Turkish Delight is one of the oldest candies out there. Just take a gander at the wikipedia article on it! For those of you who aren’t in the know, it’s a candy that’s kinda like a gummi, but more of a soft sugar confection that’s often flavored with rose water or citrus oils and has nuts in it. It’s often dusted in powdered sugar and they’re really beautiful to look at when all piled on a dessert platter. Most of you may be familiar with it as it’s mentioned in the Narnia books.
This is one of the many store bought brands of Turkish Delight out there. I admit, I’ve never had the stuff fresh and homemade, so it’s hard for me to make an accurate comparison. I’ve had a few varieties of boxed versions before, and I was never really a fan. Part of that is the rose flavoring I’m sure, as I never could get into that. I enjoy fruit flavors much more, and this box appealed to me because of the apricot.
The pieces are closely packed inside this box, so much so that a bunch of them had stuck together despite the heavy coating of powdered sugar everywhere. They were hard to extract because of this, both because of the stickiness and the fact that it made a mess every time I took one out.
The squares are heavily coated in powdered sugar. Co much so I often inhale it accidentally and find myself a coughing fit. The texture is very dense and chewy, and once it’s moistened it gets very sticky. The almonds are very fresh and crunchy and are a nice contrast to the Turkish Delight soft part. The flavor is sweet, and the flavor is very mild, yet delicious. I do get notes of honey, with it’s floral notes, but not so much the apricot. It’s a delicate flavor, and it’s fun to chewy and crunch with the almonds.
Terribly tasty, I’d happily buy it again.
Rating: Will Buy Again