Halvah Heaven: Made from Scratch in Small Batches

The best halvah we’ve ever tasted.

We read the accounts of the many who have tried and failed to make halvah in small batches. We were told that we had chosen an impossible goal. But we kept working at it and now have the luscious results for you to enjoy!” ~ Victoria Wallins

Location: Strafford, Vermont and Rockport, Mass.
Distance from the Market: 24 miles

Halvah is a tahini-based confection that is part of everyday life in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. When Victoria Wallins discovered that no other specialty food company in North America was making halvah from scratch, she decided to take on the challenge. But not without plenty of research and testing.

Victoria spent three years perfecting her product before she officially launched Halvah Heaven, the only artisan, small-batch halvah company on the continent. And quite frankly, it’s the best halvah we’ve ever tasted. Loaded with protein and calcium, this delicious treat is also gluten-free, vegan, nut free, and made with all organic sweeteners. 

She offers a full lineup of flavors, including the only Maple halvah in the world, Silk Road (which just won the Good Foods award), Cardamom Orange, Vanilla, and Honey Rose. And new this summer … Peanut Butter!

After three years of offering 10 popular flavors, I have recently introduced #11, Peanut Butter,” Victoria said.  “This one is going to rock the planet!”

Victoria Wallins, founder of Halvah Heaven

Why We Love It: Spend 30 seconds with Victoria and you’ll understand why we love having her (and her product) here at the Market. She’s just one of those people who makes you smile. We’re inspired by her spirit and enthusiasm for her work (bringing small-batch Halvah to the masses).

Victoria is passionate about her culinary creation and is doing an amazing job of sharing it with the world. We admire her perseverance, creativity, and entrepreneurism. And yes … her halvah is pretty darn delicious. So there’s that, too.

For more info: halvahheaven.com.

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