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5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Turkish Delight

Turkish delight is a deliciously sweet treat that comes in a variety of different flavours to suit all of your sugary needs. Whether you prefer a rich flavour to pair with your coffee, or a sweeter taste as a treat after dinner or as a midday snack – we’ve got you covered!

At Ozerlat UK, we believe that Turkish delight is great for all occasions and is to be enjoyed as a shared experience with friends and loved ones. It is the most versatile confectionery due to the large variety of flavours available, ranging from cinnamon, to rose, to pistachio.

In this article, we will explore details about Turkish delight that you may not have known, as well as the incredible flavours of Turkish delight available on the market.

What Is Turkish Delight? 

Turkish delight is a delicious Turkish candy with a rich history that spans back to the 18th Century and was first produced in Turkey by Bekir Efendi.

Turkish delight, also known as lokum, is made up of starch and sugar and often served in small cubes with a coating of icing sugar to stop the pieces clinging to one another.

ozerlat pistachio turkish delight

Is Turkish Delight Vegan?

Would you believe us if we told you that our Turkish delight is not only vegetarian, it is also vegan suitable and gluten-free? We use cornstarch in our recipe to get the perfect chewy texture. Tuck into any of our delicious Turkish delights with the peace of mind that they are suitable for all to savour and enjoy.

The Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Our Real Turkish Delight

There are so many wonderful things to learn about Turkish delight, however we have narrowed our list to our top 5. Let us let you in on the many great things we love about the popular Turkish candy below!

1. Handmade Turkish Delight

The best Turkish delight is handmade using the original recipe and only using the best quality ingredients. The Turkish delight recipe used in ours has been passed down through multiple generations to continuously deliver the best handmade Turkish delight.

2. Variety Of Delicious Flavours

Turkish delight comes in a wide range of different flavours that embody traditional tastes from Turkey as well as other popular flavours. From rose, cinnamon, pistachio and dates – you’re sure to find something you adore!

ozerlat mastika turkish delight

3. All Natural Ingredients

Turkish delight is a pure and beautifully crafted confectionary that only uses natural ingredients, with no artificial flavours or colours, and without glucose syrup. You can enjoy a sweet treat without feeling guilty!

4. Ozerlat Turkish Delight Is Gluten-Free!

At Ozerlat UK we want everyone to enjoy the beauty of Turkish delight, which is why our special selection of Turkish delight flavours not only taste delicious but are also gluten-free and suitable for vegans! So you can ensure that everyone can enjoy the delicious sweet taste and share in the experience.

5. Turkish Delight Makes The Perfect Gift

Turkish delight can be eaten alone or shared. It makes a wonderful gift. Give this to your friends or family for them to enjoy as a sweet snack or as an after-dinner treat. The perfect gift for a birthday or special occasion.

Choose From Our Range Of Turkish Delight Flavours

Our range of Turkish delights means there is a flavour for everyone, whether you are fancying the fragrant floral notes of rose or the zing of cinnamon!

rose turkish delight

1. Rose Turkish Delight

If you like a sweet treat with a palate for fragrance then you will love our rose Turkish delight. It has a refined and delicate floral taste of rose petals with a delightfully soft texture, making it a timeless and perfect treat.  

pistachio turkish delight

2. Pistachio Turkish Delight

When you enjoy Turkish delight in Turkey, it is all about the pistachio flavour! It is the most popular lokoum flavour due to its soft balance between sweet Turkish delight and the flavours of the perfectly roasted Antep pistachio pieces.

clove turkish delight

3. Clove Turkish Delight 

Our clove Turkish delights have a distinctive and intense aroma. This gives Turkish delight a complex flavour that pairs perfectly with Turkish coffee. It elevates the taste of the coffee flavours and makes for an exquisite pairing. 

date selection turkish delight

4. Date Selection Turkish Delight

Our date selection Turkish delights contain three different varieties with plain date, date & hazelnut and date & pistachio, providing you with a choice of flavours.

mastika turkish delight

5. Mastika Turkish Delight

The flavour for our mastika Turkish delight comes from the gum of the Greek mastic trees, giving it a unique flavour as well as a silky texture. 

cinnamon turkish delight

6. Cinnamon Turkish Delight

You can’t beat the warm flavour of our cinnamon Turkish delight. They have a fragrant aroma that can be enjoyed anytime and when you crave the comforting notes of cinnamon.

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