What is Marzipan

And is it worth the hype?

Marzipan is a delectable almond delicacy that not only boasts of its exquisite taste but also of its health benefits. This delicacy is made from natural selected almonds, which ensures that all the beneficial substances inherent in almonds are preserved.

The word “marzipan” is derived from the German word “Marzipan” or the Italian word “marzapane.” It is believed that the name was given in honor of St. Marcus. In Estonia, marzipan is known as “martsipan.”

Marzipan is made by mixing grated and powdered almonds with powdered sugar to form an elastic paste. This paste can be used to make a wide variety of marzipan products such as sweets, figurines, flowers, fruits, cake decorations, desserts, and more. No additives are needed to glue the modeled products together. The products can be painted with edible paints or glazed with chocolate, sugar, lemon, or other options. Marzipan can also be consumed in its pure form, without any paints or glaze, and is known as marzipan mass or marzipan bread.

WHy is marzipan - the goat?

Marzipan is full of unique properties for such a simple recipe

Ideal for molding

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

What's inside? Not much to be honest.

The authenticity and superiority of marzipan is determined by the ratio of the amount of almonds and sugar used in its preparation. Generally, the higher the proportion of almonds used, the better and more costly the marzipan will be. Typically, the content of almonds ranges from about 1/3 to 1/4 depending on the specific product. To create figurines, a greater amount of sugar is necessary to make them sturdy and durable over time.

Sugar powder



How is marzipan made?

DIY at home version of marzipan

Instersting facts about marzipan

Marzipan facts you didn't know about

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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Сlaims to pioneer status

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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