It’s hard not to salivate over Turkish delight (lokum), which is a sweet delicacy made of starch and sugar added with nuts or fruits. Popular flavors include pistachio, rosewater, cinnamon, orange, and lemon.
These sweet bites are available in different sizes, shapes and flavors, but each promises to be a delicious and delightful treat.
Ask the sellers about the ingredients because some flavors, like the buffalo cream, spoil easily so they are not suitable for carrying around on a long journey.
Best gifts for: Anyone
Portable level: Easy to manage
Price range: TRY20 – 60 (US$5 – 18) per 500-gram box
Where to buy
– Haci Bekir outlets
– Spice Bazaar
– Arasta Bazaar
– Grand Bazaar
– Confectionery shops