Raw PastesThe category raw pastes largely includes marzipan and persipan raw pastes, nut nougat pastes, nougat creams, and hazelnut pastes. The manufacture of these products is governed by the guidelines on oilseeds and pastes and raw pastes made thereof.
The raw pastes industry traditionally supplies confectionery manufacturers at home and abroad as well as the food trade, especially confectioners and bakeries.
The raw pastes also include various oilseed preparations in chopped, planed, and stick-like form, the majority of which are made of almonds, hazelnut kernels, peanut kernels, and cashew kernels. These products are primarily made for further processing. Only a very small proportion of the produced goods end up on sale in finished packs for the final consumer.
Also counted as raw pastes/masses are products from neighbouring areas, especially sugar confectionery (e.g. coated products), semi-finished ice cream products, couvertures, baking ingredients, and essences.