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francescool

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Traditional Greek weddings usually give wedding favors called koufeta, which are traditional chocolate candies. Nowadays, many people will skip the koufeta and have additional and more modern favors. I have seen small pots of honey or a small bottle of ouzo, which I thought was really nice. What are some Greek wedding favors that you have seen and that you have liked?
 

k_tsoukalas

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Traditional Greek weddings usually give wedding favors called koufeta, which are traditional chocolate candies. Nowadays, many people will skip the koufeta and have additional and more modern favors. I have seen small pots of honey or a small bottle of ouzo, which I thought was really nice. What are some Greek wedding favors that you have seen and that you have liked?
A lot of Greeks also call the candy coated white almond candy "koufeta". In fact, I have never seen chocolate candies called Koufeta. Does it maybe depend on the family or region of Greece as to what is called koufeta? I am in the Greek diaspora in the Northeast (near Lowell, MA).
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Koufeta is candy that you give out at weddings, and it doesn't mean one particular type of candy.

I was just at a wedding in Nafplio last weekend and their koufeta was candy coated almonds. At my wedding the koufeta will be chocolate covered walnuts, sour cherry, orange, and stracciatella. We're also giving out a small bottle of olive oil to match the theme (olives)

Traditionally, the koufeta are the almonds, but when you walk into a store to pick out your bοbonieres (the wedding favor - typically a bag with koufeta, but really it can be anything such as a bag, a box, or anything you can think of) you will generally have several options of koufeta to choose from
 
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greek_ggirl

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Koufeta is candy that you give out at weddings, and it doesn't mean one particular type of candy.

I was just at a wedding in Nafplio last weekend and their koufeta was candy coated almonds. At my wedding the koufeta will be chocolate covered walnuts, sour cherry, orange, and stracciatella. We're also giving out a small bottle of olive oil to match the theme (olives)

Traditionally, the koufeta are the almonds, but when you walk into a store to pick out your bοbonieres (the wedding favor - typically a bag with koufeta, but really it can be anything such as a bag, a box, or anything you can think of) you will generally have several options of koufeta to choose from
I love these favors, they are so unique!! Beautiful theme of olives as well. Is straciatella like the Italian cheese? Or are you referring to something else?
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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I love these favors, they are so unique!! Beautiful theme of olives as well. Is straciatella like the Italian cheese? Or are you referring to something else?
It's like the ice cream in Italy- a milk based cream with chocolate flakes in it
 
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It's like the ice cream in Italy- a milk based cream with chocolate flakes in it
Sounds amazing, I think this is a recipe for those who might want to make it
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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I love these favors, they are so unique!! Beautiful theme of olives as well. Is straciatella like the Italian cheese? Or are you referring to something else?
This is what our bobonieres and koufeta look like. Only two of the koufeta we're giving out are shown on this box (skryos and ithaki)

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I just discovered this very cute and family oriented Greek tv sitcom called "Remember When" or "Ta Kalitera Mas Xronia" (our best years). The show follows a family from the perspective of a young boy and shows the trials and tribulations of a Greek family in the late 60's. The show touches on many important issues such as religion, finances and relationships. It's a great insight into what was going on in Greece at the time. You can watch the show for free here: https://www.ertflix.gr/en/series/ser.127653-ta-kalytera-mas-chronia

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Koufeta which are also called boubounieres are Greek wedding and baptism favors. They are usually nuts covered in chocolate and wrapped in soul with a ribbon. The candies are usually white or pastel colored. They are handed out as a favour at the end of the wedding or baptism, and as a way to say thank you or remember the wedding or baptism. I see more and more families being a bit more creative with their favorites. Last year I went to a wedding where a small jars of honey or hand it out, it was very neat.

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