sesame halvah (or halva)
Where we found it: all over the world. It’s especially popular in a number of Middle Eastern countries.
Where you can find it: A Middle Eastern market or, for an artisanal take from the US: Halvah Heaven
Sesame halvah is a tahini-based sweet treat found and beloved in numerous countries. If eating it straight up is too intense for you, try crumbling it over ice cream or into yogurt, or stuffing it into dates. Traditional flavors can include chocolate or pistachio, but some versions incorporate nuts, dried fruits, a variety of spices or even Earl Grey.