Accidentally Vegan: Marzipan!
This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is…Marzipan!
Shared by Rebecca Gilbert
I know… I know… this looks like a wheat pretzel, right? But it was actually the cutest gift ever from a friend in Germany. This Bavarian delight is actually a marzipan sweet in the shape of a preztel! (Or in the shape of a bretzel as my friend from Munich would say).
Marzipan is made from almonds and sugar, so it’s vegan! I recommend that you always check the ingredients on the package anyway just to make sure there’s no strange variant from the norm. In Europe, I haven’t seen eggs listed on the ingredient list for marzipan, but occasionally in the US I do see egg whites listed in the ingredients. (Maybe for a glaze?)
This particular pretzel molded marzipan comes from Germany, home to a community of over 600,000 vegans! I’m not sure where you can buy this in the US, but there is plenty of decorated vegan marzipan available online at Amazon. I even found boxes of the plain marzipan that you can mold and decorate yourself. Fun!
Products featured on Accidentally Vegan meet these criteria:
1) They’re not packaged as a vegan product, but they meet vegan standards
2) They’re labeled as vegan and taste so amazing that we want to make sure you know about them!
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