Niederegger Marzipan Classic

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on June 16 2008 | Leave A Comment

I’m not sure if marzipan chocolate is a German “thing”, but this is the second German bar I’ve had a bar with marzipan in it. The first was the Ritter Sport Marzipan which I reviewed back in November.

On the surface, this bar looks quite similar to the Ritter Sport bar. At 100g, it’s the same weight (although a different shape), and even the packaging looks similar. The chocolate in this bar is slightly darker at 52% as opposed to the Ritter’s 44%.

Oh. And it’s also significantly shinier…

It’s not completely clear from the photo, but the finish on this bar is wonderful. It’s the glossiest looking chocolate I’ve seen in a long time. In fact, I could probably use it as a mirror if it wasn’t for the fact that I just feel guilty looking at myself in chocolate. Oh well…

Now I don’t know about you, but I hadn’t heard of Niedergeger before. Looking at their web site, it becomes a little clearer as to why – they’re not so much a chocolatier as a marizpanier. (Yeah, that’s a real word! What of it!?)

The texture of the marzipan in this bar is very similar to that of the Ritter Sport bar. It’s drier and crumblier than I’m used to. The taste is quite pleasant, but I’m not entirely convinced by the texture. It’s just a little too grainy and dry for my liking. I’d quite like to try a smoother more moist filling with the same flavour, but I guess this is the German “style” of marzipan.

The chocolate itself is rather nice and complements the marzipan flavour quite well. It’s not too bitter, with no nasty aftertaste, and feels as smooth and shiny on the tongue as it looks.

But once again, whether you like this bar or not is going to come down to whether or not you like marzipan. Not being a huge fan of it myself, I don’t think I’d buy this again. But if you’ve never had marzipan chocolate and just want to try one, I’d recommend this above the Ritter Sport version.

You can find it in your local Waitrose.

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Comments On This Post

  1. You’ve never heard of Niederegger? I’ve reviewed plenty of their stuff, are you not reading my site, Dom!?

  2. Yum – I *love* marzipan, but it’s fairly rare and expensive here in Australia, but Niederegger looks faaabulous.

  3. Good quality marzipan is pretty hard to find but this looks pretty good despite the grainy texture…definately a buy im gonna buy soon

  4. Having grown up in Germany, I’d say Niederegger features in the top third of the market. They are well established and well known. As to Marzipan chocolate, I think that’s even a fairly new thing in Germany. I never saw anything like this when I lived there many, many years ago!

  5. Ms Banana

    I love this bar! Out of the many I’ve tried, this would be in the top. There are a lot of bad ones out there Uhg! Bittersweet chocolate is one of my favs & is hard to find in Oz. As for marzipan…. the good quality stuff is golden. Thus this bar encapsulates the better of both worlds, of pure highly elevated yumminess! Mmmmmmmmmmm! Shame it’s rarely on special!

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  7. Russ

    We have never heard of Niederegger before, but got a couple of 100g marzipan bars at Christmas from Tesco – they put it in as a substitute when they didn’t have what we ordered.
    Must say its pretty good stuff and we are fighting over the last couple of squares. Really smooth dark chocolate and we love the marzipan just as it is.
    Problem is now we will want to buy some more, oh dear.