A confectionery consisting of chopped almonds, syrup and powdered sugar, which can be used, among other things, to make figurines or to fill candies, chocolate or the like. It is one of the oldest candies manufactured in Estonia, with production dating back to the Middle Ages. Marzipan probably originated from Persia (modern-day Iran), where written sources first mentioned this sweet treat in the 9th century. In the Early Middle Ages, marzipan reached Europe, where the old Hanseatic towns of Reval (now known as Tallinn) and Lübeck started manufacturing it almost simultaneously. 

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