About Us – Jannis

About us

JANNIS S.A. was founded in 1965, in Thessaloniki. Our company was one of the first large scale producers of Sesame bars in Greece.

Jannis products were made in cauldrons by craftsmen with absolute care, as they embedded tradition in the manufacturing process. Sesame bar, or pasteli as it is known in Greece, is a traditional Greek confection with documented origins in antiquity. Homer and Herodotus spoke of the snack in the Iliad and other scripts since the 8th and 5th centuries BC. Throughout the ages, our beloved sesame bar continues to be not only a sweet snack, but also a natural source of energy, due to the high-nutritional value of its two key ingredients: sesame and honey.

Since then, our company has grown its product range to meet our customers’ changing tastes and lifestyles. We offer a wide range of Sesame bars, Nut bars, Nougat bars, Greek style delights, and Coconut sticks. With our clientele growing internationally, we adjusted to the international market dynamics and created certified biological (organic) choices.

Throughout all these years, the company has evolved by investing in technology and creating state of the art manufacturing facilities. Yet, Jannis still values the expertise of its personnel and highly invests in it. The secret behind our success remains the product quality for the well-being of our customers. We employ the best practice quality control measures, throughout the whole process, to ensure that our products are of the highest standards.

With more than half a century of dynamic and steadily growing presence, Jannis is the market leader in Greek traditional confectionery and our products are enjoyed by customers around the world. Jannis products are much more than energy bars, gluten free choices or options suitable for vegetarians. We use the finest ingredients that make a natural and healthy snack, yet they leave a delicious flavor in the mouth!

Our products are offered in a variety of packaging and they are ideal for snacking on the go. They are an excellent choice in retail, hotels, coffee shops, vending machines, delicatessen shops, schools, airports and much more.