turkish delight please
December 19, 2005 8:44 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find nice Turkish Delight?

When I was a kid, I LOVED St. Micheal's Turkish Delight from Marks and Spencers. It was nice and moist and looked just like the stuff in the Narnia movie. I believe it was discontinued, because after that we could only find second rate turkish delight--dry little chunks in a bunch of nasty flavours.

Do any of you have a secret turkish delight source? Rose flavour is a MUST. Other flavours, I can do without.
posted by stray to Food & Drink (16 answers total)
How about Bayco's Turkish Delight?
posted by ericb at 8:51 PM on December 19, 2005

I always get mine fresh from the nice middle-eastern bakeries that are common in my area. Fresh is best!

Of course, I could give you some directions, but since you're not in Melbourne, I'm not sure they'd do any good. You could make your own?
posted by wilful at 9:22 PM on December 19, 2005

is turkish delight a euphemism for hashish?
posted by matkline at 10:48 PM on December 19, 2005

If it were, that would shed a whole new light on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 10:55 PM on December 19, 2005

Related comment in the blue.
posted by andendau at 11:13 PM on December 19, 2005

Tesco, at least in London, often has an 'imported food' section selling Cypriot olives, nuts from various places, sometimes even Irish tea, and nice Turkish delight. Also Morrisons on the Holloway Rd.
posted by altolinguistic at 1:36 AM on December 20, 2005

not that you're anywhere near the UK, though - was misled by the Marks and Spencer reference...
posted by altolinguistic at 1:37 AM on December 20, 2005

If you're near a mall (and who isn't) Williams Sonoma sells a decently overpriced and tasty version of Turkish Delight.
posted by thanotopsis at 5:21 AM on December 20, 2005

In a word, you can't. I've tried nice, fresh Turkish Delight at a wonderful candy shop in Cheltenham and frankly, Turkish Delisght is a total oxymoron, but I guess the name sells better than Turkish Nasty. At least to certain demographics, anyway.
posted by plinth at 5:30 AM on December 20, 2005

Check out tulumba.com. They sell Turkish... anything, almost. And it says they ship worldwide. I've only tried their Baklava (very good), but some Turkish people I know buy all sorts of stuff from them. The prices are reasonable and the site is very nicely built (in my opinion).

Except... no rose that I can see. Maybe they're friendly and you can request it? Hm.
posted by whatnotever at 6:40 AM on December 20, 2005

Middle Easter grocery stores usually carry it. Avoid rose water flavor, it tastes a little soapy. Go for a fruit flavor or if you are adventurous an like nuts (and aren't allergic) get a nut flavor (usually pistachio).

Enjoy! When it's good it's good, when it's not, well, it definitely is not!
posted by Pollomacho at 7:06 AM on December 20, 2005

That should be Middle Eastern if you didn't get that.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:07 AM on December 20, 2005

posted by baker dave at 9:27 AM on December 20, 2005

Make your own.
posted by Araucaria at 9:30 AM on December 20, 2005

I see you're in Vancouver. If you can make it down to Seattle, you can get it at the store called "Turkish Delight" in the Pike Place Market. This thread also mentions a store in Victoria BC.

The Candy Aisle in Vancouver sells a lot of imported candy, especially from the UK. I'm not sure if I've seen Turkish Delight there.
posted by mbrubeck at 9:30 AM on December 20, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks all!
posted by stray at 3:16 PM on December 20, 2005

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