Barley ring rusks
Tsatsakis bakery focuses on tradition and uses pure raw materials to create baked goods inspired by the famous Cretan diet.
Twice-baked rusks, rich in beneficial ingredients for the human body, without preservatives, with yeast and rich in fiber, for a balanced diet for all the family members.
It contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame, tree nuts and dairy products(lactose).
Tsatsakis S.A. began its activities as a family bakery in 1998 in the Stavrakia village, near Heraklion, by five brothers of Tsatsakis family. Over the years the family bakery grew by establishing the first 1.200 m2 factory in 2002 on the 11th klm of Heraklion-Mires National Road. Tsatsakis products had a high acceptance by the customers and due to the increased markets demand, just a year later the second 1.700 m2 factory was established in modern facilities on the 10th klm of Heraklion-Mires National Road.
Tsatsakis Company is specialized in the production and distribution of a wide range of bakery products (Breadsticks, crisps, cookies, croutons, Rusks) including traditional Cretan rusks based on Mediterranean diet. Both factories make products of high quality by using pure all natural ingredients, in accordance with the regulations of quality management & food safety management systems. The company is certificated with IFS in Higher level and for Protected Geographical Indication rusks products.
Today Tsatsakis S.A. has 40 employees, its products are sold all over Greece and we are exporting to several countries.
Ever since it began its activities, the priority of staff and management was to keep the traditional and hand-made form of products, to ensure their quality and to improve and evolve them.
The Cretan rusk
The Cretan rusk, or widely known, Cretan Ntakos, is one of the most recognized traditional products of Crete. The rusk, or Ntakos, is twice-baked bread, made in such a way that it comes to the best taste result.
The Cretan rusk counts centuries of life. Its creation came from the need to preserve bread for a longer period of time, as in the past there were no refrigerators or other ways of preservation. Especially for those who worked as sailors, shepherds, or farmers, very common jobs on the island of Crete, the rusk was highly useful, as it could be preserved for a long time.