Traditions can often highlight elements of a culture that go overlooked. Greek spoon sweets are a perfect example of how a shared culture can still contain variety due to regional variations. Used as a way of greeting guests, these were served from a shared bowl to demonstrate the safety of the food and the hospitality of the host.
This helped them become a favorite of the Turkish Pashas while they occupied Greece and shows how it would have been useful in establishing political relationships in the Middle Ages. Here’s more information about it: