Monday, January 26, 2009

Niederegger Ginger Marzipan

Ginger Marzipan from NiedereggerAt the Fancy Food Show I stopped at the Niederegger importer’s booth. I love their flavored marzipans, though I only ever see them around Christmas at Cost Plus World Market.

The newest version is Bittersweet Chocolate filled with Ginger Marzipan (called Marzipan Ingwer on the package).

Though it wasn’t open and out on the counter for tasting, the fellows at the booth really thought this was a special bar and opened one up for me to try. After I confirmed that it was in fact, pretty darn tasty, they gave me the rest to take home. I had a hard time, even with all my other samples, not continuing to eat it before I got home to photograph it.

It’s a bittersweet chocolate shell filled with a rustic almond marzipan with chunks of candied ginger.

Ginger Marzipan from Niederegger

The bar was fresh and glossy, it has a woodsy and spicy scent. A little touch of bitter almond at the start along with the creamy and slightly bitter dark chocolate. This slowly gives way to the mellow almond paste flavors with less of the “amaretto” taste and into a warm ginger burn. It finishes again with the chocolate. 

I ate the whole bar.

I am definitely a fan of Niederegger, though I can’t stress this enough: it has to be fresh. They make a wide variety of products, including traditional loaves of plain marzipan, but they’ve found a new convert through their consistent flavor versions.

The chocolate contains milk products, so this is not a vegan product but it is all-natural.

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Name: Marzipan Ingwer (Ginger)
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Niederegger
Place Purchased: sample from Fancy Food Show
Price: unknown
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 143
Categories: Chocolate, Nuts, Ginger, Niederegger, Germany, All Natural

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:15 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. o.m.g. Cybele

    This candy is manna…

    (it’s YellowTypingFiend from NaNoWriMo, btw)

    Comment by 52 Faces on 1/26/09 at 1:36 pm #
  2. arenee's avatar

    Wow, no conversion needed here.  I love ginger AND marzipan.

    Comment by arenee on 1/26/09 at 10:55 pm #
  3. Wow.  My dream come true candy bar.  This sounds like my current favorite, Ritter Sport Marzipan, has been outdone. Mmmmm…crystallized ginger…

    Comment by Maggi on 1/27/09 at 4:23 am #
  4. I agree with Maggi…this is everything I love by one of my fave Marzipan manufacturers…I am heading to Cost Plus to see if they carry it, but if not, how can I get some?

    Comment by Michelle on 1/27/09 at 6:43 am #
  5. Karwei's avatar

    Oh Niederegger, I love you so much. I wish marzipan was more popular in America. I’ve really been wanting some lately. I generally like regular marzipan best, but I’m such a ginger fan that I think I’d love this.

    Comment by Karwei on 1/28/09 at 3:02 pm #
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