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Halva – Food of the Gods

Halva – Food of the Gods

Halva is a sweet dessert is made from ground sesame paste (tahini) and a heated mixture of sugar or honey and a popular fasting food. After all the ingredients are incorporated, the tahini-sugar combination is left to dry and become quite crumbly.

Halva is a very popular dessert in Greece, especially during Lent before Greek Easter, when it is permitted to eat this food.



You can find Halva in a wide range of tastes while the most popular ones are vanilla and chocolate enriched with different nuts.

The word halva is Middle-Eastern in origin, which is derived from the word “halwa” which means ‘candy’ or ‘sweet’. In Greece we call it Grocer’s Halva because it was sweet that housewives were buying from the nearby grocery stores/ You can order it online at our e-shop.

Halva, despite being yummy is also very nutritious and one of the healthiest sweets one can consume, that is one of the reason why is popular fasting food. One superfood indeed! Copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, vitamin B1, fibre are the nutrients that it contains. It is an ideal food for children and a real energy bomb.

This beloved Greek dessert, goes beyond the classic sesame variety. Here’s a glimpse into its flavourful world:

Chocolate Halva: A modern twist, this version blends the nutty richness of halva with decadent chocolate, creating a delightful treat for chocoholics.

Almond Halva: Toasted almonds are incorporated into the semolina base, adding a delightful textural contrast and a subtle sweetness that complements the halva’s natural flavor.

Vanilla Halva: Pure vanilla extract infuses the semolina base, offering a delicate sweetness and floral aroma. It’s a subtler option for those who prefer a lighter flavor profile.


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