Organic Artisanal Greek Halva (Honey & Cocoa)
Our organic artesanal greek honey & cocoa halva is a new take on a classic Greek and Middle Eastern dessert. This organic halva is made with crushed sesame seed and is sweetened with real honey.
More convenient than ever, this luscious confection is available in a 75 g single portion, snack sized packaging, making it ready to eat wherever you are. Imported from Greece, this premium organic halva is sodium and cholesterol free. Enjoy it after a meal with coffee or tea.
Halva is a snack that can be eaten at any time solely or with bread, tea, coffee, wine. The taste is sweet and comes in many different textures and flavors. It depends on the additional ingredients like peanuts, almonds, pistachios, chocolate and others.
Where is halva from?
- The first known written halwa recipe appeared in the Arabic Kitab al-Tabikh (The Book of Dishes) from the early 13th century.
- According to Alan Davidson of The Oxford Companion to Food, halwa is an Arabic dish. Eight different types of halva and their recipes are mentioned in middle eastern culture.
- Food historians suggest that the halva was found sometime in 3000 BC. As old as the hills and their roots. The word "halava" is considered Arabic and has its origins in the word "halwa", which means "sweet dish" or "sweet meat".
- The handmade traditional Greek halva is made from tahini (crushed peeled sesame seeds), sugar syrup 41%, sugar 5.5% and vegetable oil 2% with additional different textures (nuts) and flavors. Sesame halva is popular in the Balkans, the Middle East, and other areas around the Mediterranean. The main ingredients in this confectionery are sesame butter (tahini), sugar, glucose and / or honey.
- The name has made a long journey, which is why it has been defined as Halava in Sanskrit, Halawa in Egypt, Halvas in Greece, Halvah in Hebrew, Hilwa or Halawi in Arabic, Helva in Turkey, and Halva in India.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.