Sesame paste (57%), sugar, emulsifier, saponaria root extract, acidity regulator, nature-identical vanillin aroma.
Halva is a beloved sweet in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, the Middle East and Central Asia, with roots dating back to the 11th century near present-day Istanbul. Traditionally served as an end-of-meal treat with espresso, Turkish coffee or mint tea, this wonderful confection is made with pure sesame paste, or tahini, that is delicately whipped with hot sugar. Yielding a light and airy consistency with a crumbly texture, halva is prized for its not-too-sweet nutbuttery flavor. Koska was founded in 1907 and is still a family-run Turkish business. We make our halva with 57% tahini, which means it still contains the nutritional properties found in sesame paste. Rich in protein, antioxidants, calcium and vitamins, this wonderful sweet is delicious as a snack. Enjoy Koska Plain Halva as a topping on ice cream sundaes, or as a cooking ingredient that will add earthy, nutty savory richness to baked goods.