Marzipan Figures by 1880 (TR-46)

Figuritas de Mazapán

Price: $11.95
Marzipan Figures by 1880


  • Almond and sugar figures
  • 50% almonds
  • A Spanish classic
  • About 9 per box
  • Size - 7 oz/200 gr

Marzipan candy descends from a centuries' old tradition, the combination of almonds and sugar. The resulting 'dough' is quite pliable, and confectioners use this attribute to create whimsical figures before toasting them in an oven. The result is these marzipan 'figuritas'. There are about 12 per box.

At the battle of Navas de Tolosa in the year 1212, it is said that the nuns of the San Clemente convent took care of the wounded soldiers. According to tradition, they ground up their stores of almonds in mortars and pestles, and then kneaded them together with sugar to create emergency rations. This type of bread (pan) produced with a pestle (maza) is supposed to have given rise to the name mazapán in Spanish - marzipan in English.


Almonds (50%), sugar, water, stabilizer (sorbitol), and preserving agent (sorbic acid). Produced in a facility that uses wheat.

based on 27 reviews

  • DEBORA LOCKLEAR - Laurinburg, NC - Sep 29, 2015  
    "I love marzipan! I first tasted it on my way to Spain in 2006 and could not get enough. "
  • Margery Wingenbach - Winchester, VA - Sep 25, 2015  
    "You have the most authentic version. My son has loved it since he was a child and I sill send them to him as a young adult."
  • MYRIAM VIJIL - ALHAMBRA, CA - Apr 13, 2015  
    "One of my favorites."
  • CARLOS A. Fitzpatrick - Bowie, MD - Jan 4, 2015  
  • Jose Pedro Santos - Cincinnati, OH - Jan 4, 2015  
    "Great product, although a bit disappointed to see so few pieces in the box."
  • Mary Fernandez - San Jose, CA - Jan 3, 2015  
    "It is okay but nothing special. The flavor is bland."
  • DIANNE WEINER - MEDFORD, OR - Dec 29, 2014  
    "Marzipan, one of my favorites. cannot go wrong with this treat."
  • Leslie E. - Washington, DC - Nov 2, 2014  
  • Maria Hill - Manalapan, NJ - Jun 29, 2014  
    "Absolutely sublime. Brings me childhood memories. Delicious!"
  • Bonnie - Los Angeles, California - Jan 6, 2013  
    "Good, though not quite as flavorful as those I have had in Spain."
  • Natalia - Sep 26, 2011  
    "I love the flavor and texture of this marzipan, but it's a little too sweet for my taste. I'll probably continue to get it anyway but would love to find an alternative."
  • Marcia - May 20, 2011  
    "These little gems were so fresh and tasted wonderful. Individual packaging retains the quality to be sure "
  • Diana - Mar 17, 2011  
    "I had never ate these before but now I am addicted to them."
  • SERGIO DIAZ - Nov 29, 2010  
    "I am a marzipan lover and these were deliciouse!"
  • Eli - Oct 22, 2010  
    "Sweet,packed with almonds. Delicious!"
  • Roberto - Dec 2, 2009  
    "The 1880 figuritas are terrible when compared to the Delvida figuritas LaTienda used to sell - these are too sweet, seem to have less % almond, and get stale (turn hard instead of staying soft) after a few weeks. The former Figuritas were excellent."
  • Isabel Arroyo - Dec 1, 2009  

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