Hatziyiannakis Koufeta

Hatziyiannakis is and still is the only Greek producer of sugar dragees (koufeta) with a chocolate core; they are also the first company to produce sugar dragees with almond and chocolate together in various tastes. They have created a full line of products that covers various taste combinations in a variety of colours with unique characteristics.

Koufeta are traditionally used in wedding ceremonies as part of a bomboniere, and offered to the newlywed during their ceremony by the priest. The sweetness of the koufeta refers to the sweetness of married life and their texture symbolizes endurance. The sweetness of the koufeta and the hard texture are said to balance each other out meaning becoming inseparable like in marriage.