There’s nothing more comforting, pleasing, and mood-boosting than a little something sweet. In the ancient Middle East, sweets were created by combining fruits with nuts and wheat with honey, and clusters of raisins, dates, and fig cakes were given as reviving foods. At Sweet Tahini, we strive to preserve these old customs, and craft sweets using the region’s most nutritious pantry staples, with great respect to its simple, minimally processed, and down-to-earth cooking traditions.
Food across the Mediterranean and the Middle East is an experience that is meant to be shared. Our products are designed for entertaining, to be enjoyed in gatherings with beer, or wine, on a cheese board, or as a light dessert after a heavy meal.
In the ancient Middle East, dates were offered to guests as an expression of hospitality. They provided desert travelers with a burst of energy and helped restore their bodies with important nutrients.
Our date rolls are a homage to that past custom. Laden with nuts and seeds and shaped into a 9-inch round log, these wholesome delights provide a genuine experience. Serve in slices for a sweet, healthy snack or dessert to nourish you and everyone gathered around your table.
Tahini Chocolate Fudge Bar
Meet the chocolate fudge that is made with only nutrient-rich whole food ingredients and the subtle sweetness of raw organic honey. Tahini has been at the front and center of the Middle East’s cuisine for thousands of years, and our tahini-based dairy-free chocolate is an elevated way to experience this delicious and nourishing paste. Loaded with seeds, nuts, and spices, this delight has a super dense texture and a truly distinctive flavor. Gather your family and friends and share a bite-size slice of this wholesome indulgence.
Dukkah is a blend of toasted spices, seeds, and nuts, originating in ancient Egypt. With its exotic flavor, crunchy texture, and healthy fat content, this coarsely grounded mixture has the power to bring a dish to new heights with ease. Swirl savory dukkah into olive oil or tahini for bread dipping, top off hummus, egg dishes, rice & roasted vegetables. Sprinkle on avocado toast, soup, or salad. Flavor dips, fish & meat. Enjoy sweet dukkha on ice cream, mousse, or cheese dip. Add into yogurt, or blend into pancake batter. Scatter over fruit salad, on toast with butter, cheese, or tahini & honey spread.
Halvah Frozen Dessert
The famed Middle Eastern confection in a creamy frozen form! Tahini, halvah’s main ingredient, is nutrient-packed and one of the top sources of plant-based fat. Its naturally smooth and creamy texture makes it an ideal alternative to dairy cream, and its subtle nutty taste complements many other flavors. Our Middle Eastern-inspired flavors include vanilla bean, chocolate almond, and cardamom coffee.
Our products' packagings feature places and scenes across the Eastern Mediterranean, from fresh figs at the Carmel open-air market in Tel-Aviv, to piles of empty coffee cups at Samir's restaurant in Ramla, to date palm orchards on the Israeli border with Jordan. All these authentic photos have been taken by our friends and family members who live in the region.