Niederegger Loaf of the Year Hazelnut Toffee

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Niederegger Loaf of the Year Hazelnut Toffee

I never much cared for marzipan as a child. I think it was a combination of the texture and flavour that didn’t appeal to me. Although it could simply have been the fact that I was only ever offered bad marzipan.

Looking back at some of my old marzipan reviews, it’s clear I wasn’t much of a fan, well into adulthood. But over the years my tastes have changed. I’ve also been lucky enough to try much higher quality confections, and it’s fair to say I’ve come around to the marvels of marzipan.

Recently, a representative of Niederegger, one of Europe’s best known marzipan producers, got in touch to ask if I’d like to try some of their latest range and a few days later, a rather delightful box of treats arrived in the post. This chonky 125g monster immediately caught my eye.

Described as a ‘loaf’, I can see the resemblance , however to me it looks more like a tightly wrapped German sausage.

Niederegger Loaf of the Year Hazelnut Toffee

Once unwrapped, we can see it’s actually a rather unusual dome-shaped chocolate bar. Cutting through it reveals a thin chocolate shell and a whole lot of marzipan.

Cutting into it and as you can see, it looks great. It’s a substantial feast, full of toffee-hazelnut marzipan goodness. And you’ll be pleased to know, it tastes great too.

Looking back, I think one of the things I didn’t like about the marzipan I had as a child was the ultra-smooth uniform texture that didn’t feel particularly pleasant in the mouth. This marzipan crumbles. It has bits. There’s stuff going on that just makes it more interesting that the overwhelming blandness of the cheap, packet marzipan that covered so many childhood cakes.

Niederegger Loaf of the Year Hazelnut Toffee

If I have one complaint it’s that the toffee flavour is a little subtle. The hazelnuts are definitely there, but the toffee is a little lost. That said, the flavour balance and level of sweetness is great. Not too sweet to be sickly, but sweet enough to mean that one bite is never enough. It took all my strength and courage not to eat the whole bar in one go.

Looking at the Niederegger website, there’s a few other flavours in the “loaf” range; Strawberry Cheesecake, Hazelnut Praline and Double Chocolate although they appear to be smaller 75g bars. I’ll definitely be seeking them out. I suggest you do to.


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  1. Glad that you have shared the link to shop this loaf online. Thanks!

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