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Turkish Delight Going West

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For a long time after its invention, the Turkish Delight was confined within the boundaries of Turkey and was enjoyed only by the Turkish people.

In the 19th century, a British traveler, during his visit to the country, had a taste of Turkish Delight. He liked it so much that he packed a boxful of these gastronomic treats and shipped it to his native land. In fact, it was he who coined the term "Turkish Delight".

Turkish Delights took the west by storm. Pablo Picasso regarded them as aides to his concentration and as such, had them regularly, while Winston Churchill and Napoleon gorged on pistachio filled Turkish Delights.

Today, the Turkish Delight is one of the most favored teatime snacks all around the globe.


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