Halva is a sweetened sesame paste -- think of it like the love child of peanut butter and sesame seeds. It often comes in a dense, chewy bar form, but this version is a mildly sweet, spreadable version. The all-natural halva spread is studded with whole unhulled roasted sesame seeds. It has an rich sesame aroma with a crunchy pop-in-your-mouth texture from the seeds.
We put it in our morning yogurt, bake it into pound cake batters, spread it on toast, and often eat it with it a spoon.
Brooklyn Sesame makes a roasted sesame version, a roasted caraway version with a savory kick that pairs well with cheese for a dessert course, a toasted coconut version, and a chocolate version with raw cocoa and sea salt that puts Nutella to shame.
Made in: Brooklyn, NY
Made of: Sesame seeds, pure honey (black caraway version has black caraway seeds, coconut version has coconut flakes, cocoa version has sea salt and raw cocoa powder)