Accidentally Vegan: Marzipan!

Accidentally Vegan: Marzipan!

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!

 

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labrador

Hi,

I just wanted to point out that when living with a strict vegan diet, one should be wary of marzipan. Almond flour and powdered sugar (the primary ingredients) being dry ingredients, require a binding ingredient in order to form a paste. In most cases, the binding ingredient is raw egg white.

When I make my own marzipan, I pasteurize my eggs before adding. But, then again, I don’t follow a vegan diet.

I just wanted to inform those who may have allergies to eggs, or who are firm in their following of the vegan ways.

Thanks,
Labrador

Kimbot
Reply to  labrador

Raw organic agave acts as a perfect binding agent. We use only 4 ingredients in our marzipan: raw almonds, agave, vegan sugar, and almond extract. Easy peasy and totally vegan. Enjoy!

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