Why Spoon Sweets
The offering of spoon sweets to guests as a symbol of hospitality is a traditional and delightful Greek custom
Spoon sweets is a traditional Cypriot homemade fruit confectionery available in a wide range of flavors. Such sweets are called ‘spoon sweets’ because of their size; there are usually no bigger than the size of a large spoon
Fruit and vegetable are stewed down with sugar to the desired consistency. There are probably as many spoon sweets to be found in Cyprus as there are fruit and vegetables
Typically, spoon sweets are served together with Greek coffee and a cold glass of water. However, they can be served in many different ways such as ice cream toppings, mixed with yogurt or even spread as jam over toast
Since they have no preservatives, colors or any other additives, they make the perfect sweet for a healthy and balanced diet without compromising on taste
An ongoing ritual of the past, spoon sweets are nowadays considered to be a unique reminder of the long-lasting and genuine Cyprus hospitality
So kopiaste and kali orexi!