A "sweet" story begins in 1930 in Agrinio, when Mr Themistocles Bariamis establishes a small business with traditional sweets/ desserts, such as vanilla (well known as "submarine" sweet), candies, pastel bars and other Greek delights.
In 1960, his son Chris takes charge of the business with the same passion and the region of Western Greece discovers the taste and quality of the Bariamis company.
Nowadays, his children have undertaken to "introduce" the traditional delights abroad.
Taste the wonderful flavors of the traditional handmade delights of the Bariamis Company and you will discover all the forgotten flavors and aromas of the Greek "land", which never stops to "offer" us so generously.
Agrinio is the largest city of the Aetolia-Acarnania regional unit and it is the connecting link between Aetolia with Acarnania. The city’s position, in the land of Aetolia-Acarnania, is defined by the Achelous River that runs alongside it and it is located northwest of Lake Trichonida, almost at the edge of the “grand Aetolian plain”. It is situated at the foot of the Panaitoliko mountain range.
The city started developing rapidly, especially after the end of the 19th / beginning of the 20th century, when it turned en masse towards the production of tobacco. Huge storage houses and tobacco-processing factories were built, with the most important ones being those of the families Papastratou, Papapetrou and Panagopoulou.
Apart from tobacco, the area is famous for its feta cheese and its olives. In Aetolia-Acarnania, there is also production of: maize, hard wheat, barley, rice, legumes, oranges, lemons, asparagus, fresh country tomatoes, watermelons, melons, plums, kiwis, forages, various fruit and many more. At the same time, the region is a frontrunner in sheep/goat farming and the production of milk, while it also holds one of the highest positions in the domestic pork meat production. There is also development in cattle farming, especially in the form of packs.