An old Turkish proverb tells one to eat sweetly and speak sweetly. The origin of Lokum, also known as Turkish Delight dates back to the time of the Ottoman Empire. A whimsical tale tells of the creation of Turkish Delight. In an attempt to appease his beautiful wife, a famous Sultan ordered his confectioner to create a unique sweet. Eager to please his Sultan, the confectioner blended a concoction of syrups, various flavorings, nuts, and dried fruits. After many attempts, the delicately scented and sugary sweet Lokum was created. The Sultan was so taken by this elegant new creation that he appointed the sweet maker the courts Chief Confectioner. Thereafter, a plate of Lokum was served at daily feasts in the Ottoman Court. Turkish Delight is still an important part of Turkish culture but can also be found around the world. Visit our website: www.ziyad.com. Product of Turkey.