Wow, this summer was what I call a great summer! In Germany, it was so hot and sunny over a long period of time – what’s actually rare here – and I really enjoyed it. But my favourite part of summer was definitely my trip to Greece! Never-ending beaches, clear blue ocean, the sun on my skin, friendly people, extraordinary architecture … I absolutely love that country.

A Canny Surprise 

But what I like most is Greek food – of course! I was totally surprised when I discovered Greek specialties in a way I never expected them: in cans!

They have vine leaves filled with rice, olives, sardines and much more. My can-loving heart bounced like crazy and this is why I have to share some of my most favourite canned specialties from Greece with you!

Honey

I’m a real honey junky! I use it in tea, I love it in yoghurt or on fresh bread with a slice of butter, and I even put it on my lips if they are dry (I know it’s very hard not to lick it off). I’m sure you can imagine how happy I was when I saw honey in cans – in huge cans! They’re absolutely perfect to preserve its best qualities. Canned honey is creamy and intense, just how I like it. Thank you Greece for a great combination of two things I love: honey and cans!

Olive Oil

Which oil do you use when you’re cooking? To be honest, I might use rapeseed oil a little too often. But when I ambled through this cute little Greek supermarket I saw olive oil in cans! No wonder I had to buy it and I directly tried it when I got back to our apartment. I know that olive oil isn’t only a Greek specialty but hey, they offer it in cans. I guess it doesn’t get any better.

Squid/Calamari

I’m sure you know one Greek specialty not everybody likes because it has its own taste and consistency. I’m talking about squids, or as the Greek call it: calamari. Canned calamari was the most unexpected surprise during my holiday in beautiful Greece. But there’s a good reason to offer it in a can: Just like sardines, squids develop a more proper flavour when they’re canned. Great for people who really like it.

More Cans Than Clothes

While other girls buy clothes or souvenirs when they’re on a trip, I collect cans filled with specialties from the country. After my holiday in Greece I came back to Germany with more cans in my baggage than clothes! I can’t wait to eat all this yummy food and to create something nice with all the cans as a memory for this beautiful holiday!

You see, there’s plenty of food in cans you don’t expect in Greece. What extraordinary food did you find in a can abroad? Tell us about your experience!

 

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