Fig spoon sweet
Fig is one of the most popular summer fruits of the Greek countryside. It is quite nutritional as it is rich in vitamins A and C as well as in calcium, potassium and magnesium. Last but not least, traditional fruit spoon sweets are the only sweets that contain no fat. That’s why they are suggested in low calorie diets.
During the production of our spoon sweets we follow a specific long term process to combine perfectly the fruit and the syrup. The syrup that we are using is original fruit syrup without artificial flavorings and colorings.
Packed in unique glass jars with whole fruits inside, without any broken pieces. This is due our careful selection which is made by hand.
Ingredient list: Figs 55%, sugar, glucose-fructose syrup, acidifier: citric acid, preservative: potassium sorbate 0,1%
1972: Establishment of our company by Vlassis Halvatzis.
1980: Relocation in the area of Nea Filadelfia, Western Attica.
1989 – 1991: The sons of the owner Vassilis & Leonidas Halvatzis are starting to participate to the management of the company. This management structure continues until nowadays.
1993: Establishing of our first production unit in a land of 2000 sq.m. in Aspropirgos area (West Attica).
1997: Relocation and expansion of our production unit in the area of Rizo Skydra (Central Macedonia) in a land of 25.000 sq.m. We continue to exist to that area until today.
1998: Development of new production lines in the canning of ready food and vegetables under the brand name EGEO.
2004: The starting of our export activities. First product an extra fruit jam under brand name Bonjour.
2006: Under the supervision of Lloyd’s Register our company is certified according to ISO 22000: 2005 , BRC & IFS standards.
2007: Establishment of a new production line for the production of the first fruit jam without preservatives in a new innovative safe packaging PP/EVOH/PP.
2011: Launch of new innovative series Greek Steamed vegetables Chalvatzis orchards.
2018: Company Name has changed to HALVATZIS MAKEDONIKI SA on 14/06/2018.
Spoon sweet, the story
The spoon sweet dates back to ancient times when people had to find a solution for the fruit had leftover, and somehow they had to preserve it. Crops goods had not to be thrown away. As a result, they started to use syrup to preserve the goods. The housewives boiled the fruit and turned it into sweets and jams.
Of course, the term "spoon sweet" came from the way these sweets are served, as they are served on a small plate with a teaspoon, with which the visitor eats the sweet.