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Marzipan's triumphal march began in Lübeck. Johann Georg Niederegger (1777–1856) founded the Niederegger factory which still makes the irresistible delicacy with such perfect quality. He even supplied marzipan to kings and czars. But the origin of the delectable delicacy lies elsewhere.

Marzipan was invented in the Orient where almonds and sugar have their home. When the crusaders returned from the Orient, they brought with them the secret of making marzipan. Mighty Hanseatic cogs carried the now legendary recipe to the North of Germany. Initially, however, only apothecaries were allowed to trade with sugar and spices. Not until confectionery became a trade in its own right were they allowed to produce marzipan. At first, it was only kings and the rich who were able to indulge in marzipan. It took until the beginning of the 19th century before ordinary citizens were able to enjoy the fine marzipan as sugar became more affordable once it could be extracted from sugar beet.

The Niederegger Story

Germany's most famous marzipan factory is in the north in Lübeck, and marzipan is undoubtedly the city's biggest export. Johann Georg Niederegger, an outstanding confectioner, established the business in 1806, and the original, time-honoured recipe has stayed exactly the same since then – a mixture of almonds, sugar and an ingredient similar to rosewater that gives the unique Niederegger taste.

With its high almond content, it’s less sweet than many marzipans, keeping the true taste and colour of the finest, aromatic Mediterranean almonds that are used, and only the best, most perfect, golden kernels pass the expert gaze of the eagle-eyed ‘checkers’ once the almonds have been blanched. Niederegger make 30 tons of this incredible marzipan every day, crushing the chopped nuts with sugar between giant granite rollers, heating the paste in copper cauldrons until it’s ready to be cooled, wrapped and rested to develop the fullest potential of the almond aroma. And finally, the secret rosewater-like ingredient is added and the marzipan can be turned into one of over 300 marzipan specialities, from fine pralines to novelty shapes as well as the classic chocolate-coated loaves.
Niederegger Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan Easter Bunny is a foil-wrapped marzipan Easter Bunny covered in bittersweet chocolate.
Niederegger Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan Easter Bunny

Niederegger Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan Easter Bunny

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$10.95

Niederegger Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan Easter Bunny is a foil-wrapped marzipan Easter Bunny covered in bittersweet chocolate. The unmistakable...

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Niederegger Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan Loaf
Niederegger Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan Loaf

Niederegger Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan Loaf

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$6.95

Niederegger Dark Chocolate Covered Marzipan Loaf is a cherished tradition during the holidays or anytime. Covered in dark chocolate, the unmistaka...

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Niederegger Liqueur Marzipan Assortment in Oval Gift Box is an oval Easter Egg box containing 9 egg-shaped, chocolate covered marzipan enhanced with liqueurs, wrapped in brightly colored foil papers.

Niederegger Liqueur Marzipan Assortment in Oval Gift Box

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$15.95

Niederegger Liqueur Marzipan Assortment in Oval Gift Box is an oval Easter Egg box containing 9 egg-shaped, chocolate covered marzipan enhanced wit...

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$15.95
Niederegger Marzipan Eggs and Bunny Gift Box contains a marzipan bunny and 9 marzipan egg varieties: orange, pineapple, pistachio, marzipan, caramel croquant and espresso covered with bittersweet and milk chocolate.

Niederegger Marzipan Eggs and Bunny Gift Box

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$22.95

Niederegger Marzipan Eggs and Bunny Gift Box contains a marzipan bunny and 9 marzipan egg varieties: orange, pineapple, pistachio, marzipan, carame...

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$22.95
Niederegger Marzipan Little Pigs
Niederegger Marzipan Little Pigs

Niederegger Marzipan Little Pigs

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Niederegger Marzipan Little Pigs, known as Glückschwein in german, are a traditional German confection consisting of marzipan shaped as a pig. Duri...

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Niederegger Milk Chocolate Lady Bugs

Niederegger Milk Chocolate Lady Bugs

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Niederegger Milk Chocolate Lady Bugs are made of premium milk chocolate, individually wrapped in foil in a Lady Bug motif. The slim clear column pa...

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Niederegger Nostalgic Easter Egg Gift Box is a beautiful Easter egg shaped box, with a classic illustration of bunnies, containing 10 dark chocolate covered, egg shaped marzipan treats inside.
Niederegger Nostalgic Easter Egg Gift Box is a beautiful Easter egg shaped box, with a classic illustration of bunnies, containing 10 dark chocolate covered, egg shaped marzipan treats inside.

Niederegger Nostalgic Easter Egg Gift Box

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$11.95

Niederegger Nostalgic Easter Egg Gift Box is a beautiful Easter egg shaped box, with a classic illustration of bunnies, containing 10 dark chocolat...

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$11.95
Niederegger Small Marzipanerie Gift Box

Niederegger Small Marzipanerie Gift Box

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Niederegger Small Marzipanerie Gift Box comprises of an assortment of mini-loaves, chocolate-covered heart shapes and fruit-filled marzipan made b...

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Niederegger Weissbrot White Marzipan Loaf
Niederegger Weissbrot White Marzipan Loaf

Niederegger Weissbrot White Marzipan Loaf

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$7.95

Niederegger Weissbrot White Marzipan Loaf is Niederegger's distinctive marzipan, made from delicious high-quality almonds and sugar using their 200...

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$7.95