Producer: Solidarność (Złoty Marcepan)/Wawel (Marcepan Superior)/Mieszko (Marcepan Oryginalny)
Weight: 15 g/28 g/15 g (0.50 oz/0.95 oz/0.50 oz)
Price: 35-70 PLN/$ 11.20-22.40/€ 8.40-16.80/£ 7.00-14.00 per 1 kg/35 oz
Energy: approx. 450 kcal per 100 g/3.5 oz
Ingredients (Solidarność): sugar, apricot kernels, cocoa mass, water, glucose-frucose syrup, cocoa butter, hydrogenated vegetable fat, almonds, milk fat, spirit, potato starch, preservative: potassium sorbate E 202, emulsifiers: soya lecithin, polyglycerol polyricinoleate E476 and sorbitan tristearate E 492, flavours. Chocolate: 30%.
Ingredients (Wawel): marzipan 80% (sugar, almonds 34%, starch syrup, moisture regulator: sorbitol, preservative: potassium sorbate), chocolate 16.5% (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, vegetable fat, emulsifiers: soya lecithin, polyglycerol polyricinoleate E476, flavour: ethylvanillin), hydrogenated vegetable fat, spirit, emulsifiers: soya lecithin, acidity regulator: citirc acid, almond flavour. Chocolate: cocoa solids min. 45%.
Ingredients (Mieszko): sugar, chocolate 25% (sugar, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, milk fat, cocoa butter, emulsifiers: soya lecithin, polyglycerol polyricinoleate E476, flavours), marzipan 19.1% (almonds, sugar, water, inverted sugar), glucose syrup, hydrogenated vegetable fat, whey powder, whole milk powder, peanuts, skimmed milk powder, alcohol, emulsifiers: soya lecithin, flavours, enzyme: invertase. Chocolate: cocoa solids min. 40%.
Marcepan is very popular in Poland. It’s used as filling in various types of cakes and buns. as well as pralines. Those most popular ones available on the Polish market are produced by Wawel, Mieszko and Solidarność. In the case of the last manufacturer we cannot actually speak of marzipan, but rather almond-flavoured persipan (as it’s made of apricot kernels). Marzipan is also very often prepared at home, especially before Christmas and Easter.