In the Name of Delight

The Turkish Delight or the lokum actually goes by the name of "rahat lokum". Though not yet confirmed, it is felt that the word lokum is actually a distortion of an Arabic word "rahat-al-hulkum", meaning contentment of the throat in Arabic and a piece of contentment in Turkish.

There is no dearth of people who swear by the Turkish delight and for these loyalists, the Turkish Delight by any other name is still a Turkish Delight.