Jordan Almonds: Love it or Leave it?

posted 5 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Do you like Jordan Almonds?
    Yes - I love a good sugar coated nut : (38 votes)
    24 %
    No - It's like trying to bite into a rock : (88 votes)
    56 %
    Meh - I could go either way : (32 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I LOVE them, so yes I would like them as a favor. That being said, I don’t think I would have a favor at my wedding if I didn’t like it myself. If you hate them then I say find another option. What about Perugina Baci chocolates?

    Post # 4
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    2587 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    My FH’s grandma used to give him and his brother sugared almonds and pretend they were chocolate eggs as a prank, then laugh when they tried to bite into them and found they were solid. So he’s not super in favour of them.

     

    Also, I really really hate nuts, so I would not be for them AT ALL.

     

    Post # 5
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    747 posts
    Busy bee

    I used them as part of our favors when we got married 9 years ago.  TBH I think it’s gotten to be kind of a dated/traditional wedding tradition to give Jordan almonds; that said I TOTALLY love to eat them and would love to munch some as a wedding guest.  🙂  I voted Yes!  

    Post # 6
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    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Fiance and I absolutely adore them, and actually purchase them as a treat from time to time. That said, a LOT of our friends don’t like them, so we’re thinking of not giving them out.

    Post # 8
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    404 posts
    Helper bee

    Ugh. No. I mean, I’d take them, and possibly eat them at some sort of 4am sugar emergency,but I’m not a fan.

    Also, nut allergies are always a concern. I’m not sure if people have almond allergies, but still something to consider…

    Post # 9
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I love them but Fi hates them with a passion, it’s quite funny. In fact, it was one of his first thoughts about the wedding ‘We are NOT having sugared almonds!’.

    I think they really do split people. Why gift them something half the people will leave? I think if it’s the tradition, still present 5 sweets. I think they represent Love, Fidelity etc etc

    Post # 10
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee

    Im italian and my god I think they are gross, I never understood it at all…and that scene in “bridesmaids” just through me over the edge, neverrrrr

    Post # 11
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    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    @futuremrsgo:  Oh, I think they are just awful. I love candy, and I wouldn’t eat those if you paid me. I am always so sad to see those things as wedding favours 🙁 I’d rather have nothing, lol.

    Post # 12
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    9688 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m half-Italian, but I can’t stand Jordan Almonds, lol.

    Post # 13
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    855 posts
    Busy bee

    I say you have to do them, because of the Italian thing. I’m marrying a Sicilian and we’ve pretty much been told we have to do them!

     

    That said, we’re not putting them on the table. We’re going to have them handed out from a basket when we leave.

     

    We’re not doing any other favours, though, because we’ve got the photo booth and glow sticks and no one gives a toss about favours, really, so we’re saving the extra £100 or so!

     

    ETA: Are they actually supposed to be eaten? I heard they are for keeping… (although why anyone would keep a bag of nuts for years is beyond me).

    Post # 14
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    7403 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I always hated them thought they were so cheesy. So no vote for me.

    Post # 15
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    6215 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    Meh. I wouldn’t love or hate them. I’m not sure I’d eat them but I like the way they feel. Is that weird? I’ll answer my own question with a giant yes. 

    Post # 16
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    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I broke my tooth on one when I was little and never quite got over it, so I say no!

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