Turkish Delight

January 27, 2011 | By | Comments (1)

 

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I've heard of Turkish Delight in the past, but to be honest, the only time was in the song "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" and I was never really sure what they were referring to. Well now that I know, I can tell you, it's worth singing about. 

My cousin recently did a study abroad program in Prague and traveled to Turkey while she was there. As a gift to the family she brought back authentic Turkish Delight candies by Ali Baba that are surprisingly decadent. Although the gummy, fruit-flavored candies made from sugar and starch may look like a throwback to a 1950's candy dish, they are light, sweet, and rolled in powdered sugar which gives them a delicate texture. Although the Rose flavor was the group favorite, they come in a variety of flavors including Pistachio, Lemon, Orange, Mint and Almond. Some also come with nuts on top for an extra layer of texture. 

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Although you can't get this exact band very easily in the United States, I have found a similar maker. These little bite-size candies are a great idea for an exotic gift and are very affordable. They are also very pretty for a dessert or appetizer display once removed from the box.

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COMMENTS

  1. Victoria W.

    My son & I first heard about Turkish Delight in the movie “Narnia”!! I was able to find it for him at “Market of Choice” a couple of years ago! Thanks for reminding me of it.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:35 pm

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