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!

LALIN HALVA WITH ANTEP PISTACHIO by GULLUOGLU

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
 

LALIN HALVA WITH ANTEP PISTACHIO by GULLUOGLU

LALIN HALVA WITH ANTEP PISTACHIO by GULLUOGLU (est. 1871)
  • PERFECT MILD TASTE
  • NICE TEXTURE
  • RICH OF PISTACHIO
  • EXPENSIVE (17,5 Eur/kg)
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