Eat Like in Crete: Famed Xilouris Cretan Products Now Available in the United Kingdom


London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/09/2015 -- Xilouris Family Products, a Cretan food company specializing in extra virgin olive oil and raw thyme honey, has announced the launch of their products in the United Kingdom via their British based website:

Xilouris Family Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Xilouris Family Thyme Honey are produced in remote and enriched regions on the island of Crete. The olives are traditionally hand harvested and then cold pressed immediately in order to ensure that their nutritional attributes are maintained in addition to having low acidity, balanced taste, rich texture and a vibrant aroma.

Given Crete's geographical location and beneficial climatic advantages, bees feast on rare flowers some of which are so unique that they do not exist in any other parts of the world. An example is white thyme known as 'asprothymos'. The sea surrounding the island gives the thyme honey a special flavor and unique aroma that makes it stand out in consumer preferences.

In discussing the company's long-term plans for the British market, George Xilouris, CEO and Managing Director said, "The entire world has begun to embrace the Mediterranean-Cretan diet. Our family has a long tradition of producing the very staples of this healthy diet- premium quality olive oil and thyme honey. We constantly strive to have the highest of quality at affordable prices. It is worth noting that our products are delivered directly to the customer's doorstep. In fact, orders over forty pounds are delivered for free. The first few weeks of our operations in the UK has been nothing short of spectacular."

The newest edition to the Xilouris catalogue and coming soon to British shores is the company's first organic extra virgin olive oil, 'Rigas'. As with all Xilouris Family Products, processing and packaging is done on the family's premises in ultra-modern facilities and thus strict quality control is assured from harvesting to delivery. The Xilouris Family has found the right balance between traditional cultivation and cutting edge technologies making their products wholesomely tasty while globally certified.

Noted Greek-American chef and personality Diane Korchilas has given Xilouris Family Products a thumbs up as have other major chefs in Greece. But the biggest vote of approval comes from the thousands of mainland Greek and Cretan households who order Xilouris Family Products on a daily basis.

About Xilouris Family Products
Xilouris is based in the quaint village of Profitis Ilia's of Temenos, located in the prefecture of Heraklion-Crete. The family works exclusively with select farmers and boasts their own in-house modern facilities. The company plans to expand its direct to consumer operations as currently olive oil production is roughly at eighty tons annually.

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