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Jordan almonds

Split view of a dragée (confectionery).

Pastel coloured sugar-coated almonds, or Jordan almonds, are the classic dragées. They are often served at weddings in bunches of five (symbolizing happiness, health, fertility, longevity, and wealth). Verdun makes most of the dragées sold in France.

The word is derived from the ancient Greek τραγήματα, or ‘sweets.’ The word is also used for little silver covered balls used to decorate cakes.

crystal drageoir

A drageoir or bonbonnière is a candy dish for dragées.

Grand Est

Sweet stuff

Text © Dana Facaros

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