Packaging of Helva with pistachios by Esma

Helva with Pistachios by Esma

A very basic taste could be pointed as the main feature of Helva with Pistachios by Esma. This dessert did not upset me, but I wasn’t left in state of euphoria, either. Niente di particolare as Italians say. Let‘s admit that it was quite sweet, but kindly bitter, and the texture was pretty good. Also the pistachios added some pleasant crunchiness to this halva. Nevertheless I thought to myself that one more fistful of these nuts could have made the overall impression much better.

Anyway, Helva with Pistachios by Esma isn’t a bad choice. Still, I think that there‘s a rich choice of better options if you‘re looking for a tasty Turkish halva.

Two slices of Helva with pistachios by EsmaPrice: 4 Eur (350 g package) bought in local Turkish store


sesame paste (65%), sugar, pistachios (8%), soapwort extract, citric acid, flavour: vanilla.

Nutrition facts (per 100 g):

Energy: 554 kcal / 2317 kJ
Fat 31 g (of which saturates 3,5 g)
Carbohydrates 52,7 g (of which sugars 40 g)
Protein 16,1 g
Salt <0,01 g

Helva with Pistachios by Esma
Basic taste
Kindly bitter
Good texture
Not expensive (11,43 Eur/kg)
Quite sweet
Too few of pistachios