Okay sure, so Christmas is still 6 weeks away and I haven’t yet gone the full mince pie yet, but I can’t deny that I am started to get the early festive feels and the arrival of this delicious Marzipan Christmas Hamper from German marzipan maestros Niederegger, has certainly got me in the mood.Niederegger marzipan is THE marzipan and still to this day is a family-run business. Made with love since 1806 to a closely guarded secret recipe, handed down over the generations, it is produced in Lubeck in Germany and made with 57% aromatic Mediterranean almonds. Only the highest quality, natural raw ingredients are used in the manufacture of Niederegger marzipan and its the only premium brand of marzipan that still produces its own almond and sugar paste.
This fantastic little Christmas Hamper (worth £25), available to buy online from Chocolates Direct,is packed full of delicious treats for the marzipan lover. A 110g classic dark chocolate covered marzipan bar – which I think actually was my out and out favourite, it was honestly so delicious; 100g assorted mini marzipan loaves in a variety of gorgeous flavours – the pineapple one was particularly memorable!; two 40g chocolate covered marzipan sticks – these are selected randomly, mine were the Amarena cherry and Walnut flavours; a 125g Apple Strudle flavoured marzipan bar; and a 100g dark chocolate covered Santa, which is just adorable.
The marzipan was light and delicious, so fresh tasting and never sickly or overpowering. I was even kind enough to share some with my (quite fussy!) husband and he especially enjoyed the Apple Strudle bar. Yum. If you’re looking for some alternatives to the standard box-of-chocolates Christmas gift (for someone who does NOT have a nut allergy of course) then this little hamper is just a delight. Niederegger also has some other gorgeous Christmas gift items that are definitely worth a browse.
Thank you Niederegger for my early Christmas treat!
Disclaimer: I was gifted the Christmas Niederegger hamper worth £25 but all opinions are honest and my own.