The History of Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight (Lokum) has an illustrious past. It is an ancient sweet, dating back some 230 years, and was the idea of a confectioner from Kastamonu, high in the Anatola mountains. He came to Istanbul in 1776.

The Sultan, at the time, was very keen on his creation, and his Royal acceptance made Turkish Delight most fashionable. Today, some 230 years later, this institution still produces the best Turkish Delight in the World, and you can enjoy that taste, right here at Sultan Delights, we really hope you agree!


So, What is Turkish Delight?

Turkish delight or lokum is a family of confections based on a combination  of starch and sugar. Premium varieties consist largely of pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts bound by the mixture; traditional varieties are often flavoured with rosewater. The confection is often packaged and eaten in small cubes dusted with icing sugar, or powdered cream of tartar to prevent clinging. Other popular flavours include Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Almond & Coconut, Strawberry, Mint, and of course, Original.

Box of turkish delight

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