For centuries the finest Italian confetti candy has come from the ancient city of Sulmona, in the heart of the Abruzzi region, birthplace of the Roman poet Ovid, and this remarkably enduring candy. The sugared almonds of Sulmona have graced the great celebrations of Italy. Nearly addictive, these almonds are toasted to perfection and then coated with a perfect, thin, sweet smelling candy shell. Revered for centuries, one taste and you will realize why. A remarkable difference awaits you if you have only sampled domestic Jordan Almonds. This is where candy was born.
Our confetti candies are among the very finest productions of pan-candy in the world. Do not confuse our confetti with the hard, pasty, heavily sugar-coated candies so readily available. Our imported, textured, thinly sugar-coated almonds are a sublime confection.
“Pan candy”, “Jordan almonds”, “dragee”, “comfitis” or “confetti” refers to nuts, chocolate or gelatin fruit centers that have a hard candy shell. Our “confetti”, the Italian name for this candy, comes from the beautiful, walled city of Sulmona in the heart of the Abruzzo region. The birth of this confection can be traced to ancient Rome where honeyed almonds were the ancient precursor of our modern sugar-coated candies. Confetti have graced all the great celebrations in Italian life with good taste and symbolic meaning. White confetti are traditionally given at weddings in groups of five symbolizing representing the indivisible and symbolizing the five good wishes for newly-weds: health, prosperity, happiness, fertility, and longevity. In all other situations they are always served in odd numbers (as even numbers are seen as “unlucky”).
These “bon bon” are a confection like no other: round candy-coated orbs, with an inner layer of chocolate and then—incrediably!-- a splash of real limoncello as a center! An absolutely sublime and just a little intoxicating! This is the finish for your grandest meal, your most perfect high tea, or simply for the fun of a perfect confection. Remember put the entire bon bon in your mouth (they are tender to the bite) or you will lose you limoncello filling on your chin!
This is a divine confection in perfect balance. Each flat, irregularly-shaped, candy-coated coin is a combination of three layers: first the delicate crunch of the vanilla candy coating. Next comes a layer of pure white chocolate. Finally, there is a pure chocolate center. They are simply one of the best chocolate pan-candies ever created.