To tell the truth, my addiction to halva was caused specifically by this Turkish helva LALIN (produced by GULLUOGLU). I liked this confection before, but when I tried all versions of famous LALIN helva (plain, with cocoa and with Antep pistachio) few years ago, I was totally smitten with halvamania, which still lasts today. It seems to me now, that LALIN helva had a perfectly balanced bittersweet taste, which was the most suitable for a beginner like me. It was not very strong, vice versa – the taste of it was quite mild. But I clearly felt the notes of both, the bitterness and the sweetness, while eating this halva, and I realised what a heavenly pleasure I had just experienced. The texture of LALIN helva was also very nice: soft, but still firm enough, and a little bit crunchy. I enjoyed every bit of it, what else to be said… After I tried it, I hardly imagined my day without a halva in the morning! Unfortunately, in my country there is a very limited availability of halva, so LALIN helva quickly disappeared from the stores and did not pop up anymore… But recently I got a can of LALIN HALVA WITH ANTEP PISTACHIO from Turkey, so I had a chance to taste it again. And it was still perfect! As I wrote everything above, there is no need to repeat how great LALIN helva is in fact. I may only add that this version with Antep pistachio could be a big joy for those who like these nuts. Why? Antep pistachios grow in Turkey, they are smaller than usual, but have a stronger taste, so you will be satisfied with this halva for sure! Anyway, LALIN HALVA WITH ANTEP PISTACHIO is highly recommended to everyone!
Price: 3,5 Eur (200 g package) bought in local sweets store
Ingredients: sesame paste (52 %), sugar (not indicated %), fructose syrup, Antep pistachio (9%), emulsifier (mono diglyceride), saponaria root extract, acid stabilizer: citric acid (E330).
Nutrition facts (per 100 g):
Energy: 543,38 kcal / 2271,35 kJ
Fat 35,86 g
Carbohydrates 42,52 g
Proteins 12,63 g
- PERFECT MILD TASTE
- NICE TEXTURE
- RICH OF PISTACHIO
- EXPENSIVE (17,5 Eur/kg)