I was reading the resurrected fruitcake thread the other day and came upon a comment that mentioned that marzipan triggered an alert due to its smell and the fact that apparently it has the consistency of plastic explosives. So I googled it and found some other comments saying the same thing, although one seemed to imply it was an urban myth.
My problem is that my best friend used to live in Germany and when I asked her what I could bring her back from Germany/Austria for Christmas she just kept drooling and mumbling "marzipan, marzipan, marzipan." So I am planning to shop for marzipan in many forms - plain, in chocolate candy, baked in breads, etc. I was planning to take some of this carry on, but I guess that is not a good idea. Actually, I can understand that - if they don't allow peanut butter why would marzipan be ok.
So now I am planning to put all this stuff in checked luggage traveling VIE/FRA/DEN/CPR. I would guess that it would be scanned in both VIE and FRA. I have no problem with my luggage being opened and inspected, I just don't want to have anything confiscated. So my question (finally!), is has anyone had experience bringing marzipan through these airports either successfully or unsuccessfully? Surely this is common this time of the year in these countries.