Niederegger

Month: July, 2012

Greetings!

I have spent my first week in London! Although the weather hasn’t been great, which I expected.. I am thoroughly enjoying myself! I saw most of the sights. I went to see Big Ben I have seen many buildings on my travels, but Big Ben is one of my favourites! Then I went to Buckingham Palace, which is also so beautiful. I hope one day I meet my prince charming and we live in a Palace just like that – I am very jealous of Kate! I rode on the London Eye, I expected it to go much faster than it did, but the view from the top was amazing. London is such a beautiful city. The little glimpse of sunshine we had this morning really shows its true colours. To top off my day trip around London I went to Trafalgar Square and sat on one of the Lions. I wish I could have a pet Lion they are such astounding creatures. Everyone has been amazingly nice to me, and I don’t intend on leaving for a long time! Next week I hope to be in the City, giving out fresh marzipan samples that I have brought over from Lübeck. However I want to wait until the sun is out and shining, because I have noticed that people are slightly more miserable in the rain, which I fully understand. I hope to meet lots of people who love Marzipan as much as me!

I shall continue writing about my adventures in London. I shall upload photos very soon!

I hope to see you all very soon

Lots of Love,

Miss Marzipan x

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An introduction to Miss Marzipan

Greetings!

I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Miss Marzipan from Lubeck, Germany. I’ve just touched down in London town – and am so excited to be in this fantastic city – it is far bigger than my hometown, although, I have heard the weather is pretty poor out here!

So you are probably wondering what the purpose is of my trip – well I have been sent straight from Niederegger’s factory to provide you Brits with some delicious Niederegger goodies!

I am sure you will see me around, and I will keep you updated as to where I shall be in London handing out yummy goodies! It would be great if you could stop by, I have always wanted to meet the lovely Niederegger UK followers. We have heard so much about you!

See you soon!

Lots of love,

Miss Marzipan xxx

 

 

 

Melt in the mouth Marzipan

When one thinks of marzipan they think of a very sweet and sticky substance, much like icing sugar, making it seem plain and boring. However, there is much more to it than that. Once you have been in the business for over 200 years, you begin to see a whole new perspective in regards to the world of marzipan. This can be seen in all Niederegger products.

Niederegger features a range of flavour combinations that are somewhat unusual and completely change peoples initial thought of marzipan.

Thinking outside of the box is one of Niederegger specialities – this is really displayed in its marzipan, which features flavours such as Ginger & Marzipan, Lemon & Marzipan, Egg Liqueur and many more.

As far as the old common conception of traditional marzipan goes, Niederegger have perfected their recipe for marzipan over 200 years using less sugar and more almonds bringing you a subtly fragrant and enjoyable taste of marzipan that isn’t too overbearing on ones taste buds.

As well as the typical combination of chocolate and marzipan, Niederegger have also created a unique and original range of hot drinks.  This means that you can not only enjoy a delicious bar of milk chocolate marzipan, but you can also watch it melt in a charming cup of marzipan rooibos tea.

 

The History of Niederegger Packaging

The classic niederegger packaging was created in the 1900’s.  The classic icon on the Niedergger packaging is the Holsten Gate. The Holsten Gate is a city gate marking off the western boundary of the old center of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. This Brick Gothic construction is one of the relics of Lübeck’s medieval city fortifications and the only remaining city gate, except for the Citadel Gate. Because its two round towers and arched entrance are so well known it is regarded today as a symbol of this German city, and together with the old city centre of Lübeck. The Holsten Gate is composed of a south tower, a north tower and a central building. It has four floors, except for the ground floor of the central block, where the gate’s passageway is located. The side facing west (away from the city) is called the “field side”, the side facing the city the “city side”. Alfred Mahlau added this icon of Lübeck to the Niederegger packaging. Alfred Mahlau was a German painter, illustraiter and painter, he is famously known for his graphical illustrations and also for his large stained glass window – Dance of Death. The fact that Niederegger has not changed its packaging for over a century shows that it is a true classic and the product has not changed since it was created in 1806.

 

Tin Niederegger boxes, whos design predates the 1900th century will be on sale in all John Lewis stores this Autumn.