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New Years is a time for almonds! And why? Because it’s a time of new beginnings. A time when the light starts to come back and promises of a happier time start to form. SO WHY THE ALMOND? Well…The almond is the first tree to flower in the spring in the Middle East and Mediterranean. For that reason, it has been a symbol of good beginnings for thousands of years, including in the Bible. Sugar coated almonds have been among the favorites and still appear at weddings, Easter baskets, and other events – such as New Years EVE! – welcoming a good beginning. We have a variety of almonds – altogether new olive-shaped cocktail almonds with white chocolate, ancient cinnamon almonds and dragees, Biblical almonds in honey, milk chocolate candy bar with almonds, turn-of-century, and chocolate covered almonds, a favorite at bridge games in the 1920s, ’30s and 50s.  Always right for any new beginning, including those that happen every day! 4 oz in a recyclable heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.