Food & Drink Awards 2019

Page 10 LUXlife 2019 Food & Drink Awards Located in the heart of the Cypriot countryside, Katerina Homemade Sweets Ltd produces traditional ‘spoon sweets’, a form of treat that is made with preserved fruits. As part of our overview of some of this year’s Food and Drink Awards we profile the firm to find out how it has risen to become a tourist attraction and a key player in keeping this traditional sweet on the market. Katerina Homemade Sweets Ltd: Best Traditional Fruit Preserve Brand 2019 - Cyprus On Cyprus, spoons sweets are a long-held, yet retreating tradition. For these delicious treats, fruits are stewed down with sugar to a desired consistency and available in a wide range of flavours. Seeking to keep this traditional alive, Katerina Homemade Sweets offers 54 different kinds of spoon sweets, as well as 42 different jams and 28 different traditional liqueurs. These delicious products are handmade, without any preservatives or additives, making them a great alternative to modern sweets. In an age where sweets are often unhealthy and filled with preservatives and chemicals, Katerina Homemade Sweets offers a creative new approach for adults and children alike. The firm is passionate about keeping spoon sweets and other Cypriot traditions alive, passing the recipes on and showing the world that there is more to this beautiful Mediterranean island than meets the eye. These sweet treats are available in a range of unique flavours, including garlic sweet and jam, chili pepper sweet, aloe vera sweet, walnuts jam, taro roots jam, prickly pear sweet, and jasmine flower liqueur, among many others. As one of the few remaining purveyors of these delicious sweets, the firm has to work hard to entice a younger market and remain relevant in the face of modern, trendy sweets. In order to keep customers interested in traditional treats, Katerina Homemade Sweets has created a line of wedding and christening favours, fruit preserves in nice fancy jars decorated and offered to guests. The team also hold tour guides to tourists and local Cypriots alike, were people can learn about its products, what they are and why we need to preserve this longstanding tradition. A family-run business, Katerina Homemade Sweets contributes much to the local community not only by offering tours, but also by employing local people and by showcasing the benefits of this local tradition. Spoon sweets are a key part of Cypriot culture, and creating them by hand has been a custom on the island for hundreds of years. Katerina Homemade Sweets is proud to be keeping this alive and showcasing the benefits of this traditional treats. Taking between 15 and 20 days to produce, this traditional process is no easy task, but the team at Katerina Homemade Sweets are proud of how hard they work and how they craft these perfect treats and keep the tradition alive. With the traditional sweet business now firmly established Katerina Homemade Sweets is keen to enhance its reputation for excellence and expand its range to cater to even more consumers. As such, the team is now creating a line of sugar-free products so that even those on restricted diets can enjoy these delicious sweets. The team is also expanding its traditional liquor range to tempt even more drinkers. This growth will allow the team to prosper further and show even more customers from around the world the benefits of traditional spoon sweets. Company: Katerina Homemade Sweets Ltd Name: Katerina Christoforou Address: Laneia Village, Limassol-Troodos main road, 4750 Postal address: P.O.Box 70107, 4161 Kato Polemidia, Limassol, Cyprus Telephone Number: +35725432000 Web Address: