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Turkish Delight

Postby Cleander » Jan 11, 2019 1:22 pm

Hello everyone,
Something amazing happened this week. It was all so sudden; I would never have seen it coming. I was in TJ Maxx, wandering in the clearance section, and I came across a shelf where they had fancy, little-known candies and confections on sale. And there, in the middle of it all, was a box labeled TURKISH DELIGHT.
You probably know the rest. (I bought it. Amazingly it was only $1.50 :) ).
This was the first time I've ever had Turkish Delight. And, as some of you could probably have told me, I wasn't all that impressed at first. It was OK while in the mouth, but it had a weird aftertaste. Strangely though, I'm liking it more as I continue to eat it. Maybe I'm just getting used to it. Or maybe I need to stop before I end up betraying my siblings or something. :D
What were your first impressions of Turkish Delight?
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Re: Turkish Delight

Postby Sir Edmond the just » Jan 11, 2019 2:20 pm

I love turkish delight, every year for cristmas my mom and dad get it fore me.
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Re: Turkish Delight

Postby johobbit » Jan 11, 2019 2:27 pm

That is really cool, Cleander! And yes, betraying your siblings might not be the wisest route to go. :))

My mom made Turkish Delight when we were young (mainly because of Narnia). I never developed a taste for it, but always had a bit, just because. B-) The little powdered squares always looked so pretty, but I agree, the aftertaste is iffy. :P I made them once, myself, and they turned out quite well. Our own kids tried it, but certainly didn't love the stuff. Still, it was a fun adventure. I do remember well one ingredient: rosehip, I think it was called, which I believe partially gave Turkish Delight that very distinct flavour.
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Re: Turkish Delight

Postby coracle » Jan 13, 2019 8:54 am

Haha, keep us posted, Cleander, on your gradual enchantment by Turkish Delight!

I love the real stuff, but I'm happy to enjoy the mild, chocolate-coated, gelatine version.
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Re: Turkish Delight

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 13, 2019 2:29 pm

The best place to enjoy Turkish Delight is in Istanbul where in the Grand Bazaar they have whole shops selling different flavours of Turkish Delight. :D At Christmas I received as a present, a small box of assorted Turkish Delight pieces, flavoured with not only the traditional Rose, but also other pieces with Mint or Lemon. I enjoyed all three flavours very much, especially the Mint. Fortunately I've no siblings who might suffer for my actions. ;)
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Re: Turkish Delight

Postby Cleander » Jan 13, 2019 5:38 pm

Well, there's only 5 pieces left... no, make that 4. :D
The brand was Loquamania, which I believe is actually Turkish (from the word ''lokum'', which means Turkish Delight in... Turkish). It has a caramel flavoring, so I suspect I might not be getting the real experience (not sure that I WANT the real experience just now). But overall the caramel is okay.
I've been trying to get my siblings to taste it, but without success. They remember very well what happens afterwards....
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Re: Turkish Delight

Postby King_Erlian » Jan 14, 2019 2:35 am

Fry's Turkish Delight (turkish delight covered in milk chocolate) has been on sale in everywhere that sells sweets in the UK for as long as I can remember (at least 50 years). I love it and I've never had any unpleasant aftertaste. The TV commercials for it (again, going back at least 50 years) feature a jingle that just about everyone in the UK knows. Howard Shore ripped it off in the score for Lord Of The Rings: the bit that goes "daaaaa, da da da daaaaa" (if you're in A minor, the notes are A (half note), G E G (three triplets making up a half note), A (half note)). The first time I saw The Fellowship Of The Ring in the cinema, every time that phrase came up, I would sing "FRY'S TURKISH DELIGHT!!!" It's amazing I didn't get thrown out.
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