Confetti: Italy’s Celebratory Candy

May 07, 2020 2087

Confetti might bring tiny colored pieces of paper to mind, but that would be “coriandoli” in Italian. In Italy, confetti is a traditional sweet that is given out at celebrations. The sugar-coated almonds are a major part of Italian wedding traditions but are also handed out as gifts to guests at major events like births and baptisms.

You might recognize these Italian sugared almonds as “Jordan almonds” but they are very much an Italian culinary invention. Confetti are the key part of the bomboniera, or wedding favor, and to have a marriage without them is almost unthinkable.

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