In the EXOTIC section we have collected some products which are not Russian but are popular in Russia due to the Soviet times, when various republics of Central Asia and Caucasus were part of USSR. Since then Russian people got some taste for the Asian and Caucasus cuisine, the part of are:
GOZINAKI – the traditional Georgian confection made of caramelized nuts, usually walnuts, fried in honey, and served exclusively on New Year's Eve and Christmas. But Russian people can eat them every day, as during Soviet times gozinaki has become a very popular product due to it being cheap and easy in production, with many variants available. Now there are gozinaki made from almost all sorts of nuts and seeds, and the selection is wide. Buy exotic gozinaki if you want to try something new.
HALVA is another product introduced to Russian people from the ex-USSR republics of Central Asia. Its origin is from West Asia or the Indian subcontinent, but most associate it with Arabic culture as the first known written halva recipe appeared in the early 13th century Arabic Kitab al-Tabikh (The Book of Dishes) and since then it has become very popular in many countries and parts of the world. It is also popular in Russia and we have a lot of variants of this dessert, some of which are present in our store. Buy exotic halva to taste the taste of Central Asia.