Why Was Turkish Delight C.S. Lewis’s GuiltyPleasure?

The bleak and depressing times of the Second World War was hardly
the time for pounds of exotic sweets. But, yet in the book, The Lion,
the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Turkish delight, features prominently.
Herein Edmund Pevensie enters an ordinary bedroom wardrobe and
discovers a magical snowy kingdom. Here he also encounters a mysterious,
yet suspicious Queen, who bribes Edmund with his favourite Turkish delight,
in return for betraying his siblings.

Turkish delight has never been successfully manufactured in Europe.

Turkish delight, or Lokum has only a few basic ingredients which would
make it seem that it is simple to make, but it is far from the case.
1) The mixture must be continually stirred in exactly the same direction
and speed over a long period. This keeps the consistency the same
and prevents crystallization.
2) When ready, it is poured out into pre dusted (with icing sugar) moulds.
3) The contents of the moulds are then poured out on to marble slabs.
4) The Turkish Delight is then cross cut into cubic pieces, as we know and
love them.
The process is incredibly intense as is the skill required. This skill is attained
only by experience, which may be why Turkish Delight has never been
successfully manufactured in Europe. Many people tried very hard, but
failed, and gave excuses why their attempts were unsuccessful. The sweet
seemed impossible to replicate in Europe. Nothing was quite the same as
the fresh stuff early-19th-century tourists purchased on popular visits to

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