Jordan Almonds start with California almonds roasted slightly, then covered in acandy coating of assorted colors! 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:
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- 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!