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Lokum, Turkish Delight

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Lokum, Traditional Turkish Candy

Turkish delight is the most well known sweet in the world associated with Turkish cuisine. One of Turkey's most famous exports, Lokum or Turkish delight as we know it, comes in many flavours.

Turkish Delight

Turkish delight is an traditional candy, also better known as Lokum in Turkish.

Traditional Turkish delight has been produced since the 15th century and is the most well known Turkish candy in the world.

Nearly all candy shops sell Turkish delight, which can be seasoned with many different flavours such as rose, walnut, coconut, almond, milk cream, mint, mastic, fruit, date, cinnamon, ginger, pistachio, carnation, or coffee.

The Delight of Turkey

Probably the best known Turkish dessert, Lokum is an essential piece in gift packs to bring back home.

Lokum is made from a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar, and has countless flavours varying from rose to lemon. Nuts like pistachios or hazelnuts are also added to enrich the flavour.

The world adores these cubes of sweetness, so you have to be quick when the package opens.

How to Serve

Turkish delight is often served with Turkish coffee at the end of a meal. A dinner table never lacks Turkish delight that are cube shaped confections flavoured with flower or fruit essence, filled with different nuts and powdered sugar.

Lokum, Traditional Turkish Delight

Lokum, Turkish Delight