It tastes like a very sweet jelly with a dry, powdery exterior.
Many flavors of Turkish delight reflect traditional Ottoman at-home pastries- the most popular being rosewater and orange blossom. The base is normally made of starch or almonds, which is then layered with basic syrup, cornstarch and just enough gelatin to make it solidify after candy making. The final touch is often crushed pine nuts as decoration or pistachios as an edible garnish. Ottoman delight was traditionally served for special occasions such as weddings and religious holidays such as Ramadan; today it can be found in confectionery stores all across Turkey, especially during the winter months when flavored sugar becomes available to work into the mix. Flavors range from