The premier importer of specialty confections and fine foods in the US


Schluckwerder is one the world’s largest specialty factories for marzipan products. Using only natural ingredients, Schluckwerder produces the highest quality marzipan. While many people remember marzipan as an overly sweet children’s sweet, Schluckwerder is not so. Instead of a sickly sweet marzipan, Schluckwerder is a German marzipan. German marzipan is an important distinction. Germany is one of the only places with its own marzipan laws. The law sets a minimum amount of almond, which then implicitly holds all marzipan made in Germany to a high standard. This prevents the production of any sickly sweet marzipan. With a focus on the production of specialty marzipan for Easter and Christmas, Schluckwerder is constantly looking for ways to improve. Recently, Schluckwerder has invested in many new production methods and are aggressively investing in their own business. This is all in effort to rise to the top of their niche market.

Marzipan at Schluckwerder’s three factories is made using a three step process. First, the almonds are boiled and stripped of their brown skin. Then, they are grated and mixed with sugar. This creates a substance that is called “raw mass.” The raw mass is then mixed with sugar without heat. Finally, the marzipan is then shaped into loaves. The chocolate used to cover the marzipan is of the highest quality and contains no vegetable fats—only cocoa butter and cocoa mass. The Schluckwerder marzipan contains no preservatives or alcohols.

Schluckwerder History

In 1845, Carstens was founded. Carstens specialized in canned vegetables and fruit fillings. Separately, in 1866 Erasmi was founded, which focused on industrial production of marzipan. These two companies combined in 1928 and streamlined focus into marzipan products. Production continued and was successful. In 1978, the company was taken over by the Oetker trust. Then, it was taken over by  Horst Schluckwerder in 1995. Rolf Schluckwerder is the owner of Schluckwerder. It is a medium sized family owned company. Each year, they produce about 10,000 tons of product. Today, while Schluckwerder is known for its exquisite marzipan, it also produces high quality pralines and rum balls.  

Schluckerwerder Media & Recipes

Wholesale Purchases

Euro-American Brands is built on the foundation of teamwork and a passion for the wholesale confection and specialty food industry.  Our sales team is the cornerstones of our success.  Everyone working together as a team makes Euro-American Brands the preeminent distributor of confections and specialty foods across the continental United States. Our sales team is standing by ready to address any sales question you may have…

John Coles

VP Sales

Office: 631-584-8600
John Coles – Extended Bio

Michael Chamberlin

Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Office: 401.619.4038
Represented States: Connecticut • Massachusetts • Maine • New Hampshire • New York • Rhode Island • Vermont
Mike Chamberlin – Extended Bio

Ron Daily

Western Regional Sales Manager

Telephone: 206-601-0182
Represented States: Arizona • California • Idaho • Montana • Nevada • Oregon • Washington • Wyoming • Utah
Ron Daily – Extended Bio

Tom Gaffney

Southern Regional Sales Manager

Office: 770-345-0801 
Represented States: Alabama • Delaware • Florida • Georgia • Maryland • Mississippi • New Jersey • North Carolina • Pennsylvania • South Carolina • Tennessee • Virginia • West Virginia
Tom Gaffney – Extended Bio

Laura Lawless

Inter-Mountain Regional Sales Manager

Office: 360-531-2853 
Represented States: Alaska • Colorado  • Northern California • Northern Nevada • Oregon • Washington • Western Idaho • Natural Grocery (West of Mississippi)
Laura Lawless – Extended Bio

Moises Salmeron

Southwest Regional Sales Manager

Telephone: (562) 673-2875
Represented States: Arizona • California • Idaho • Montana • Nevada • Oregon • Washington • Wyoming • Utah
Moises Salmeron – Extended Bio

Mark Wendt

Midwest Regional Sales Manager

Office: 262-285-3383
Represented States: Illinois • Iowa • Indiana • Kansas • Kentucky • Michigan • Minnesota • Missouri • Nebraska • North Dakota • Ohio • South Dakota • Wisconsin
Mark Wendt – Extended Bio


Reach Out

Euro-American Brands LLC
95 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ 07652
Telephone: 201-368-2624
Fax: 201.368-2512