About us

Our Story

I had the fortunate and amazing opportunity to work in Istanbul for 3 years. During my stay, I fell in love with Turkish culture and Turkish cuisine.

I loved the sweets and Haci Bekir Turkish delight became my favourite!

The first time I experienced the taste of authentic Haci Bekir Turkish delight, I could not believe the luxurious taste. Such an array of flavours. Pure and simple ingredients. It was absolutely delicious!

Upon my return to Canada I tried various brands of Turkish delight and none compared in taste or quality to the Haci Bekir brand.

This is how Turkish Treats began! I invite you to experience this exquisite and delightful treat, imported directly from the very best confectioner in Turkey. One taste of this famous Turkish delight will have you addicted!

 

What is Turkish Delight?

“Lokum”, the Turkish Delight, is a masterpiece of Hacı Bekir Effendi, introduced first to the Ottoman Palace and then to world cuisines along with hard candies and almond paste. Although dating back to the traditional Turkish Cuisine of the 15th century, the composition of lokum as we know today was created by Hacı Bekir Effendi in the 17th century when he started to use starch and refined sugar.

Along with Plain, Rose, Mastic, Hazelnut, Pistachio, Walnut, Almond, Almond and Coconut, and Cream, which are known as classic flavors, our lokum varieties include fruits (sour cherry, strawberry, orange, apricot, lemon); spices (cinnamon, ginger, clove); and ‘’2 in 1’s’’ (rose/lemon, mint/lemon and ginger/lemon); and recently added varieties such as coffee, mint, date, cranberry, pistachio with pomegranate aroma, and chocolate covered lokums.

Our products are directly marketed by the manufacturer in 200, 250, 325, and 500 gram packages. For 700, 1000 and 5000 gram options, please contact us about our wholesale ordering options.