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Great marzipan?

unamuno200 Dec 10, 2011 09:43 PM

Does anyone know of any place in the city that has great marzipan? If not, does anyone know of any site that I could order excellent marzipan from?

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  1. opinionatedchef RE: unamuno200 Dec 11, 2011 12:59 AM

    una, just fyi, marzipan is wicked easy to make: a puree of skinned almonds, egg white, sugar, almond extract. lots of web recipes but if you need mine, let me know. (btw, a lesser quality commercial product will use apricot kernels in place of all or part of the almonds).

    1. coll RE: unamuno200 Dec 11, 2011 03:06 AM

      Just got some as a gift, shipped from Vermont Country Store, didn't know it could be so delicious! It's Bergen brand. They're beautifully shaped like little fruits. I would link but it doesn't work, sorry.

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        teezeetoo RE: unamuno200 Dec 11, 2011 05:14 AM

        fastachi in watertown on mt. auburn has gorgeous belgian marzipan - for everything nuts and chocolate this is a great go to place and you can go shop at arax and severn's for everything else right after.

        1. Chris VR RE: unamuno200 Dec 11, 2011 07:00 AM

          Outside of the city, I pick up my holiday marzipan at Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus or at Russo's Candies, also in Saugus.

          1. Allstonian RE: unamuno200 Dec 11, 2011 07:31 AM

            Marzipan has been my very favorite candy since I first discovered it at about age 12. Serenade Chocolatiers in Brookline Village (branch shop in South Station) has excellent marzipan, available either as chocolate-covered cubes or the same with a layer of chocolate truffle on top of the marzipan. Mail-order, See's Candies in California does a very good chocolate-covered marzipan. But the very best of all is the German brand Niederegger, which can be bought at Cardullo's in Harvard Square or at Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus.

            1. opinionatedchef RE: unamuno200 Dec 11, 2011 05:37 PM

              i guess i thought you were baking w/ it. Are you looking for marzipan candy?

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                unamuno200 RE: opinionatedchef Dec 11, 2011 10:52 PM

                Yes, I'm looking for mazipan candy.

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                gimlis1mum RE: unamuno200 Dec 12, 2011 05:30 PM

                I went to Baltic Deli in Dorchester today, they had a nice selection of marzipan in dark chcoclate, milk chocolate, etc.

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