No confection defies description like halva: dense yet flaky, creamy yet crunchy, sliceable yet spreadable. While the word “halva” can refer to a number of different sweets around the world, arguably the most popular version is tahini-based halva, a dense, semi-soft solid sweet that can be sliced and eaten, or flaked into airy, melt-in-your-mouth crumbles. The chocolate in Hebel & Co's halva is swirled in to create the perfect ratio of chocolate to soften the halva, yielding an especially soft, smooth texture. It's perfect for folding into baked goods or crumbling over oatmeal, yogurt or ice cream. We especially love how the ribbons of chocolate contribute sweet bursts of flavor but don't overpower the halva's nutty richness—think of this one as a sophisticated spin on chocolate and peanut butter.
Los Angeles-based company Hebel & Co makes its small-batch, wonderfully textured halva by hand using our favorite brand of tahini, Soom Tahini. Halva is often eaten on its own as a candy or spread on toast, but you can also crumble it over oatmeal or fold it into such desserts as homemade ice cream, brownies or cookie dough.
Net Weight: 8 ounces
Ingredients: Organic sesame seeds, organic tapioca syrup, organic cane sugar, chocolate (cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter), organic quillaja saponaria extract, organic vanilla extract
Allergens: Contains sesame; manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts.