It is in the time of Alfonso Vlll when the term of Mazapán appears expressly.
The incursions of the Almohades led to population movements, who left their devastated lands to take refuge in Toledo, causing supply problems.
History and legend are gathered here, it seems that the Mazapán solved this problema.
But there is no doubt that its origin was at that time, having the historical backgrounds of history of the city.
At the end of the 15th century, the Queen Isabel la Católica founded in Toledo the Hospital of Santiago de los Caballeros, for the sick people of the Granada war.
In the primitive creation of this hospital, it is established that those in charge of the pharmacy will be responsible for developing Mazapán for the sick people, probably to mix it with medicines whose taste was not very pleasant.