Available December 15th through January 15th
Each Happy New Year Gift Box contains:
New Year’s Vasilopita by Glyka Sweets, 24 oz ~ a round bread with the new year’s numbers and a hidden coin. The bread is cut on New Year’s Eve at midnight or on New Year’s Day and pieces are given to each member of the gathering. The recipient of the piece which contains the hidden coin will have good luck and blessings for the New Year.
Our Vasilopita is a sweet yeast bread flavored with traditional mahlepi and mastica, and sprinkled with sliced almonds. Mahlépi is an aromatic spice derived from the seed of the St Lucie cherry and Mastíca is a resin from the mastic tree which only grows on the island of Chios in Greece. Delicious toasted with butter.
Kourambiedes by Glyka Sweets, pack of 6 ~ delicate butter cookies, gently covered with puffs of powdered sugar, that melt in your mouth. Traditionally served at weddings, baptisms and nameday celebrations, these Greek holiday cookies have toasted almonds inside.
Melomakarona by Glyka Sweets, pack of 4 ~ soft, cake-like, non-dairy cookies made with extra virgin olive oil and fresh orange juice. Instilled with fragrant cinnamon, dipped in a honey syrup and sprinkled with walnuts.
New Year Gouri. Greek good luck charms, known as “gouri”, are a steadfast part of Greek culture existing since ancient times. These objects and traditions offer the belief that luck and good times are ahead. Approximately 12 inches long, one ribbon reads “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” and the other reads “May your house be lucky/blessed.” Made in Greece. Style subject to availability.