Italian Candy-coated almonds, considered aphrodisiacs, are always on
hand (have too many and you may leave the reception early!). Fresh almonds have
a bittersweet taste, which represents life. The sugar coating is added with the
hope that the newlyweds' life will be more sweet than bitter.
Sugarcoated almonds in traditional Greek weddings are called *koufeta*. They
are placed in little bags in odd numbers and are served on a silver tray. Odd
numbers are indivisible, symbolizing how the newlyweds will share everything
and remain undivided.
" Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat, to remind us that life is
both bitter and sweet. Five wishes for the new husband and wife--Health,
wealth, happiness, children, and a long life! "
Price stated is per 100 grams