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Honey Pasteli

Athin I Laboy

Taste: 2.5

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 3

All scores out of 5

When I first discovered Pasteli, I thought it was just another version of Sesame Snaps. I figured I was getting a bunch of sesame seeds glued together with a sticky substance (in this case honey). The thing is, Pasteli is a little different, particularly in the texture area.

The texture of Pasteli is soft, which is completely the opposite of Sesame Snaps extremely crunch texture. I'm not sure if this is better or worse, but it is very different. There also seems to be more sesame seeds in Pasteli than one might find in other sesame bars, this part I'm not a big fan. I'd rather have a better balance of sesame to sweet sticky stuff. The honey in this Pasteli has a very subtle, and nice flavour, but because of the overwhelming amount of sesame seeds it's totally lost.

I think using a subtle flavour like honey works very well with this treat, and in that way it far outshines any other sesame bar I've ever had. The problem is the flavour is lost in the sesame seeds. The soft texture is fine, and a little unexpected, but I didn't mind that at all. I know a few other brands make Pasteli, and maybe they have a bit of a better balance of sweet to sesame. I would still recommend trying one of these, if for nothing more than to taste the honey and feel the texture.