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turkish delight [Dec. 28th, 2005|10:13 am]
Oh! I forgot to mention, in my post about discovering things, that when zalena came over the other day and watched Last Exile with us, she brought us a box of turkish delight, so I now know what it is!

I had thought that it was something like divinity; this is competely wrong. It's a kind of a gel, halfway between jello jigglers and the insides of those fruit-slice candies, brightly-colored and coated in powdered sugar. The box we got was flavored either lemon or rose, and colored yellow or red, respectively.

It's really, REALLY sweet, although if you rinse the powdered sugar off under the tap it's a lot better, and pretty decent. I liked it.

[User Picture]From: zalena
2005-12-28 09:23 am (UTC)
I often compare it to Applets and Cotlets, since most people have had those. (I believe its pretty much the same kind of candy.)

You rinsed off the sugar? [mortified.]

What's your favorite kind of candy?
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2005-12-28 09:59 am (UTC)
It comes in chocolate-covered also. Friends of mine brought some of that back. Some Turkish Delight is rather like nougat, rather than gel-like, and some resembles India Burfee in texture.
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[User Picture]From: polyrhythmic
2005-12-28 10:22 am (UTC)
Yes, but did you like it enough to promise to deliver your brother and sisters to the woman who gives it to you?
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[User Picture]From: arcticturtle
2005-12-28 10:31 am (UTC)
That's what I was gonna ask...

Incidentally, I think Edward looks a little more heartless to us in this sugar-drenched age; kids in besieged Britain probably got candy a couple times a year, so we're talking serious temptation.
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From: detailbear
2005-12-28 01:27 pm (UTC)
The war was on. Sugar was rationed. Some children didn't get any candy for the duration.
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2005-12-28 05:03 pm (UTC)
There was licorice. Which only makes the point more poignant..
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