Packaging of Cocoa Halva by Attiki

Cocoa Halva by Attiki (est. 1928)

I found Cocoa Halva by Attiki in duty free shop at Heraklion airport among various Greek halvas displayed there. One of the reasons why I bought it was the price: it used to be much more expensive than others 🙂 So I was curious to try this halva, which costed more, but was packed quite simple. To be honest, I presumed that this manufacturer cared more about the quality of halva itself and less about the design of the paper box. And it turned out that I was right!

Cocoa Halva by Attiki tasted delicious and it was also an interesting one. Maybe because of the stone-ground sesame (which was used in production process), maybe because of the concealed sweetness, but the savour of this halva was a little bit different. For me, it seemed rather like nourishing snack than a sweet dessert. So, it could be a great choice during Lent or when you are fasting. Its texture was quite soft, but, to state the fact, the surface and the bottom were a little bit sticky…

Although I liked Cocoa Halva by Attiki, the price of this treat seemed overblown. However, if you prefer not bitter halva, the most likely you will enjoy it.

Slice of Cocoa Halva by AttikiPrice: 8,50 Eur (400 g package) bought in duty free shop in Heraklion airport


tahini (grounded sesame), glucose, sugar, emulsifier (mono- and di- glycerites of fatty acids), cocoa (1,1%), saponaria officinalis.

Nutrition facts (per 100 g):

Fat 31 g (of which saturates 5 g), carbohydrates 48 g (of which sugars 45 g), fibre 4 g, proteins 9 g, salt 0,035 g.
Energy: 511 kcal (2135 kj)

Cocoa Halva by Attiki (est. 1928)
Very nourishing
Not bitter
Expensive (21,25 Eur/kg)
Pretty sweet