Candy buffet made with chocolate dragees.
Need some ideas for a wedding candy buffet? In this quick guide we run through our top five wedding sweets for a wedding candy buffet. These sweets are also perfect for filling up wedding favour boxes and organza bags if considering creating some unique wedding table favours…
Gold foil wrapped chocolate hearts.
Chocolate hearts are a timeless wedding sweet – combining the romantic symbolism of a heart and the mouth melting deliciousness of chocolate. Unwrapped chocolate hearts are great for filling small wedding favour boxes where they can be stored without losing any freshness. Foil wrapped chocolate hearts are perfect for filling organza bags and offer added flexibility as different coloured foils can be used to match the different coloured wedding bags or favour boxes being used to present them in, in addition to the general wedding colour scheme. Foil wrapped chocolates also make great wedding table confetti!
Pink mini chocolate heart dragees.
Chocolate dragees are bite sized pieces of chocolate covered in a colourful and crunchy outer candy shell. They make a great wedding sweet as the candy shell helps seal the chocolate and keep it fresh and because they come in a variety of colours which can be matched against different wedding themes. Chocolate dragees are also perfect for adding colour to a wedding candy buffet table and as wedding table decoration sweets. Similar in taste to Smarties or Minstrels, chocolate dragees also taste delicious and are sure to be a popular wedding treat among the guests!
Ivory sugared almonds.
Sugared almonds, also known as jordan almonds are a classic wedding sweet and consist of crunchy almonds which are sugar panned in various pastel colours. They are thought to originate in Ancient Rome, where honey glazed almonds were a popular treat at festivals and celebrations. Sugared Almonds are often used to fill wedding favour bags, with the “bitter” almonds and the “sweet” sugar symbolizing the bitterness of life and sweetness of love. The treats are often packaged in groups of five to represent happiness, health, longevity, wealth, and fertility. Due to the pastel colours, they also make a pretty sweet for decorating wedding tables.
Mini Love Hearts Rolls.
Mini Love Heart sweets are a small version of Love Hearts candy and are a popular wedding sweet due to their sweet and romantic messages. Mini Love Hearts come in special pink themed packaging and can be used to fill up organza favour bags, wedding favour boxes and candy buffet bowls. They also make great table favours and sweet table confetti. Love Hearts are, of course, a classic retro sweet and consist of crunchy, fizzy candy in an assortment of fruit flavours. Cost saving tip: buy a bulk bag of Mini Love Heart Rolls and use as individual sweet table favours or to fill up a small organza bag.
Mint Imperial sweets.
Mints make a great wedding favour sweet as they are a hugely popular after-meal refreshment. The taste and smell of mint oil is quite strong and feels clean and cool to the mouth as well as soothing to the stomach – perfect after a multi course dinner! When choosing mints, there are a few options: soft mints usually have a higher amount of butter in the ingredients and dissolve in the mouth, mint imperials have a hard candy shell and a soft, crumbly centre, and hard mints such as Eskimo mints and Crystal Mints are boiled sweets flavoured with mint. So choose wisely!
From retro-themed Love Hearts to traditional sugared almonds and chocolate dragees, we have covered some of the best sweets for weddings and wedding favours. Planning a wedding candy buffet should be fun – hopefully these choices provide some ideas to create the perfect candy buffet!
Expert tip: try to sample taste a few options before you make your final decision!