Lubeca is a family of chocolates, marzipans, pralines and nuts, made from the finest ingredients using traditional recipes. Founded in 1904, Lubeca is owned by the non-profit Friedrich Bluhme and Else Jebsen Foundation, which uses the company’s earnings to support good causes in the Lübeck region of Germany.
Lubeca has long been known for its premium quality marzipan, which contains a higher proportion of almond to sugar, achieving an authentic flavour that’s worlds apart from the sugary, preservative-filled marzipans we’ve all experienced in the past! This, teamed with their method of grinding rather than cutting their almonds and sugar, before roasting in open copper vessels, is what sets these almond products apart from their cheaper counterparts.
Lubeca’s chocolates are made using specially selected cocoa varieties from Ghana, Venezuela, Trinidad, Madagascar and Peru.
They’re well known for their incredibly smooth mouthfeel and high shine, which is achieved by intensively grinding the mass until the solid matter’s particle size is reduced to around 16 microns, (sixteen thousandths of a millimetre).
A lengthy conching process also ensures a very clean and mellow taste, accentuating the quality and flavour characteristics of the cocoa.
Praline Pastes & Nuts
Pralinés are a combination of sugar and nuts – usually hazelnuts or almonds. Lubeca pralines are available in semi-liquid and sliceable form, contain a high proportion of nuts, and taste smooth and buttery.
Also available from Lubeca are premium quality nuts, in ideal pack sizes for chocolate work.
Ethics & Sustainability
The eight pillars of Lubeca’s corporate policy are quality, security, service, reliability, price, sustainability, environment, and ethics. As members of the Forum Nachhaltiger Kakao (the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa), Lubeca is committed to building a more sustainable cocoa industry.