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Old 06-14-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Delicious looking yet unkown candy

I'm trying to figure out what candy this is perhaps someone here might know. A friend of mine forwarded my this lovely photo of what I presume to some sort of middle eastern confectionery. I've had it as my screen saver now for several months but for the life of me I can't find any pictures on the internet that look anything like it. She said she thinks the photographer was Russian and lived in Eastern part of Russia somewhere North of Kazakhstan. Does that narrow it down for anybody? Looks tasty doesn't it!

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Old 06-14-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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sorry i can't help, looks familiar but no name comes to mine. welcome to d.c. someone will come along that can help you.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:37 PM   #3
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My first thought was that it looked like layered CHUCKLES type candy.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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Google Turkish Delight or Lokum
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:42 PM   #6
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Yep, looks like a type of lokum sold in turkey on every corner
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:21 PM   #7
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is it really Lokum?

Thanks for the response. A number of other people have also suggested Turkish Delight/Lokum. However, whenever I search around for images of Lokum I never see any pictures remotely like this. I see mostly cubes, rolls, or "logs." Brred have you, or anyone else for that matter, actually seen Lokum prepared this way?
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:02 AM   #8
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I have no idea what that is...my first thought was, wow, that's really pretty. My second thought was, "marzipan--it's gotta be, oh--super sweet." I don't like marzipan. But then, I don't like super sweet either. I have pretty much eliminated sugar from my diet. Whatever it is, it is very pretty.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:15 AM   #9
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Guiltily when I first saw it I thought it looked like Lush soap. But the idea that it could be jelly sweets or Turkish delight is too wonderful for words! It looks amazing and I bet it'd be super tasty!! Turkish delight is yum :P
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:57 AM   #10
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This may be someone's "spin" on lokum but it is not what is generally classified as such. To me, it looks like layers (clear) lokum have been added to layers of gelatin with some form of cream in it.

I make a very popular jelly dessert made with varying layers of thicker jelly with half being plain and the other half mixed with sour cream. The layers are thinner and I make it in a bundt pan, but it is very similar to this. I can't give you the recipe, but I will see if I can find the link to the one that inspired me.
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