Italian Almond Confetti

Talking with two American friends who are organzing  their wedding, we named confetti.They were surprised as in English this word means  tiny scraps of multi-coloured paper .

Oh no:Italian confetti are small, almond sweets with a crisp, sugar coating and  are essential offering at any Italian wedding, baptism, anniversary, graduation or significant family event.

The traditional ones have almonds in but you can find also those with chocolate inside.

An ages-old tradition however dictates which colour should be used for each occasion:

For weddings: white or ivory. Confetti at weddings are served in a multiple of the number 5 symbolising the 5 good wishes for newly-weds of health, prosperity, happiness, fertility and longevity. 

Wedding Confetti

For baptisms: pastel pink or blue

For graduations: red

For engagements :green

For Wedding anniversaries:

 1 year pink – 2 years strong pink -20 years orange

25 year silver – 35 years blue -45 years red -50 years gold…………..

They can be served loose in a bowl

Custom packaged in an individual presentation pouch  called bomboniera given as a present to the wedding’s guests

In decorative shapes, usually flowers

If you want to visit the production ,let’s go to Sulmona in the Abruzzo Region or Andria in Apulia.

If you are in Florence let’s go and visit  Migone shop:you’ll be lost among candies and chocolate.

If at the moment you have  not any of these occasions,try the confetti anyway, just as a treat or gift.

The Italian word for the English paper confetti is coriandoli which are  still  used at Carnival  all over Italy.

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