- Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later.
This marzipan maker is offering a sweet souvenir for Germans
as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to step down after 16 years
Marzipan Merkel heads
ODENWAELDER MARZIPAN CONFECTIONER MANAGER, THOMAS ZUBER: "It's a souvenir for fans, or non-fans of Angela Merkel who is standing down and who has completed her service. And so we hope that the one or other person will put her up somewhere at home."
Odenwaelder Marzipan has been in business for 40 years
While it has machinery for mass production
it’s held onto hand-made marzipan skills
ZUBER: "Mrs. Merkel is a special edition for us. We will be producing some 500 pieces. That's what we planned. We hand made a mold and that is then filled, unlike when we are doing huge lines of designs, and then we make a smaller amount in our manufacturing department.”
The first batch will take the team two days to complete
and comprises eight different making stages
Fans can pick up a piece of Merkel for about 5 euros
while Germany awaits the results of the federal election
ZUBER: "We have made them so that they last for two years, so people can extend Merkel's time for another two years."