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Turkish Delight

The story of the creation of Turkish Delight (Lokum) begins in the late 1700s, when Ali Muhiddin Hacı Bekir, confectioner to the imperial court in Istanbul, created bite-sized chunks, cooked with water, sugar, corn starch, cream of tartar and rosewater and sprinkled with powdered sugar at the Sultan’s request!

The Sultan loved this new type of confection and declared it was was “soft and easy to chew, a pleasure, a treat for both palate and teeth, a “comfortable morsel!” The new sweet was hence named as “Lokum”, meaning comfortable morsel in Turkish. It was later  brought to England in the early 19th century by a tourist and was enjoyed so much to be  called “lumps of delight” ! 

Turkish Delight is traditionally consumed aside coffee, and we present it to you as “Medelhavetsfavoritfika” that would also let you enjoy and dream through the wings of history! 

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