Monday, October 10, 2005

Fry’s Turkish Delight

Name: Turkish Delight
Brand: Fry’s (Cadbury)
Place Purchased: Cost Plus
Price: $1.79
Size: 1.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 103
Type: Chocolate/Jelly

I’ve included a couple of reviews here for Turkish Delight (or Turkish Paste), which is a rather obscure kind of candy in the States. I found this chocolate covered Turkish delight bar at Cost Plus. It’s a little smaller than a deck of cards.

What intrigued me at first was the quote on it that said that it was “Full of Eastern Promise.” At first I thought it said Easter, so I was confused enough to pick it up and look closer.

The bar is basically a delicately rose flavored jelly center covered with sweet milk chocolate. I happen to like flowery flavors, so it’s a big hit with me. It isn’t heavy and cloying like some fruit, minty or nut flavors can be and it has a pleasant aftertaste that lingers, like I’ve eaten a bouquet.

Being chocolate covered it also solves a common problem I have with Turkish delight, in that it’s usually covered in corn starch, which is just freakishly messy. I just wish it weren’t so danged expensive. Turkish Paste is usually about $8.00 a pound, but this stuff would end up being over $15 a pound. But the cool thing is that most other Turkish Paste is sold in 1/2 pound boxes and I don’t usually want that much, so I guess there is a middle ground in there.

Rating - 8 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:07 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewCadburyChocolateJelly Candy8-TastyUnited KingdomCost Plus

  1. Fry’s?

    Isn’t that an electronics superstore?

    Hard to believe they make candy, too.


    Glad the site’s all back!

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. cost plus as in “world market”, the SF-spawned wicker-basket home-decor-y chain?

    Comment by TG on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Yes, I guess it’s really Cost Plus World Market, but I just call it Cost Plus.

    They have a huge selection of foods, coffee, tea, wine and candy. Not always the best prices, but they definitely have some hard-to-find items.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. Hm. Gonna have to stop in tomorrow on my way home and get one of these. I too enjoy flowery candies. Look for lichee Hi Chew the next time you’re at Mitsuwa. They taste like this rose perfume I bought my (now, sadly ex-) girlfriend in college.

    Comment by Bruce Anderson on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    Thanks for the tip, Bruce. I’d never thought of lichee as being perfumy. I’ve had the strawberry hi chew and thought they were really nice and fruity. A rosewatery one would be awesome!

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  6. Turkish delight is covered in powdered sugar, not corn starch.

    Comment by Helene on 12/01/05 at 6:28 pm #
  7. I just love Turkish Delight, I can’t believe you don’t have them in the USA.  At Easter we also get Turkish Delight Easter Eggs, a little like Rocky Road in that they fill a half egg with chunks of chocolate coated Turkish Delight. mmmmmmmmmmm

    Comment by Maddy on 5/23/06 at 1:56 pm #
  8. This is called Turkish delight but that is name only. I got this several times and like it because my favorite is chocolate covered fruit jelly, but this jelly is too sweet and does not have the consistency of a Turkish delight. The only Turkish delight I’ve ever had that was really good and true to the original recipe is by Divan.

    Comment by yanina on 12/07/06 at 10:58 am #
  9. do you have any idea of how to make turkish delight out of jelly bellies? you know those beans that come in every imaginable flavour… i’m putting together a valentine’s gift, and my partner ADORES turkish delight, and i thought it would be cool to give him the ‘recipe’ in beans. i’ve never been fond of it myself, so i wouldn’t know how to pick the flavours out… but if anybody knows, drop me a line.


    Comment by dindi on 1/02/07 at 9:06 pm #
  10. I hate your candy and why do u sell it so EXPENSIVE??? You are just thinking about money. Are u giving the recipe? I think not. I tasted your Chocolate Covered Turkish Delight. IT tasted like POO. Roasted POO.

    Comment by Samantha on 4/30/07 at 12:08 am #
  11. Saw it on a movie before but never had the pleasure of trying it.  Hope to try it very soon.

    Comment by Analia on 6/03/08 at 3:40 am #
  12. yum yum turkish delight

    I just like saying the name

    Comment by sophie on 6/10/08 at 4:07 pm #
  13. We got some today from our friend in Australia. We hated it. Normally, I like the taste of rose like in rosewater used in making arabic and greek pastries (Baklava, etc) but this was just horrible. I think that it would taste better in lemon probably. Had to eat some violet crumbles to get the horrible taste out of my mouth lol:)

    Comment by Elaine on 8/20/08 at 2:22 pm #
  14. If you like this type of candy then you absolutely must try a “Big Turk”.  We have only found it available in Canada but luckly we have relatives that send it by the box.  It is a purple jelly bar covered in milk chocolate.  It looks exactly like the one you reveiwed by Ricolino. It is not too sweet and the chocolate tastes better than most chocolate in American candies.  Which is strange since it is made by Nestle.

    Comment by Laura & Payton on 10/19/08 at 6:59 am #
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