It seems that Israeli Halva by Yoffi is unbeatable in the terms of perfect packaging. A tall, well-designed paper box with the transparent pane contains three tiny jars stacked on top of each other. They are filled with different flavor halva: classic vanilla, coffee bean and cocoa bean. Therefore this set is just ideal for everyone who’s looking for some sweet gift made from tahini!
Moreover, if you heard of Israeli halva, you should already know one of the most known local producers called Halva Kingdom. The thing is that Yoffi didn’t make halva which you find inside of the box. In fact, it’s manufactured by forementioned Halva Kingdom. What makes this product even more compelling, I think. So let’s check its taste.
The first one – Cocoa Bean Halva – appeared to be irresistibly delicious. It was moderately sweet and not bitter at all, full of crunchy cocoa nibs and complemented with notable chocolate flavor. The stunning texture of this dessert resembled sherbet, but in some dry, friable form. Consequently, each bit simply melted in the mouth and cast a sweet spell on me. That was really something special!
The second one – Coffee Bean Halva – met me with the wonderful smell of coffee right after opening the jar. As you may guess, the taste was all about coffee and tahini. And I must admit that they made an excelent pair in case of this halva. A lot of specks of black coffee and whole beans defined the major flavor of this luscious and not bitter delicacy made from crushed sesame seeds. Really, it was hard to stop savoring such aromatic treat. By the way, Coffee Bean Halva’s texture didn’t differ from that of Cocoa Bean Halva, yet it was a little bit more juicy.
The third one – Classic Vanilla Halva – had a little bit misleading title. Apparently the word “classic” shouldn’t be applied as the most accurate term in case of sugarless halva 🙂 However the taste was corresponding that title completely and I relished every dense lump of this dessert. Most likely you might not even notice that Classic Vanilla Halva have been made without sugar. It thus was simple, but nourishing and toothsome treat which would satisfy the craving for something sweet in more healthier way. So I might only praise this savory halva. Its texture was soft but firm enough, though all the surface looked moist and quite oily.
In conclusion Israeli Halva by Yoffi wasn’t just another enjoyable dessert which I have tried. This time the tasting turned into some kind of a broader experience. Beautiful packaging, divine smells and diverse flavors of halva – everything made it a true delight. Therefore, regardless of exceptionally high price, Israeli Halva by Yoffi would be a proper (and very recommended) choice.
Price: 17,50 Eur (3 X 90 g in one package) bought on internet store
Ingredients of Cocoa Bean Halva:
tahini (sesame), white sugar, glucose, palm oil, hydrogenated palm oil, crushed cocoa beans (10%), cocoa powder, chocolate fingers (cocoa pulp, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (soy lecithin), vanillin), emulsifier (soy lecithin), foaming agent (saponaria root), stabilizer (mono- and diglycerides), vanillin, acidity regulator (citric acid).
Ingredients of Coffee Bean Halva:
tahini (sesame), white sugar, glucose, palm oil, hydrogenated palm oil, black coffee (1%), crushed coffee beans (1%), emulsifier (soy lecithin), foaming agent (saponaria root), stabilizer (mono- and diglycerides), vanillin, acidity regulator (citric acid).
Ingredients of Classic Vanilla Halva:
tahini (sesame), sweetener (maltitol), palm oil, hydrogenated palm oil, emulsifier (soy lecithin), foaming agent (saponaria root), stabilizer (mono- and diglycerides), vanillin.
- Amazing taste & smell
- Moderately sweet
- Not bitter
- Great texture
- Perfect packaging
- Very expensive (~65 Eur/kg)