Cadbury Turkish Delight slur divides the internet

Photo: Cadbury
Photo: Cadbury 

Attracting the ire and solidarity of thousands of people was probably not on Greg Morton's mind when he aired his discontent on Cadbury's Facebook page.

Addressing the disproportionate number of Turkish Delights in his Favourites box, Greg gave the company a piece of his mind.

"Cadbury when will you realise that Turkish delight is no one's favourite and stop putting them in Favourites packs," the disgruntled customer posted.

And with that, the internet went into meltdown.

36,000 likes, 65,000 comments and 1100 shares later, the humble Fry's Turkish Delight has proven one of the most surprisingly divisive topics of early 2018. It seems you either love them or hate them, but there is no middle ground on this chocolate-covered turkish delight confection.

It certainly isn't the real deal, which prompts disdain from foodies and those who were raised in the cultures it's most popular with, historically.

Turkish delight looks like this and the most popular kind is flavoured with rosewater and dusted with icing sugar:

Little wonder then, that the Fry's version tastes nothing like the real one.

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The origins of the revered sweet meat is not definitively known but one story claims it was created in Istanbul in 1777 by confectioner Bekir Effendi.
 
Another legend claims it was invented for the dining pleasure of Ottoman-era Sultans. It has a few variations in names across languages, however the Turkish rahat lokum translates loosely to 'throat comfort.
 
All that aside, you either love it or hate it, apparently. Here are some of the impassioned comments on the debate that's ignited a nation.
 
A quick office poll revealed an even 50/50 split in the yes and no camps.
So where do you stand on the Cadbury version of turkish delight? 
Check out the post below - some of the comments are gold.