Before we go any further lets nick from Wiki an explanation on what the hell Halva is ...
Halva (halawa, alva, haleweh, halava, helava, helva, halwa, halua, aluva, chalva) refers to many types of dense, sweet confections, served across South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Malta and the Jewish world.
The term halva (Arabic: حلاوة ḥalāwah / حلوى ḥalwá Bengali: হালুয়া Urdu: حلوہ ), meaning "desserts" or "sweet", is used to describe two types of desserts:
- Flour-based – This type of halva is slightly gelatinous and made from grain flour, typically semolina. The primary ingredients are clarified butter, flour, and sugar.
- Nut-butter-based – This type of halva is crumbly and usually made from tahini (sesame paste) or other nut butters, such as sunflower seed butter. The primary ingredients are nut butter and sugar.
Well as you might have guessed the halva we had on offer from this bar was the nut-based stuff.
This was a bar one of our reporters found in their local Tesco shop on sale in the foreign food section. It came described as simply chocolate coated halva with cocoa and in a beautiful black wrapper that had very lovely golden coloured fonts.
As these bars were only £0.40 a pop our reporter was kind enough to buy every on the office one to try. During one of our numerous tea breaks we all gave it a try and unanimously we all absolutely loved it. These bars were insanely chocolatey with a delightful sesame nuttiness at it's core. The texture was a little fast melting due to it's oiliness, though most in the team loved this saying it was almost like a nice crunchy truffle centre. One bar was almost certainly enough to substantiate as a chocolate fulfilling experience.
Overall we aren't experts when it comes to Havla but this bar was really rather good. It's likely that if it's available in our little poxy Tesco's down the road it's going to be available in your one too. Go check our the foreign food aisle for these little Mezap Chocolate Coated Havla bars. They not only pack a bunch in the chocolate department but they are a little different from your normal chocolate bar to boot. Let us know what you think of it @ChocMission.
8.5 out of 10