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  • E J. 4 years ago
    When I was young, I remember my parents buying something called "Halva", or similar. Not sure if that was the brand or product name. It was a thick sesame paste covered in chocolate. (Looked like a pair of large Snickers in the packaging.) Super yum. Haven't seen it since. :-(
    • AmyS@Recyclebank 4 years ago

      I agree, halva is super yum, and unfortunately hard to find outside specialty grocery stores. If you can get your hands on a jar of tahini, you could probably make it at home with honey and pistachios (or chocolate, as you had it).

    • E J. 4 years ago
      Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the ethnic / specialty stores in my area. Maybe this is a good reason to start exploring! Regardless, do you have a make-it-yourself tahini recipe that you enjoy?
      And thanks for the reply.
  • Renae R. 4 years ago
    Chocolate tahini?!!? ERMAHGERD!!!
  • John H. 4 years ago
    We have yet to find any store bought tahini that doesn't contain soy. My wife and oldest daughter are highly allergic to soy. Even the jar at the farmers market contained soy. I assume they use it because it's so cheap. IDK. For Us, I occasionally make my own. 1 cup of toasted sesame seeds and 5 tb of extra virgin olive oil in a blender. I usually add some garlic, red pepper, and a splash of lemon juice. The paste is great over pita bread or mix with cumin, cilantro, and spice up that traditional chicken salad. EXCELLENT
  • joanna l. 4 years ago
    I love tahini ! I never thought of using it in pesto...yum!