Packaging of Al-Rabih halva with pistachios

Halva with Pistachios by Al-Rabih (est. 1975)

Halva with Pistachios by Al-Rabih was some kind of setback if compared to the more delicious Halva with Chocolate from the assortment of the same producer. Why? Mostly because of too dominant sourness, which muffled the overall taste. This was the reason why I simply couldn’t feel sweetness and bitterness of discussed halva.

Anyway, it was quite savory and nourishing snack (thanks to crunchy pistachios) and the texture of this halva was just great. But I had a feeling that its prime was simply distorted by citric acid (unfortunately). So I would better choose Halva with Chocolate by Al-Rabih instead of the one with pistachios. Although, if you don’t mind some extra sourness, this Lebanese treat may suit you fine.

Two slices of Halva with Pistachios by Al-RabihPrice: 4,6 Eur (350 g package) in local Turkish store

Ingredients of Halva with Pistachios by Al-Rabih:

sesame paste, sugar, pistachios, natural whipping agent, partially hydrogenated palm oil, acidity regulator: citric acid (E330), vanilla flavor.

Nutrition facts (per 100 g):

Calories 550 Kcal / 2288 Kj
Fat: 33 g (saturated fat 5 g)
Carbohydrates: 47 g (sugar 47 g)
Protein: 13 g
Dietary fibre: 5 g
Salt: 17 mg

Plastic container with Halva with pistachios by Al-Rabih

Halva with Pistachios by Al-Rabih (est. 1975)
Very nourishing
Pretty sour
Great texture
Really sugary
Quite expensive (13,14 Eur/kg)