Enjoy the lovely crunch of our Honey Sesame Bars. Densely packed with toasted delicious sesame seeds these are some of our favorite and most addictive snacks.
Sesame seed candy is a confection of sesame seeds and sugar or honey pressed into a bar or ball. It is popular from the Middle East through South Asia to East Asia. The texture may vary from chewy to crisp. It may also be called sesame (seed) candy/bar/crunch; sesame seed cake may refer to the confection or to a leavened cake or cookie incorporating sesame.
In Greece and Cyprus, sesame seed candy is called pasteli and is generally a flat, oblong bar made with honey and often including nuts. Various kinds of sesame candy are found in Indian cuisine. Sesame candy is also traditional in northern Iran and is called Peshtezik in Mazandarani and Persian. Peshtezik is usually a thin flat layer of sesame seeds with sugar or honey and often includes walnuts.
Peshtezik is served on special Persian holidays such as Nowruz and Yalda. In the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria), it is called simsimiyah or simismiyeh and is either made as a thin crunchy layer or a slightly thicker chewy candy.
In Indonesia, sesame seed candy is known as Ting-Ting Wijen, while the version with peanuts is called Ting-Ting Kacang. These types of candy are influenced by the Chinese. In Poland, sesame seed candy is known as sezamki and usually consists only of sesame seeds in thin layers of honey without any nuts.
I have been looking for these addictive sesame treats for years and finally found them. This spice shop is a great find since they carry many hard to find spices and unusual sweets . A great honest, fair-priced business .
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience and like our Honey Sesame crunch bars, NY Spice Shop is definitely happy to read what you wrote. NY Spice Shop puts customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.