Melekouni is a healthy traditional sweet of Rhodes with high nutritional value. It is known for its rich and soft texture and is made mainly from honey, sesame, almonds, orange and cinnamon. There are several local varieties that include pistachio, almond, spices etc. Melekouni stands out from the other similar products due to the exclusive use of honey, instead of that of sweeteners. In earlier times, it has been a traditional local sweet offered mainly at weddings, baptisms, etc. while it is widespread in recent decades.
In December 2017 it was certified by the European Commission as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) product.