Maybe you have and maybe you haven’t heard of the tradition within a few cultures of having Jordon Almonds be part of many celebrations – especially weddings. This dessert-based tradition comes from Middle East, Italian and Greek (possibly others) cultures and is a heartfelt meaning. So if you’re curious about the Jordan almonds tradition, the history and how you can include them in your wedding or other celebrations, we have everything you need to know. Below we’ve provided some information about the gifting of Jordan Almonds for weddings and the meaning of the tradition:
People include these sweet treats in their weddings to represent various meanings.
There’s some debate on how this tiny candy got its name. Some historians believe the candy’s name is a distorted version of the French word “jardin,” which means garden. Others claim Jordan almonds got their name because they resembled a type of almond that grows near the Jordan River.
The traditional favor consists of five almonds to signify the five wishes for the couple: health, wealth, happiness, fertility and longevity. These almonds decorate each place setting tucked into pretty boxes or tulle bags called bombonieres, a fragrant party favor given at special occasions, that are often personalized with the couple’s names and wedding date. Guests can take these Jordan almond wedding favors home as a tasty treat and reminder of the special occasion.
Jordan almonds can also be known as sugared almonds, dragées, confetti, confetto and Mlabbas (depending upon the culture).
At Middle Eastern weddings, the use of three Jordan almonds is popular. Usually these almonds are placed on a piece of chocolate representing: happiness, fertility and longevity.
We at SoBelle Favors love to keep traditions going. Every year we have clients who love to keep the traditions going and we take a pride in preparing the chocolate favors for their happy celebration. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind wedding favors, look no further than SoBelle Favors.