Jordan Almonds go way back. We are talking Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire way back.
These sugar-coated, fresh and crunchy Almonds have been used traditionally to celebrate births and marriages for many a century. The first Jordan Almonds were made by a Roman confectioner and baker by the name of Julius Dragatus. Before sugar was widely available, Dragatus coated the Almonds in Honey and served them at gatherings and celebrations calling them 'Dragati' or commonly known as 'Dragees'.
The distinguished sweet nuts became known as Jordan Almonds later in the century and to this day the reason why the name 'Jordan Almonds' came into fruition is still an unsolved mystery from history!
These sweet candy coated confections are not just candy but hold a significant symbolism in many countries and cultures.
In Italy, 5 Jordan Almonds represent the five wishes for the bride and groom; Health, Wealth, Fertility, and Happiness.
In Greece the Almonds are served in odd numbers, representing the newlyweds that will remain undivided through their marriage.
For a universal commonality, the bittersweet flavor of Jordan Almonds represents life and the hope that it may be more sweet than bitter!
Celebrate your most special occasions with the tasteful addition of Jordan Almonds.