Hi everyone! Happy Thursdays 🙂 It’s almost Friday and I hope you guys all had a great week so far. Today I discovered a new sweet called “Turkish Delights.” I had no idea what it was so I was curious to try it.
“Turkish Delight” is a traditional sweet and was introduced to Europe in the 18th century. Turkish Delight is shiny but because it’s dusted with icing sugar, it loses its shine, but the inside of it is clear. Koska is a brand that specializes in Turkish Delights and is a family run business.
Koska Turkish Delights is Vegetarian Society Approved, Kosher Certified, Vegan, Gluten Free, GM Free
The confection is packaged in small cubes and I thought it was buttery toffee covered with powdered sugar at first. That’s until I grabbed one and noticed it had a squishy soft texture, similar to gummy candy. To my surprise, it reminded me mochi because of its chewiness and slight sweetness to it. The inside had a perfectly centered hazelnut which added a delicious touch to it. It’s actually made of starch and sugar where dates, pistachios, and hazelnuts or walnuts are bounded in the gel.
My friend told me she never tried it but heard it was from a movie called Narnia. I haven’t really watched that movie to notice they mentioned the candy there. Does that mean I’m magical now? Hehe.
What I like about this confection is that it’s not too sweet and you can tell it’s clearly made of honey in which it’s usually sweetened with honey or molasses.The hazelnut was a night nutty flavor which balanced the treat really well. The powdered sugar wasn’t too sweet as IO was actually expecting it to be much sweeter.
One square of the Turkish Delights is only 55 calories!
Have you tried Turkish Delights? Try it because they’re “lezzetli”! (Delicious in Turkish)