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Bergamot is a unique citrus fruit which many know from the oil that infuses Earl Grey tea. It is said that bergamot is the result of a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange, which may explain its unique bittersweet flavor. This traditional dessert is inspired by the unique citrus fruits brought centuries ago to the island of Chios by the Venetians. Handmade with pieces of bergamot peel floating in a simple syrup of sugar, lemon juice and water - no preservatives or additives at all, just simple island sweetness.
“Spoon Sweets” are that quintessentially Greek accompaniment to coffee, as you’re welcomed to someone’s home with a spoonful on a small plate. The bergamot version has a sparkling bright color and crunchy texture that’s even better with tea, iced or hot…but don’t just save it for visitors, share it with all your family and friends!
Importantly, there are no preservatives, additives, artificial flavors nor colorants.
For foodies with a sweet tooth, Citrus Scent of Memory offers a zestful view into the unique heritage of the Greek island of Chios.
We love this Spoon Sweet as a traditional dessert or as a topping for cheesecake, flan, panna cotta, yogurt parfaits, ice cream sundaes. Add it in your chia pudding, or your morning oatmeal, toast or bagel. Makes for a gourmet topping of crepes, pancakes and muffins. You can even jazz up your prosecco or your cocktails with it. Need a recipe? Here is a favorite one for a panna cotta topped with Citrus' Chian tangerine spoon sweet, which you can make with any of the Citrus Spoon Sweets, or try Maria’s favorite flourless chocolate cake - Spoon Sweets make for a deliciously special topping for it! You can also use the syrup as a unique base for shrubs and to add a sweet surprise to your prosecco or cocktail. We also used it in a light desert with Greek yogurt and gelatin, bringing back childhood memories. Of course, you can even enjoy it the traditional Greek way, as a spoonful of sweet luxury with your afternoon coffee or tea.
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INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Bergamot Peel (40%), Lemon juice. May contain traces of nuts.
For every 100 gr (3.5 oz), Calories: 301 kcal
Total Fats: 2g
of which Saturates: .5g
Total Carbohydrates: 72g
of which Sugars:65g
STORAGE: Preserve at room temperature, in a cool dark and dry place.
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We chose Citrus for the way they have exalted the rare variety of Chian Mandarin, a PGI product, and for the passion they bring to all of their exclusive small-batch products. We love that we can help the team bring the rich history of the Greek island of Chios into a more contemporary, dynamic present here in the States.
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