Orange Spoon Sweet from Pyrgo & Epidavros (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 pairing for much of the breakfast line up. 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 superb topping for ice-cream, cheesecake, and custards.

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

Portokali (Orange)

This delicious classic spoon sweet is made from a Greek heirloom variety of orange, sourced from two renowned growing areas on the Peloponnese – Pyrgo, near ancient Olympia and Epidavros near the Northeastern coast. Picked at just the right time in late February and early March, these special thick skinned aromatic oranges are transformed by Idiston into a wonderfully concentrated and syrupy spoon sweet. 

 Ingredients:  Orange, sugar, lemon juice

Nutritional Information (per US tablespoon)

Calories:  31

Fat:  0g

Sugar/Carbs: 8g

Protein:  .07g

Salt:       0mg

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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David D.
United States United States

I haven’t used it yet

debra b.
United States United States

I highly recommend this product. The favor was intense, pure, and refreshing. I spooned this over goat yogurt for a delicious mid afternoon treat. First time ordering from Diane…everything arrived well…everything high quality…will definitely order again. Bless everything who works at this site. Debra

Nancy B.
United States United States
Tasty - Sweet n' sour

Gift for my husband who loves anything orange! He said is very good but a little too sweet but said he loves the large pieces of orange in it and enjoyed it on a slice of homemade whole grain bread for breakfast! (I caught him going back for seconds!)

Alcestis O.
United States United States
Orange spoon sweet was good

This orange spoon sweet was very good. It was not as good as the mandarin orange spoon sweet I bought in Nestani Greece that had small whole mandarin oranges in the jar. I am using the spoon sweet over yogurt, though I know Greeks sometimes stir them into cold water to make an orangeade....if it's cherries, cherryade. But nice to have access to nice spoon sweets. A nice change of pace for me to flavor my Greek yogurt with.

Katherine B.
United States
Orange spoon sweet

Excellent flavor and nice and chunky