Post # 1
I bought 100 of these cute little favors boxes (2″ by 2″) with the thought that I would put 2 macarons in each box for each guest.
I spoke with my favorite macaron bakery here and they didn’t recommend their macarons – reason being that they are perishable if not refrigerated for at least 12 hours before the event. Logistically it’s just not going to work. I need to be able to fill my boxes ideally by next week so I need some inexpensive non-perishable/non-melty candy ideas that aren’t Jordan Almonds. Are Hershey’s kisses too plain for a black tie wedding?
Post # 3
What about Ferrero Rocher chocolates? I just noticed at Costco that they’ve already got them out for Christams, along with a lot of other really good bulk chocolates that are individually wrapped.
Post # 4
Chocolatier Blue (bulk buying is less expensive than the boxes if you will be wrapping favors yourself)
Post # 5
@atlbride2013: What about these saltwater taffy, andes mints, cinnamon disks, mints??
Post # 6
@shaka: those sound delicious, kind of worried about them melting though since they’re not wrapped and handmade. It shouldn’t be crazy hot in Atlanta in 3 weeks but they still won’t get a chance to be refrigerated for like 48 hours…
Post # 7
@MrsBot: That’s a great idea, thanks! I’ll have to see how much it would be to buy 100 of them in bulk.
@Sweetescape1976: Thanks, let me run mints by the FI. He’s particular about mints 🙂
Post # 8
Ferro Rocher are:
You could also ask the bakery you talked to what they WOULD reccommend putting in the favor boxes!
Post # 9
@atlbride2013: I’d try to avoid chocolate b/c it might melt
What about some sort of cookie, nuts, or popcorm-(a yummy flavor)
Post # 10
It’s a 2″ x 2″ box so can’t do cookie or popcorn because like 5 kernels would fit in there. I’m trying to avoid nuts because I’m horribly allergic and I wouldn’t be able to touch the favors without breaking out in hives. Thanks for the idea though!
Post # 11
salt water taffy can be a nightmare, we were going to do some on our dessert buffet and because it was warm they melted and started oozing out of the wrapper, then we refrigerated them and the breakaway pieces were hard and fell over everything….. Salt water taffy is evil.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
We got custom made sugar candy online from Raley’s Confectionary (http://raleysconfectionary.com/) and they were a hit!! As long as you store them in a cool place, they will be fine. We got ours done as cute little bunny faces 🙂 Raley’s was really easy to work with, too.
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I love Lindt Lindor truffles, we have an outlet here where you can buy them in bulk. Not sure how well they’d hold up temperature wise but they’re wrapped.
Post # 13
Ferrero rochers are a great item, maybe other types of gourmet chocolates or pretzels, custom made fortune cookies, or little packages of personalized m&ms [you could put them in those little ogranza baggies and then into the box]
Post # 14
Rock candy on a string would be a cute idea! They have so many colors and favors to choose from, and buying in bulk is pretty inexpensive!
Post # 15
atlbride2013: at a bridal show I went to a few months ago a local candy shop had what looked like a giant bowl of pearls. They were actually sixlets (candy coated chocolate) with a pearl candy finish on the outside. They were really pretty.
You could always do those Lindt truffle balls