What is Turkish Delight?

Turkish Delight or Lokum is a family of confections based on starch, sugar and cream of tartar. Premium varieties consist largely of pistachios and hazelnuts or almonds; the best Turkish Delight contains only natural flavouring, such as cinnamon, clove, and rose water.

What Ingredients are in Turkish Delight?

  • water
  • granulated sugar
  • tablespoon lemon juice
  • cornstarch
  • cream of tartar
  • rose water
  • confectioner’s sugar
  • vegetable oil
Turkish Delight Ingredients
Turkish Delight Ingredients

Is Turkish Delight suitable for vegans?

Yes, all Real Turkish Delight contains no gelatine or any animal extracts.

How long does Turkish Delight keep?

8-10 Months.

How do I keep Turkish Delight?

In an air tight container at room temperature or refrigerated.

Where to buy Turkish Delight in Istanbul?

So, here are the brands we would recommend:

Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir: I think it is the best choice in Istanbul. You can find it in Taksim or Kadikoy area.

Can I take Turkish Delight in hand luggage?

Yes, you can. There is no restriction about it.

How is Turkish Delight served in Turkey?

Turkish Delight is generally eaten randomly as a sweet treat, but is traditionally eaten with Turkish coffee in the late morning.

Turkish Delight and Turkish Coffee
Typical presentation of Turkish Delight and Turkish Coffee