A HISTORY OF 'LINGS' TURKISH DELIGHT
Turkish Delight is probably one of the oldest sweetmeats known to man.
In Biblical times it was called Rahat Locoum (perfumed sweetness). This confection, and adaptions of the original recipe, became popular in the Arab World as the sweet of hospitality.
From the 1830's the first commercial imports of Locoum were brought from Turkey - hence the name Turkish Delight. No significant market was developed however until David Politi, a persecuted Greek Jew, moved to England and started to produce the first British Turkish Delight in 1872.
Lings - Established 1922:
The founder, Frederik J Ling, served in the Middle East during World War One. When he returned to the UK he perfected a recipe which won a Gold Medal for "excellence in the manufacture of Turkish Delight".
We have never changed this recipe - being sure to use only the finest natural ingredients (the Rose flavour, genuine Bulgarian Otto of Rose, is the most expensive Rose essence on the market).
Lings do not claim to have a 'traditional Turkish recipe', we believe our own to delight, where the Turkish can't. The soft silky texture of our product puts Lings ahead, not only because the consistency is so pleasant, but also because it allows the elderly to enjoy our confection.
By balancing the sweetness of Rose against the bite of Lemon in a single cube, we believe our flavours to be more appealing to the European palate. A unique combination which has proved successful with the British public for over 80 years.Bramble Foods Limited
Leicestershire LE16 7QF
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