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Pågen is a Swedish bakery company founded in 1878 by Anders and Matilda Påhlsson.[1] The company started off as a little bakery in Malmö in the southern province of Scania. Their bakeries are run by around 1350 employees, and are located in Malmö and Gothenburg. Their products include various types of bread, pastries and cookies. With key export markets in France, Great Britain and Belgium, Pågen is currently one of Sweden's leading food exporters with an annual turnover of around 220 million Euros.[citation needed]



Pågen is the definite form of the word påg, meaning boy in the Scanian dialect.[2]


Pågen marketed their 'Tosca Pågar' cookies as 'Florentine Pogens' in the United States until 1992,[2] and Frank Zappa wrote a song called 'Florentine Pogen', with the opening line "She was the daughter of a wealthy Florentine Pogen", which was released on the album One Size Fits All.[3]


  1. ^ "Bread loves Health - Pågen". Cluster analysis. Øresund Food Network. 21 January 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
  2. ^ a b "The Florentine Pogen Cookies". 22 April 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  3. ^ Couture, François. "Florentine Pogen". Allmusic - Song Review. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-01-05.

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