In ancient Greece there was a convention when candies dragees were served as a dessert with honey, nuts and fruits. Later a similar custom happened in early Rome and closer to our times, in Europe, aristocratic families used those special sweets during big parties.

From the Middle Ages koufeta seem to be exhibited as a cure at each wedding. It is said that by the start almonds were blended with honey and afterwards they became sugar-coated. Nevertheless, in some areas rather than dragees, people celebrated with little donuts flavored with almonds or other nuts.

The term”koufeto” (Greek word for dragee) comes from the Italian word”confetto”. In French this candy is called”dragee” which likely comes from the Latin word”tragemata” or ancient Greek”tragima” meaning”nut”. In France, King Louis tended to give his guests a gift as a sign of the trip appreciation. One of these thank you gifts were candy. Those candies were known as the bon-bon and this is the way the title”bomboniere” appeared.

Its form has been shifted by the wrap of prefer . As it had been utilized in the past the packaging could be made of any substance, not merely the crystal. However, the most important is that the couple should choose one prefer that their guests remember it or will keep it.

Greek wedding dragees and sugared almonds favors – “Koufeta” & “Bomboniere”