Thursday, May 29, 2008

Koska - Traditional Floss Halva ...Turkey


Halva is a type of sweet confection found in the Middle East. Most of the confections are quite dense and are sweetened with sugar or honey.

From Wikipedia...."Floss halva is a traditional sweetmeat, prepared in Turkey, made by flossing thin strands of halva into a light confection. Made primarily of wheat flour and sugar, the strands are continuously wrapped into a ball shape and then compressed. The result is a halva with a light consistency, similar to cotton candy."

This box of floss halva contains 12 little "bundles" of compressed floss and cost approx. $3. The texture is very similar to typical floss except it does not melt as easily in your mouth. Whereas it seems candy floss melts as soon as it comes into contact with your mouth, the halva takes a bit more moisture to dissolve and feels heavier. Halva also seems to have thicker strands that remind you of wig hair or yarn.


The little bundles have what appears to be crushed up nuts sprinkled on top.

I thought the flavor was good - sweet and nutty. My daughter did not like it almost instantly. Barely a taste in her mouth and she says "tastes chocolatey and nutty". The boy said "The same. Give me more". So the boy loved it and would have eaten as much as I gave him, and the girl would barely take a bite.


The ingredients are: wheat flour, sugar, vegetable fat, nature-identical aroma (vanillin), acidity regulator (citric acid).

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't look that great, but I'm sure that it is very tasty. After all who doesn't like the flavour of chocolate and nuts !

ames said...

Sounds delicious! But it really does *not* look like food, it rather looks like something from the fabric store...

Anonymous said...

I know this stuff. Delicious.. espcially the ones in chocolate shell! Good thing I live in Turkey, I can get them down the strip. But still, my #1 thing here is pisrachio cakes, you just can't have enough!

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Anonymous said...

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Wonderful... You should try it... It is really cheap, I love PİŞMANİYE :)) http://stamboulbazaar.com/turkish-tastes/turkish-floss-halva-pismaniye

János Nagy said...

Finom. Ne harapd! Csípj belőle!

János Nagy said...

Finom. Ne harapd! Csípj belőle!