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This traditional dessert is inspired by the unique citrus fruits brought centuries ago to the island of Chios by the Venetians. Handmade with the highly aromatic Chian Mandarin, a product of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) that has a more intense flavor and fragrance than the tangerines we know in the States. Whole pieces of peel float in a simple, all-natural syrup of sugar, water, and lemon juice. No preservatives or additives, just a healthy Mediterranean dessert to enjoy straight or as a topping on your favorite treats.
“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 Tangerine Peel version is the epitome of Chios’ hospitality, served only to special visitors…but don’t just save it for visitors, share its tangy sweetness 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, overnight oats, or your morning toast, bagel or waffle. Makes for a gourmet topping of crepes, pancakes and muffins. Try it as a refreshing base for shrubs or to to jazz up your prosecco or cocktail with it. Pair cheeses with it for a unique sensorial experience. And of course, you can even enjoy it the traditional Greek way, as a spoonful of sweet luxury with your afternoon coffee or tea.
Need a recipe? Here is a favorite one for a panna cotta topped with Citrus' Chian tangerine spoon sweet. Or top Maria's flourless chocolate cake for a deliciously special touch.
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INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Chian Tangerine peel (30%), Lemon juice. May contain traces of nuts.
For every 100 gr (3.5 oz), Calories: 289 kcal
Total Fats: <1g
of which Saturates: <0.5g
Total Carbohydrates: 71g
of which Sugars: 70g
STORAGE: Store in a cool 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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