If you give Marzipan Pigs, Good Luck and delicious flavors will be spread to friends and family this Christmas! Many Germans like to include a Marzipan Glückschwein with their Christmas gifts! These sweet treats will make anyone feel lucky…. If only because they have a delicious candy to eat. (These are a huge favorite for my sister who LOVES Marzipan).
These adorable piggies make a nice addition to your Holiday celebrations.
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What is Marzipan?
Marzipan is a confection made from ground Almonds and sugar. Sometimes a bit of honey or almond oil is added for more flavor. This mass is kneaded to smooth dough, and then it can be formed into any shape imaginable; fruits, animals or simple loaves. It can also be rolled smooth to cover cakes or tortes. But during the holidays season, everyone wants a Glückschwein!
Marzipan Pigs Good Luck?
How did the German Marzipan Pig become a Lucky Pig?
In the Middle Ages, farmers survived the winter depending on what they could produce. If you were really lucky, they had a pig… which meant MEAT all winter long. “Ich habe Schwein gehabt” (“I had pig”) became a common expression for being lucky…you were lucky to eat, and later, you were just lucky.
In the more recent years, the pig became a good luck symbol, like a four-leaf-clover. In fact, some Glückschweinchen come with a little clover on them.
A German Marzipan Pig (Glückschwein) as a gift helps to insure good luck for the New Year, so it is often given as a gift between Christmas and New Year. Some children are lucky to find one of these delicious piggies in their shoes on St Nicholas Day!
Where to Buy Marzipan Pigs?
Amazon and Etsy both have a nice selection.
Carstens Lubecker Marzipan 4 Pigs 85gCarstens Lubecker Marzipan Lucky Pig 35gNiederegger Marzipan Pig, 3.5 OunceSchluckwerder Marzipan Pig (3 Unit Per Order) – Perfect Christmas Gift for the HolidaysFunsch Marzipan Pig in Cello Bag
Marzipan Pig Pops!
These Marzipan Pig Pops are just too cute! And they are all marked with extra good luck symbols! What a fun stocking stuffer or party favor!
Marzipan Pig Recipe!
Many people feel that Home Made Marzipan tastes better than Store bought… (both are good!)
Home Made Marzipan Recipe
Pig Shaped Candy Mold
To make your own Marzipan Pigs!~
Moolecole 16-Cavity Different Pig Expression Silicone Cake Soap Decoration MoldCybrtrayd A098 3D Standing Pig Chocolate Candy Mold with Exclusive Cybrtrayd Copyrighted Chocolate Molding InstructionsLet’S Diy DIY Pig Shape Fondant Cake Mold Silicone Mold Cake Decorating Tools Chocolate Mould Bakeware Cooking Tools
Vintage Marzipan Pig Molds
Use them or display them!
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