The Pappas Post is proud to partner with a small Greek American business owned and operated by Maria Paxos of Canton, Ohio called Gold Ribbon Gourmet.
After sampling dozens of brands and receiving numerous requests from readers about where they could get homemade, traditional Greek pastries in time for the holiday season, we are proud to introduce Maria and her company.
As a special offer to all Pappas Post readers, all orders that include the promo code PAPPASPOST (all one word on the check out where it asks for promo code), enjoy a free gift, compliments of Maria.
*Remember, you MUST include the promo code PAPPASPOST and trust us, you won’t want to miss the free gift.
*Maria is only able to ship to addresses in the United States.
Growing up in a traditional Greek home, Maria was surrounded by the heavenly aromas that would come from the kitchen and go deep into her soul on a daily basis.
Her grandparents were all in Greece so it was her mother that influenced her with her cooking and baking– recipes that she learned from generations of bakers and homemakers before her on the island of Chios.
Her mother would have her pull up a chair to watch her mix ingredients while simultaneously sharing stories of “the old days” on the island. Each cup of sugar and each spin of the mixing spoon became another story, another memory.
Maria would sit, watch her mother’s delicate hands making the pastries and hearing about generations of her own family’s history.
“Sometimes my mom would laugh at the memories and sometimes she would cry. It became more than just making a tray of baklava or a batch of kourambiedes. Baking with my mom became about traditions, stories, a legacy that was passed down from generation to generation.”
The pastries Maria makes are from recipes dating back generations and like her mother taught her— the key is to always use the best quality of ingredients and mix every recipe with love.
Maria transformed her love for baking that was passed down from her mother, and her mother before her, into a successful family business in Ohio called Gold Ribbon Gourmet.
*When you order, remember to include the promo code PAPPASPOST for your tasty free gift.
She’s baked hundreds of dozens of kourambiedes and melomakarona and trays of baklava for weddings and special celebrations, shipping her products throughout the United States.
What separates Maria from so many others?
Her passion, her heritage and her exclusive use of locally-farmed eggs and butter— core ingredients for the most traditional Greek pastries.
*And don’t forget the PAPPASPOST promo code when you check out to get your delicious free gift.