Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Niederegger Capuccino Marzipan

I hardly thought it was possible, but I found a marzipan I actually like. (See, I didn’t give up.)

imageThis is a beautiful bar, it’s dark and glossy and has a wonderful rich aroma of smoky coffee and chocolate.

The chocolate is good quality, slightly bitter but smooth and the center is a different kind of marzipan. It’s not the ultrafine paste that you find in some of the sculpted varieties. Instead this one has palpable bits of almond in it and a darker color (because of the coffee flavoring). There’s also only the slightest hint of amaretto, which is the actual thing I don’t like about marzipan. I love almonds, I just don’t like the “flavor” of almonds.

The bar doesn’t really have much of a capuccino flavor, but a pleasing scent and creamy quality that I found really compelling.

I doubt these are widely available, but I noticed that Cost Plus had quite a variety of this brand (they were on sale for the After Christmas clearance) so I might give their actual plain marzipan a try in the future or perhaps the Orange I saw on this site.

Interesting fact: Niederegger was founded by Johann Georg Niederegger on March 1, 1806 ... that means they’re going to celebrate their bicentennial of marzipan in a few scant months. Happy Birthday Niederegger!

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Name: Marzipan Cappuccino
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Niederegger
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market
Price: $1.89
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 143
Categories: Chocolate, Nuts, Coffee, Germany

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:02 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I’ve seen this chocolate bar before but never tried it.  I KNOW WHAT I’M GETTIN’ NOW!  Heehee.

    Comment by Robyn on 1/12/06 at 1:25 am #
  2. Niederegger is the queen (king?) of marzipan. I had the pleasure of visiting their shop in Lubeck way back, and it was unbelievable—everything you could imagine made of marzipan, including a whole, life-sized lobster.

    I love marzipan of all kinds, but Niederegger’s has a wonderful non-doughy consistency and an almost alcoholic bite to it. Combined with dark chocolate, it’s wonderful.

    Comment by JR on 1/14/06 at 9:15 pm #
  3. I’m impressed with your research skills - I only found out about the existence of that marzipan chocolate around last christmas, and I LIVE in Germany. :p

    Comment by Carrie on 6/19/06 at 7:00 pm #
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