Olyra Breakfast Biscuits Hazelnut Carob


$29.99 / 6 Boxes

  • USDA Organic
  • 5g plant-based protein
  • Non-GMO
  • Sustained energy from Ancient Greek Grains
  • Ingredients List: whole grain flour (spelt, oat, lupine, barley), cane sugar, RSPO palm oil, hazelnuts, hazelnut paste, carob flour, honey, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves             

    *All ingredients are organic  


Spartan Warriors trained hard every day to achieve virtue, develop stamina, and secure battle superiority. In times of peace and war, their eating habits were ruled by frugality. For breakfast, which was their main meal, they usually preferred foods with invigorating properties like hazelnuts, but they also munched on sweet carob pods.

Pausanias of Sparta: After the victorious (for the Greeks) Battle of Plataea, the Spartan Commander-in-Chief Pausanias entered the campaign tent of Mardonius and, impressed by the wealth, refined decorations, and ornaments therein, ordered the Persian cooks to prepare a meal, as elaborate as the one they offered their master. Upon the sight of tables brimming with exotic delicacies, Pausanias ordered his cooks to prepare a frugal Spartan meal. Once all had been prepared, he called for his Greek commanders and with the tables laden with extravagant Persian treats in full view, remarked jokingly “Greeks, I ordered you here to show you the stupidity of the Medean ruler, who dines in luxury every day and campaigned against us to seize our poverty.”

Contains high levels of B-complex vitamins and folate to keep your intestines healthy and boost your immune system

High in protein, helps prevents digestive issues and helps with appetite control

High in vitamins and minerals, helps relieve constipation and decrease blood pressure.

A natural source of protein and fiber, aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels

There are very few recipes for desserts from the classical years that have not been lost in the passage of time. One of the most complete to this day, due to the written account of Athenaeus of Naucratis in The Dinner Sophists/Philosopher/Experts, is for the celebratory and elaborate treat “gastris”; a thin pie stuffed with threshed hazelnuts, bound together with honey, and seasoned with sesame and poppy seeds and black pepper. It’s believed that this recipe was conceived as an exotic culinary idea in Crete, where all the main ingredients, except for the imported and highly priced black pepper, were available in abundance. The recipe soon became known all over the world, and continues to be popular to this day.

The fruit of the carob, due to its unusual shape, was widely known as “keratio” in ancient times, meaning “a small horn”. As the seeds contained within every “keratio” weigh approximately 0.2 grams, many a money charger used them to weigh precious metals. Likewise, “keratio” was established as the standard unit of measurement for precious stones and it is used thus to this day, with a slight change in its name from “keratio” to carat.

INGREDIENTS: Flour* (whole grain spelt flour*, whole grain oat flour*, lupine*, whole grain barley flour*), cane sugar*, sustainable palm oil*, hazelnuts*, hazelnuts paste* carob flour*, honey*, flaxseed flour*, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon*, cloves*. *organic

Contains: Wheat, Tree Nuts.

Produced in a facility that uses as raw materials:
Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Soybeans.