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Nov 7, 2002 07:07 PM

Lanzes candies

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Does anyone remember a candy or confection called Lanzes. (I think that's how it's spelled.) It was a rice crispy sort of thing with a slight butterscotch flavor and cashews inside. They also made a chocolate version, though I don't remember liking it too much. My brothers and I still dream about Lanzes and I would do anything to know if they are still available somewhere or if anyone has a recipe for a reproduction. We used to get them in the Chicago area at Marshall Fields. They came in a gold box with two layers separated with wax paper. Please, oh please, somebody has to know about these!

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  1. Sorry, no clue. You got me curious, though, so I did a Web search, and came up with nada. You must be recalling the name wrong.

    Marshall Field's line of candies are called Frangos. Does that ring a bell?

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    1. re: Gideon

      Something else occurred to me: Marshall Field's is now owned by Target, but maybe you can contact an old-timer at one of the Chicago stores, and they'll know what you're referring to....

      1. re: Gideon

        MARSHALL FIELDS IS OWNED BY TARGET????????? What's the world coming to!

      2. re: Gideon

        Frangoes are their chocolates - most notably the mint flavored ones. Lanzes, or Lanzis, were not an in store brand but something they sold in their gourmet section.

      3. I believe the company was Lanzi's and it seems that they went out of business. I've never seen this candy, but from your description I think that I might have found a recipe for it on the web. Here's the link:


        1. Oh my !!!
          I've been dreaming about finding these candies again. I remeber them as Lanzi's Crunch. My mother had to ration the box....they were THAT good!!!
          I would love ANY info on them also!!!

          1. i went to an old shop called 'nuts to you' in the l.a. area to check if they still sold these. sadly they do not. i was told that lanzi was the name of the creator. he sold the company and i guess the recipe to two brothers which ran it into the ground. they then sold it to another company and had problems with the machines used to make the candy so they just stored everything and forgot about it.

            i'm not sure if the recipe is lost or not so...

            1. It was called Lanzi's Cashew Nut Crunch. It came in original and chocolate flavors. As a young boy growing up in the Chicago suburbs each and every holiday season my family and I could not wait to see these little tastes of heaven at our local Marshall Field's retailer. My aunt actually knew the owner of the company in Chicago and on a few occasions at Christmas time we had the opportunity to actually be let loose in the manufacturing plant/candy store to see and sample the miles and miles of rows of this amazing treat. I would give anything for the original recipe.