On the whole, Olympos Halva Pistache by Papayianni Bros impressed me in a big way. Its taste was just breathtaking! I guess that such bittersweet delight might please even the most discerning sweet tooth. As this halva was sealed in the can, all of its qualities have been perfectly preserved. Therefore I had an amazing feeling like I was tasting the just made treat. Believe me, the smell and the flavor of each crumbly bit of Olympos Halva Pistache simply put me on cloud nine, figuratively speaking 🙂

Even so I spotted two minor flaws. Because of quite dry and brittle texture it was a really challenging task to take out the intact slice of that halva for taking picture of it. (Here I want to remark that for me the taste has a priority, that’s for sure, but you may give more importance to such detail.) Also I missed more of pistachios in this halva. There were enough of them to make me sense some lovely nutty savor, but Papayianni Bros should add extra handful of these nuts, I think 🙂 Then Olympos Halva Pistache would be a luxury dessert indeed and I could rate it with 5 stars instead of 4 and a half!

Picture of Olympos Halva PistachePrice: 5 Eur (400 g package) in local gourmet store

Ingredients of Olympos Halva Pistache by Papayianni Bros:

tahini (sesame paste), glucose-fructose syrup, 5% pistachio, vegetable oil (palm oil), soapwort extract, vanillin.

Nutrition facts (per 100 g):

Energy: 540 kcal (2260 kj)
Fat 30,5 g (of which saturated 5,4 g)
Carbohydrates 53 g (of which sugars 41,5 g)
Dietary fibers 4,4 g
Proteins 13,7 g
Salt 0 g

Picture of the can of Olympos Halva Pistache

Olympos Halva Pistache by Papayianni Bros (est. 1949)
  • Breathtaking taste
  • Wonderful smell
  • Brittle texture
  • Very sweet
  • Great packaging
  • Quite expensive (12,5 Eur/kg)
4.5Overall Score
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