"Fresh almonds have a bittersweet taste, which represents life. The sugarcoating is added with the hope that the newlyweds' life will be more sweet than bitter," JordanAlmonds.com reports.
These small treats aren't only a wedding staple in the United States – Jordan Almonds are often involved in nuptials worldwide. The website states that the candy is served in odd numbers (which are indivisible) at Greek ceremonies to symbolize that the newlyweds will remain undivided. At Middle Eastern weddings, the almonds are considered aphrodisiacs!
If you decide to send guests home with a small bag of Jordan Almonds, pay close attention to the amount of candy you hand out. According to tradition, guests should receive five nuts to signify five different well-wishes – health, wealth, longevity, fertility and happiness.
Tie a card to the bag or box of Jordan Almonds that explains the meaning of the sweet treats – traditional wedding favors have never been so delicious!