Marizpan is a sweet candy like concoction made of ground almond paste and honey or sugar. The confection is often shaped and colored to resemble fruits and vegetables or covered in chocolate. Lesser quality Marizpan is made from apricot or peach kernels or sometimes soy paste and almond essence.
Marizpan is considered a special holiday treat in many countries. It is often rolled into thin sheets and used as icing on birthday, wedding and Christmas cakes. Marizpan is also baked into cakes or stollens (a fruit cake).
Marzipan molded into the shape of pigs.
Favors are small gifts given as a gesture of thank you for your guests attending your wedding or any event. Wedding favors are a relatively new tradition for weddings. Just like the wedding ceremony favors can be a reflection of the couple and who they are as a couple. Whether formal or casual the favors can be elaborate or just a fun memento of your special day. Need help deciding? Call and ask for our gift designer.
Turkish delight or Lokum is the confectionery creation of Bekir Effendi. Effendi opened his confectionery shop in 1776 in Istanbul. The candy which is basically a gel of starch and a sweetener, cut in squares and dusted with confectioners’ sugar to keep them from sticking together was a favorite of an unknown Briton who imported the candy to England. Originally honey or molasses was the sweetener and Lokum was flavored with rose water, lemon peel or orange bitter. Flavors now include almond and pistachio and others. The center of jelly beans may be traced back to Turkish Delights. For you C.S. Lewis fans, Turkish Delights are the addiction of Edmund Pevensie, one of the principal characters in The Chronicle of Narnia series.
All Sweets carries many varieties of this world wide treat including pistachio, mastic and a variety box.
The first commercial chocolate bar produced was in 1847 by the Fry’s Chocolate Factory in Bristol, England. In 1866, Fry’s began producing a chocolate cream bar and over the next 10 years produced the first chocolate Easter egg and the Fry’s Turkish Delight. The first “wrapped” chocolate bar was produced by The Hersheys Company in 1900. Prior to that chocolate candy was mainly available as chocolate covered candy with nuts, creams (fondant), caramel or other and was sold loose or in bulk. The packaging or wrapper for the candy was an additional cost. Throughout the 20th century the confectionery commercial business flourished with thousands of different candy bars being produced. All Sweets carries chocolate candy bars from over 15 countries (i.. Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, etc.) in many different flavors. There is dark, white, milk, bitter-sweet; and various fillings, such as nuts, creams, marzipan, and liquor.
Do you need salt water to make good taffy? No! Salt water taffy is not made with salt water. Nobody knows for sure where the “salt water taffy” name came from, but the most popular story is about a shop owner named David Bradley. In 1983, Mr. Bradley owned a shop on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The shop was flooded by a tidal wave. When he was cleaning up the shop a young girl came in to buy a bug of taffy and Mr. Bradley told her to help herself to the salt water taffy. The mother thought the phrase was catchy and encouraged him to sell his taffy as “salt water taffy”. Historians have found the reference to “salt water taffy” in the 1889 Atlantic City business directories. All Sweet has over 50 flavors of salt water taffy. Popular flavors include candy corn and the coffee shop flavors. Stop in and see what new flavors All Sweets has today!
All Sweets has chocolates from Germany, Russian countries, Holland and several other countries. The Russian Truffle chocolates are especially fine and are available as single truffles, so are easy to try different flavors.