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Marzipan Figures by 1880

Marzipan Figures by 1880

Figuritas de Mazapán

$13.95tr-46
 
  • Almond and sugar figures
  • 50% almonds
  • A Spanish classic
  • Size - 5.3 oz/150 gr

Marzipan candy descends from a centuries' old tradition, the combination of almonds and sugar. The resulting 'dough' is quite pliable, and confectioners use this attribute to create whimsical figures before toasting them in an oven. The result is these marzipan 'figuritas.'

At the battle of Navas de Tolosa in the year 1212, it is said that the nuns of the San Clemente convent took care of the wounded soldiers. According to tradition, they ground up their stores of almonds in mortars and pestles, and then kneaded them together with sugar to create emergency rations. This type of bread (pan) produced with a pestle (maza) is supposed to have given rise to the name mazapán in Spanish - marzipan in English.

Customer Reviews

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    "We enjoyed this marzipan candy over the holiday season. Has the right sweetness and size."

    January 2018

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    "Best morcillas"

    October 2017

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    "Brings back memories of our visits to Spain."

    October 2017

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    "This is the marzipan I remember eating when young. Lovely."

    December 2016

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    "Products were excellent and the shipping and packing too."

    December 2016

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    "Brings back childhood memories in my country of origin, España"

    December 2016

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    "Love the marzipan"

    November 2016

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    "A little dryer and not quite as sweet as the usual marzipan fruits, but that's the way I like it!"

    January 2016

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    "Quite good, autentico"

    January 2016

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    "OK"

    December 2015

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    "I order this during holidays"

    December 2015

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    "I love the 1880 turron and that is why I bought this brand, but I have been slightly disappointed with the mazapan."

    December 2015

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    "Love it"

    December 2015

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    "Great! These are so hard to find but now I know where to get them."

    November 2015

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    "No son suaves "

    November 2015

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    "Great"

    November 2015

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    "I love marzipan! I first tasted it on my way to Spain in 2006 and could not get enough. "

    September 2015

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    "You have the most authentic version. My son has loved it since he was a child and I sill send them to him as a young adult."

    September 2015

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    "One of my favorites."

    April 2015

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    "Exelente!"

    January 2015

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    "Great product, although a bit disappointed to see so few pieces in the box."

    January 2015

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    "It is okay but nothing special. The flavor is bland."

    January 2015

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    "Marzipan, one of my favorites. cannot go wrong with this treat."

    December 2014

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    "Yummy."

    November 2014

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    "Absolutely sublime. Brings me childhood memories. Delicious!"

    June 2014

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    "Good, though not quite as flavorful as those I have had in Spain."

    January 2013

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    "I love the flavor and texture of this marzipan, but it's a little too sweet for my taste. I'll probably continue to get it anyway but would love to find an alternative."

    September 2011

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    "These little gems were so fresh and tasted wonderful. Individual packaging retains the quality to be sure "

    May 2011

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    "I had never ate these before but now I am addicted to them."

    March 2011

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    "I am a marzipan lover and these were deliciouse!"

    November 2010

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    "Sweet,packed with almonds. Delicious!"

    October 2010

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    "The 1880 figuritas are terrible when compared to the Delvida figuritas LaTienda used to sell - these are too sweet, seem to have less % almond, and get stale (turn hard instead of staying soft) after a few weeks. The former Figuritas were excellent."

    December 2009

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    "yum!!"

    December 2009

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