Packaging of Halva with vanillin by Tunas

Halva with Vanillin by Tunas (est. 1989)

This was not the first time when I tasted Halva with Vanillin by Tunas. Few years ago I was quite disappointed, but after a long delay I gave it a second chance. What a pleasant surprise awaited me, because this halva had so much better taste now.

I liked its notable bitterness, which wasn‘t overshadowed by the sweetness. And vanillin aroma was not too strong. And, the most importantly, there was no peculiar bitter aftertaste, which upset me when I had tried Tunas halva previously.

Its texture was quite dry and crunchy, somewhat gummy on the surface, but it‘s a frequent problem of the halva bars. Anyway, it was really good example of plain halva you can get at affordable price. Worth of trying.

Halva with vanillin by TunasPrice: ~ 0,40 Eur (40 g package) bought in local Turkish store

Ingredients of Halva with Vanillin by Tunas:

sesame paste (not indicated %), sugar (not indicated %), soapwort juice, emulsifier E471 (mono-diglycerides), food additives: acidity regulator citric acid (E330-Sin330), natural-like aroma vanillin.

Nutrition facts (per 100 g):

Calories 510,71 kcal
Calories from fat: 267,86 kcal
Fat: 30,36 g (saturated fat: 5,36 g, trans fat: 0 g)
Carbohydrates: 51,79 g
(of which sugar: 35,71 g)
Protein: 14,29 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary fibre: 3,57 g
Sodium: 71,43 mg

Halva with Vanillin by Tunas (est. 1989)
Conventional taste
Not expensive (~ 10 Eur/kg)
Quite sugary
Gummy surface