Marzipan

What it is?

Marzipan is an exquisite, and, most importantly, healthy almond delicacy! The main advantage of marzipan is its delicious taste and the preservation of all the useful substances inherent in natural selected almonds – the main component of marzipan.

Marzipan (from German Marzipan or Italian marzapane – the name is probably given in honor of St. Marcus, in Estonian martsipan) is a mixture in the form of an elastic paste of grated, powdered almonds and powdered sugar. The mixture, due to its elasticity, is used for the manufacture (in molds or by hand) of a wide variety of marzipan products without the use of any additives for gluing: sweets, figurines, marzipan flowers and fruits, cake decorations, desserts and much more. Modeled products are painted with edible paints or glazed (chocolate, sugar, lemon, etc.). It is also sold and eaten in the form of “pure” marzipan – without paints and glaze (marzipan mass, marzipan bread without glaze).

WHy is marzipan - the goat?

Ideal for Sculpting

Marzipan with higher sugar content (30 or 40%) is basically edible plasticine. Kids love to create figure of their favourite cartoon character before enjoying the taste. 

Better Than Many Dough

High almond content marzipan (premium marzipan) is basically sold ready-to-go into oven and to become your hastily prepared dessert for guests or family.

Different Flavours

We love to experiment with flavours so in our assortment you will find more than 8 different flavors, from the more classic ones like premium marzipan or pistachio marzipan, to the more daring flavors like raspberry, blueberry, salted caramel and orange.

Natural Ingredients

In our marzipan we add only natural ingredients such as almond, sugar powder and corn syrup. Flavored marzipans are produced exclusively using real crushed particles of products such as citrus peel, dried raspberries and crushed pistachios

Energy Bomb

100 grams of marzipan contains 479 kcal, which will energize everyone during a busy day. Prefer marzipan with a higher almond content if you want to get the main energy from fats and proteins rather than from sugars.

Long Shelf Life

Properly packaged and within good storage conditions classic marzipan (40% almond) will last up to one year. Good storage conditions are dry place with a room temperature inside.

Composition of marzipan

The measure of the truth and quality of marzipan is the ratio of the proportion of almonds and sugar: the larger the proportion of almonds, the better and more expensive the marzipan. On average, the content of almonds is about 1/3 or 1/4 depending on the product. For the production of figurines, for example, more sugar is needed to make them stronger and last longer.

Sugar powder

Almonds

Syrup

How it's made?

Instersting facts about marzipan

Good for brain acitivity
Marzipan, due to the content of almonds (a source of lecithin), stimulates the activity of nerve cells, which means that it is recommended as an "energy bomb" for people engaged in hard work, as well as schoolchildren and students on the eve of exams. Marzipan, of course, will give you energy without causing damage to the body like some modern "energy" ones. The only thing to remember is that if you use marzipan in very large quantities, it can damage your figure.
Indispensable medicine
In the Middle Ages, marzipan was sold by pharmacists. They recommended it as a medicine for the treatment of bodily and mental disorders. Pharmacies also used the special Latin name for the drug Marci panis. In those days, marzipan was a gourmet dish available only to the rich.
Truly a royal dish
In Russia, marzipan is known from the fairy tales of Andersen, Hoffmann, the Brothers Grimm, where it symbolizes children's happiness and magic. Under the "tsarist regime" marzipan was produced for more than a hundred years. Only very wealthy people could afford a rare gourmet delicacy. It was not shameful to present such a gift to the emperor himself.
Taste of the Western culture
In the Soviet Union, marzipan was produced in "pro-Western" Estonia, which was the showcase of the country. Until now, the Kalev factory, which belongs to Danish capital today, produces Kalev branded chocolates with marzipan, known to those born in the USSR, as well as marzipan in chocolate and other products with its content.
Details do matter
According to confectioners from the ancient Hanseatic city of Lübeck (Germany), they know almost two hundred recipes: marzipan with oranges, pineapples, rum. True connoisseurs of marzipan know that the delicacy is made according to a rather complex recipe and ideally contains at least 28-33% almonds. The almond itself should also be special, all the details are important: the variety of the nut, the taste, the humidity and the time of harvest.
Everyone wants to be a hero
Marzipan is also made with other nuts - Indian or peanuts. Production is cheaper, but, in fact, calling such a product marzipan does not turn your tongue, because true marzipan consists only of sugar and almonds.
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Where, how and by who marzipan was invented?

According to one of the legends, marzipan was invented in Italy, in the year of the great crop failure, when almonds turned out to be the only product that survived all the hardships. It was then that savvy Italians began to make bread, pizza and sweet marzipan out of it. However, the French, in turn, claim that it was they who invented marzipan. And then what about the Germans, who have their own marzipan capital – the former Hanseatic city of Lübeck (Tallinn, by the way, was also a city of the Hanseatic League)? After all, for many centuries they have been making the most delicious marzipan mass of the highest quality (according to a secret old recipe!), Which is used by confectioners all over Europe! And the word itself most likely comes from the German language …

And, of course, Estonia has its own legend of the origin of marzipan, which became widely known thanks to the work of the wonderful Estonian writer Jaan Kross.

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