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

Idiston

$8.95

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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MB
07/21/2021
Mary B.
United States United States
Always pleased

I've never been disappointed with anything purchased from Diane Kochilas, and this spoon sweet was no exception.

EK
07/20/2021
Elaine K.
United States United States
Sour cherry spoon sweet

My family loves this sour cherry. We put it on our yogurt and to me personally, it reminds me of the times my mother used to make this. You keep bringing the tastes that we grew up with and that have enjoyed.

PK
07/14/2021
Paul K.
United States United States
Wow

Very sweet. A little goes a long way.

EB
05/24/2021
Eric B.
United States United States
Perfection itself!

This is an extraordinary treat. The match with unsweetened Greek yogurt is so perfect it is almost beyond description, and of course, the chewy texture is wonderful on crackers, hot cereal, by itself. The generous jars never seem to last long enough!

VZ
05/07/2021
Victoria Z.
United States United States
Yum, yummy

Very sweet and cherries have great flavor and texture.