas stollen, the Dresden stollen protection association controls the production and the sale every year in november.
The association was founded in 1991 by commercial manufacturers and represents the interests of 130 bakeries and confectioneries.
To show the customer that he purchased an original Dresden Christmas stollen, the outside of the packing is labelled with the stollen quality seal. The seal shows the elector of saxony Augustus the Strong, which stands for the famous giant stollen from 1730. Furthermore a 6 digit number is printed on it, that gives the customer all the information about the Christmas stollen on request. Besides this the Dresden stollen protection association protects the brand name „Dresdner Christstollen“ at the patent office.
The association also ensures the use of a basic Christmas stollen recipe: At least 50% butter, 65% sultanas (raisins), 20% candied orange and lemon peel as well as 15% sweet and bitter almonds.