Sarantis Grape Sweets in Syrup (453g)

1.0 lb

If you have family or friends in Greece, you may already know the distinctive flavor of “spoon sweets” – whole fruits, citrus rinds or nuts drenched in translucent sugary syrup. These unique sweets have been a mainstay of Greek, Turkish, Balkan and Russian culture for centuries – offered to visiting guests as a sign of warmth and hospitality. Traditionally served in a generous teaspoon, spoon sweets are meant to be savored between sips of water, and sometimes coffee. Or to be enjoyed as an elegant centerpiece on a small dish of Greek yogurt. Saradis, has been making spoon sweets on the beautiful Greek Island of Chios since 1928. Our Grape Sweets feature plump hand-picked grapes suspended in a thick, naturally grape-flavored sugar syrup. Succulent and chewy, more like raisins after marinating, Saradis Grape Sweets are first meant to be enjoyed in a teaspoon. Less sweet, and with more authentic flavor than traditional jam or preserves, our luscious Grape Sweets are delicious with peanut or almond butter. Swirl them into a bowl of creamy tahini (sesame paste) and dip pieces of crusty bread or toast into the mixture, for a healthier version of a PB&J! Serve a spoonful of our grape sweets with your morning oatmeal or porridge. Or use them in a glaze for roasted chicken or ham. You will find spoon sweets (Glyka tou Koutaliou, in Greek) in almost every household in Greece.