Jordan Almonds start with California almonds roasted slightly, then covered in a blue candy coating! Also known as sugared almonds or confetti, are a type of confectionery consisting of almonds covered with a candy coating in various colors, originating from Italy and particularly typical of the town of Sulmona. The term 'Jordan Almonds' (according to Webster's New International Dictionary) came from the French word 'jardin,' meaning 'garden,' 'hence, a cultivated almond'. Another source of information indicated that at one time the term referred to a variety of almonds originally grown along the Jordan River in Palestine characterized by long, thin, slender, rather smooth kernels in thick, heavy shells.
A classic form of dragee, they are often used as wedding favors due to the "bitter" almonds and the "sweet" sugar representing bittersweet married life. The treats are often packaged in groups of five per guest, accompanied by a traditional poem:
Planning a special occasion? These almonds are the premier choice for wedding favors and wedding candy buffets (approximately 110 in a pound). * Price Per Pound * Extra Fine Grade * Certified Kosher * Call to special order other colors The Sweet Life in New York City offers gourmet chocolate from around the world. We bring to you Blue Jordan Almonds. Blue Jordan Almonds is part of our large assortment of chocolates. At The Sweet Life, rated among the best candy and chocolate shops in New York City, we have a large selection of gourmet chocolates, nuts, dried fruits, licorices, gummies, Jelly Belly beans, Glitterati candy, Halvah, sugar free candy and chocolates, European candy, lollipops, organic dried fruits and chocolates, Puntini candy, gourmet fudge, Halloween candy, Christmas candy, Easter candy. We offer a large variety of gourmet gift baskets, party and wedding favors. Blue Jordan Almonds.
- Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat
- To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
- Five wishes for the new husband and wife --
- Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!
Extra Fine Grade