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syrup

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Halvah Tue, 10/10/06 2:26 PM (permalink)
I found this interesting website www.halvah.biz. Has anyone out there had the experience eating this. At my stepsister's weding there was a giant piece of the stuff. I remember taking it to school for lunch for a couple of months. Halvah seem available at the local Deli, but not at most grocery stores. If you had it you won't forget the taste.
 
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    fabulousoyster

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    RE: Halvah Tue, 10/10/06 2:53 PM (permalink)
    Delicious. Joyva makes wonderful halvah.
    I have recipe and tried to make it on my own, but it comes out different than Joyva's. Joyva's is better.
    I like marble (chocolate mixed in) halvah and plain vanilla with pistachio nuts.
     
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      dbrandon

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      RE: Halvah Tue, 10/10/06 2:57 PM (permalink)
      Good stuff. I get the Joyva occasionally-- it's available at my local grocery store (Stop and Shop)

      Dan B,
      food jew
       
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        NYNM

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        RE: Halvah Wed, 10/11/06 9:04 AM (permalink)
        I had forgotten about halvah, brings back memories. I know these are mideastern foods - I associate them with the Jewsih community too. I am curious if this is just a local/ethnic thing or if folks all around the country eat it?
         
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          6star

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          RE: Halvah Wed, 10/11/06 10:41 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by NYNM

          I had forgotten about halvah, brings back memories. I know these are mideastern foods - I associate them with the Jewsih community too. I am curious if this is just a local/ethnic thing or if folks all around the country eat it?

          When I worked (for 37 years) at the Ben Schwartz Food Mart in Peoria (IL) we always handled the Joyva halvah bars in vanilla, chocolate, marble and chocolate covered in the dairy case, and they always sold well. According to their website ( http://joyva.com/ ) Joyva has been making halvah since 1907!
           
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            Jennifer_4

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            RE: Halvah Wed, 10/11/06 11:49 AM (permalink)
            for some reason halvah has been harder and harder to find here in fresno. It used to be readily available, and now I really have to hunt for it or buy it at a middle eastern specialty store.. i love the stuff.. but i love most sesame seed related things, those little pieces of honey sesame candy, sesame crackers, sesame dressing.. my hubby's ex boss used to heat it (plain halvah) up inside of pita bread..
             
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              syrup

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              RE: Halvah Wed, 10/11/06 1:24 PM (permalink)
              Joyva makes a great Rasberry Chocolate Bar. In The Joy Of Yiddish
              the is a pretty good entry for Halvah.
               
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                stellatj

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                RE: Halvah Tue, 10/17/06 5:12 PM (permalink)
                i love the choc covered halvah and the jelly bars i order them cant find them locally when i lived in ny they were everywhere
                 
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                  Twinwillow

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                  RE: Halvah Tue, 10/17/06 10:26 PM (permalink)
                  Thank goodness, Halvah is very easy to find in Dallas. I grew up eating it in Brooklyn. I love it.
                  We have a large Middle Eastern population in Dallas and all their markets sell a variety in bulk as well as packaged.
                  They are quite good too! But, for me, Joyva chocolate covered vanilla or plain vanilla with pistachio nuts are the best!
                  The Joyva products are sold all over Dallas in packaged and bulk. The Jewish deli's around town all have large "rounds" of bulk Halvah in all flavors all the time.
                  And, "Syrup", I agree with you on the Joyva chocolate covered rasberry rings. They are great.
                  And, I love the Joyva sesame bars too.
                   
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                    Twinwillow

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                    RE: Halvah Tue, 10/17/06 10:29 PM (permalink)
                    Further to my above post, I love having a very cold glass of milk with my Halvah.
                     
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                      Pigiron

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                      RE: Halvah Tue, 10/17/06 10:45 PM (permalink)
                      I love halvah and had eaten it my whole life...until I looked up the nurtition. I think it's the most calorically dense food I've ever come across. One 4oz piece has 600-800 calories and 40-50 grams of fat. I haven't had a piece since.

                      Treats are great, and halvah is definitely a treat, but for me, I'd rather have a 16 oz steak for the same calories.
                       
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                        chicagostyledog

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                        RE: Halvah Fri, 10/20/06 9:48 PM (permalink)
                        I love the stuff. Been eating it since I was a kid. In the old days, we'd get a slice at our local deli. I can still feel the cavities forming in my teeth with each and every bite.
                         
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                          Twinwillow

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                          RE: Halvah Fri, 10/20/06 10:42 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Pigiron

                          I love halvah and had eaten it my whole life...until I looked up the nurtition. I think it's the most calorically dense food I've ever come across. One 4oz piece has 600-800 calories and 40-50 grams of fat. I haven't had a piece since.

                          Treats are great, and halvah is definitely a treat, but for me, I'd rather have a 16 oz steak for the same calories.


                          OMG! Why did you have to tell us that? (LOL)
                           
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                            chicagostyledog

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                            RE: Halvah Fri, 10/20/06 11:15 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Pigiron

                            I love halvah and had eaten it my whole life...until I looked up the nurtition. I think it's the most calorically dense food I've ever come across. One 4oz piece has 600-800 calories and 40-50 grams of fat. I haven't had a piece since.

                            Treats are great, and halvah is definitely a treat, but for me, I'd rather have a 16 oz steak for the same calories.


                            There are some days I'd rather have 16oz of halvah. Marble please!
                             
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                              Twinwillow

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                              RE: Halvah Fri, 10/20/06 11:59 PM (permalink)
                              I couldn't ever eat 16oz. of halvah, but I would never have any problem eating a few ounces every once in a while. Chocolate covered. Yummo!
                               
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