Cyprus Passion

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious treat to try in Cyprus, look no further than Soutzoukos. It’s worth noting that in the Cypriot dialect, Soutzoukos is also commonly known as Shoushoukos. Whether you refer to it as Soutzoukos or Shoushoukos, this delectable treat remains a beloved staple in Cypriot cuisine, and a must-try for anyone visiting the island.

In some regions of Cyprus, this delicious treat is also made using pomegranates. Pomegranate soutzoukos is prepared in a similar way, but with the addition of pomegranate juice and seeds to the grape juice mixture. The result is a vibrant red and tangy sweet that perfectly captures the flavors of Cyprus. If you ever get the chance to visit Cyprus, make sure to try both versions of this unique and delicious sweet!

Soutzoukos is made by dipping strings of almonds (or walnuts) in boiled grape juice, which is then left to try and harden. The result is a chewy, candy-like texture that is both sweet and satisfying. Soutzoukos is often served as a dessert or snack, and is a popular gift to bring back from Cyprus.

One of the best places to try Soutzoukos in Cyprus is at one of the many festivals that take place throughout the year. These festivals are a great opportunity to taste authentic Cypriot food and drink, and to experience the warmth and hospitality of the Cypriot people. Some popular festivals where Soutzoukos can be found include the Limassol Wine Festival, the Ayia Napa Medieval Festival, and the Pafos Aphrodite Festival.

Soutzoukos is not only delicious, but also nutritious. Almonds and walnuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats, while grape must is packed with antioxidants and vitamins. So not only is Soutzoukos a tasty treat, it’s also a healthy snack option.


If you’re visiting Cyprus, be sure to try Soutzoukos and experience the sweet taste of this traditional Cypriot delicacy. And if you fall in love with Soutzoukos, you can even try making it yourself at home with a few simple ingredients and some patience.

In conclusion, Soutzoukos is a sweet and unique taste of Cyprus that should not be missed. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the island, be sure to try this delicious treat and experience the flavors and traditions of Cypriot cuisine.

Photograph Credits: NutCracker house

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