Sour Cherry Spoon Sweet from the Arcadia Highlands, Peloponnese (13.4 oz)



Intensely flavorful, and bordering on exotic, few things bring to mind Greek tradition like the delectable “spoon sweet”.  This ancient Greek delicacy was born as a method of preserving the intensely flavorful fruits that only Greece can produce.  

Traditionally enjoyed by the spoon as a treat, these versatile gems will take your Greek yogurt to another level and they make a delicious addition to the rest of the breakfast table. Mix in with hot cereals like oatmeal, spread over toast, use as topping on pancakes, waffles and French toast. The intense, complex flavors are also a perfect pairing with your favorite cheese, and make a scrumptious topping for ice-cream, cheesecake, and custards.

We were thrilled to partner with Idiston (EEthee stahn) to bring you this wonderful bit of Greece. Idiston uses simple time perfected methods and each fruit in their line is specifically sourced from the particular area in Greece that is best known for growing it. 

Vyssinó (sour cherry)

Vyssino (VEEsee noh) is the name of the well-known tiny sour cherry that makes for one of the most beloved Greek spoon sweets. Sourced from a collective of local farmers in the highlands of Arcadia on the central Peloponnese, the fruit is irresistibly crunchy, with intense aroma and a delicious, tangy, tart flavor.

Ingredients:  Sour Cherry, sugar, lemon juice

Nutritional Information (per US tablespoon)

Calories: 34

Fat: 0 g

Sugar/Carbs: 8 g

Protein: 0.05g

Salt: 0 mg

How to Enjoy

Traditionally in Greece, spoon sweets were served by the spoonful in a small dish with a side of coffee or tea and cold water—hence the name "spoon sweet". Beyond tradition, spoon sweets are a tremendously versatile confection. They make wonderful toppings for Greek yogurt, ice cream, or baked goods like cakes or cheesecake. As a breakfast treat, mix in with hot cereals like oatmeal, spread over toast, or use as topping on pancakes, waffles and French toast. The intense, complex flavors are also a perfect pairing with your favorite cheese.

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Carol C.
United States United States
Like nothing else...

Oh, Help!... I could not stop eating it. They are too good. I have to stop myself from eating the entire jar in one sitting. There is nothing like it... and you will not find anything that comes close to this product. Put it on desserts or anything you want... or eat right out of the jar! DELICIOUS!

Nancy B.
United States United States

Overall very good! A bit too sweet for anything other than a topping on ice cream. Too other's buying and thinking it's like jam or jelly for toast, it's not and it's not sour like sour cherry jam. But on ice cream.....OMG, it's fantastic!!

Eric B.
United States United States
Don’t tell anyone else how great this is.

Oh, my! With thick Greek yogurt there is nothing better—or actually by itself or with just about anything.

Magdaline T.
United States United States

I love this spoon sweet on ice-cream, with cake, or as a topping for cheesecake. It arrived promptly. I’m so happy they have Apple Pay.

Jamie M.
United States United States
Best Sour Cherry Spoon Sweet I have tasted!

Excellent! My entire family and all our friends love, love, love this!!!