Normally we do not have marzipan in the shape of fruits and vegetables in stock because we make it shortly before October 9 for the ”mocadorà”, a typical Valencian celebration where it is customary to give them wrapped in a handkerchief along with other sweets. In addition, so that you can eat them at your own pace, the marzipan fruits that we sell are individually wrapped, so that the marzipan does not dry out.
The artisan marzipan fruits and vegetables that you can buy in our online store are handmade one by one for years. Our marzipan fruit recipe has been in our recipe book for a long time. Made with the best selected almonds, only natural colorants are used during its elaboration.
The custom of the feast of Sant Dionís is that the man gives the woman a handkerchief in which there is wrapped marzipan in the shape of various fruits, but there may also be nougat or other sweets, as tradition dictates.
The first indication of giving sweets and marzipans of Sant Dionís and the mocadorà is found in a manuscript of 1747. In it you can read that the origin was born on October 9, when a merchant named Gilabert bought in a pastry shop “more than 8 pounds of sugar and cinnamon nougat” as well as other types of sweets.
Buying San Dionisio marzipan fruits is becoming more and more common among young people who want to recover the old tradition of giving sweets on special dates. Although you can also buy typical marzipan figurines if you want.
Ingredients: Almond (45%), sugar, glucose and fructose syrup, preservative E-200 and acidulant E-330, natural colors (E-160a(ii), E-120, E-150a, E-161b, E-133), flavorings, pine nut and cinnamon. May contain traces of gluten and egg.
|Info. nutritional Average values/100g|
|of which saturated:||2,3 g|
|of which sugars:||49 g|
Gluten free product.