Katerina Christoforou has built up a successful family-owned and operated business specialising in the making of traditional Cypriot ‘spoon sweets'.
Having emigrated to Australia after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, Katerina and her family were desperate to keep some of their Cypriot traditions alive. Making spoon sweets, a Cypriot delicacy of fruits and vegetables preserved in syrup, was one of these time-honoured traditions. When Katerina returned to Cyprus in the mid-‘80s, she left her family behind in Australia. Alone in her homeland, Katerina began to make spoon sweets to beat homesickness. Her spoon sweets started to gather notoriety and she soon realised that her hobby had the potential to become a successful business.
“I started out making spoon sweets as small gifts for people, but word spread and soon strangers began asking if they could buy them. I had no solid business plan but one jar led to another and soon people were buying a whole boxful!”
Having decided to set up a business, Katerina converted her basement into a larger kitchen and Katerina Home Made Sweets was born. She began selling to local grocers but demand quickly grew and soon large supermarkets across the island were stocking her products.
Today the workshop, which is in the main road between Limassol and Troodos near Lania village, is open for the visitors who would like to taste and buy some traditional products from Cyprus.
Opening hours :
Tuesday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 - 19:00