What is Italian Confetti?
"Confetti" refers to whole or half almonds in a sugared shell. For the history of confetti almonds in celebrations, see our About Confetti Flowers page.
Almond candy is the traditional favor given at family celebrations, such as baby showers, weddings, graduation, anniversary and other festivities. The idea is that we celebrate the bitter (almond) and the sweet (sugar) with loved ones.
Traditional Color Code:
White and Ivory for the Wedding, the First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Pink or blue for the Baptism.
Green is for Engagement. Red for Graduation.
Silver for 25th wedding anniversaries.
Gold for 50th year of marriage.
Today, in addition to the classic sugared almond, sometimes called in the US a "Jordan almond," there is the choice of gourmet confetti, filled with high-quality Italian chocolate.
Or a chocolate dragee that is heart or almond-shaped but includes no almonds.
Confetti almond production is concentrated in the Abruzzo and Campania regions, and Sicily is noted for its famous Avola almonds.
Confetti Crispo brand is our favorite for do-it-yourself favor projects, as it is a Made in Italy confection that is budget-priced.
For our Kosher customers, we suggest the Amarischa Confetteria del Cuore brand of sugared, gold, silver and chocolate almonds.