As a child back in the 1970s and '80s, it was always hard to resist the temptation of sneakily eating one of the many pastel-coloured, egg-shaped sweets that were inside a brown paper bag that Mum had left on the kitchen table. They can easily be mistaken for Cadbury's mini eggs, but, of course, the flavour is very different, being more delicate.
You can choose to suck a sugared almond for a longer-lasting appeal, or simply bite into that crisp candy shell for instant gratification! The slightly bitter almond pairs well with the sweetness of the shell.
Sugared almonds are ideal for using as wedding favours and thought to originate from ancient rome. In some countries they are called Jordan almonds, dragees or Koufeta, and they are considered to be an aphrodisiac in the Middle East, which is why there are plenty available at weddings.