Packaging of Halva cocoa by Cretamel

Halva Cocoa by Cretamel (est. 1996)

I noticed Halva Cocoa by Cretamel earlier while looking on the web for Greek halva manufacturers. But only when I came to Crete I bought it in the local supermarket.

The packaging was quite nice, though a little bit “touristic”. It was filled with two pieces of halva, placed in separate containers (they were much smaller than you could expect to find inside).

Anyway, the halva itself was very good! Sweet, but not too much, quite crunchy and with delicate bitterness. And it had a strong cocoa flavour, which made the whole taste just amazing. Only the quite sticky texture of this halva I could criticise – it was really hard to slice it into nice pieces even with a sharp knife.

But generally I was impressed after tasting Halva Cocoa by Cretamel. I really liked it and I’d definitely recommend this treat to everyone, who admires Greek halva.

Slice of Halva Cocoa by CretamelPrice: 4,24 Eur (200 g package) bought in local store in Crete


tahini (crushed sesame seeds), glucose-fructose syrup, defatted cocoa powder (3%), palm oil, saponaria officinalis extract, vanillin.

Nutrition facts (per 100 g):

Energy: 542 kcal (2260 kj)
Fat 32,8 g (of which saturates 6,8 g), carbohydrates 44,6 g (of which sugars 36,8 g), dietary fiber 5,9 g, proteins 14,2 g, sodium 0 g.

Two containers of Halva Cocoa by Cretamel taken out from the packaging

Halva Cocoa by Cretamel (est. 1996)
Moderate sweetness
Delicate bitterness
Strong cocoa flavour
Expensive (21,20 Eur/kg)
Contains palm oil