Discover Why This Tweet About Turkish Delight and Narnia is Going Viral

Sophia Moonstone

Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

A recent tweet by @theinfophile, also known as "Tart of Darkness," has captured the attention of many, especially fans of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." The viral tweet humorously states, "If you read THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE as a child then finally tasted Turkish Delight and discovered it is terrible, you may be entitled to financial compensation." This playful jab at the discrepancy between the book's glowing description of Turkish Delight and the actual taste experience has resonated with many readers.

The tweet is accompanied by a movie still from "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," featuring Edmund Pevensie, played by Skandar Keynes, holding a piece of Turkish Delight. The scene is iconic, as it depicts the moment Edmund is tempted by the White Witch, portrayed by Tilda Swinton, with the confection.

Social media users have had varied reactions to this tweet:

1. One user reminisced, "I did, but then later I had GOOD Turkish Delight. From Turkey. Very good, but maybe not 'betray your entire family' good. 'betray-that-one-sibling' good perhaps."

2. Another shared their personal experience, "Grew up about ten minutes from the historic Applets & Cotlets factory. I continue to love them with coffee, to this day."

3. The quality of Turkish Delight was a topic for discussion, "It depends on the company that made it. A lot of Turkish delights that make it to North America s*** royally or are stale. Fresh and well-made ones are tasty."

4. Some users were more blunt with their opinions, "I've only had Fry's Turkish Delight. Soap, it tastes like soap," and "I tried rose flavor 🤮."

Others defended the treat passionately:

1. "Lokum is delicious. I get that some people might not enjoy floral essences in food."

2. "Terrible?! Turkish Delight is amazing!"

3. "Real Turkish delight is wonderful."

4. "F*** off, Turkish delight is lovely."

Interestingly, one user humorously commented, "Kind of makes you wonder what a Turkish Detestable tastes like," while another quipped, "The worst Turkish delight is still waaaay more delightful than American 'chocolate'."

The tweet also sparked nostalgic memories related to "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." One user recounted, "In the 5th grade my class had to sit through a 30 min play version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It had two people, no costumes or background & the only prop was a comedically bad Lion rug."

The discussion brings to light the cultural and quality differences in Turkish Delight, as well as the lasting impact of C.S. Lewis's work on its readers. Whether you love it or hate it, Turkish Delight continues to be a topic of interest, especially when tied to the beloved Narnia series.

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Top Comments from Imgur

ChelVanin

Keep in mind 1) they’re British and 2) it’s wartime in the 40s. The kids didn’t know any better.

sometimesarobot

I did, but then later I had GOOD Turkish Delight. From Turkey. Very good, but maybe not 'betray your entire family' good. 'betray-that-one-sibling' good perhaps.

TiredSnowball

It depends on the company that made it. A lot of Turkish delights that make it to North America s*** royally or are stale. Fresh and well made ones are tasty. A lot go stale after only 1 month, and some last up to 3 (but less good ones). Frozen, can last up to a year. So, it's not like chocolate; its short shelf life makes it hard to get your hands on the good stuff.

CozyViking

Grew up about ten minutes from the historic Applets & Cotlets factory. I continue to love them with coffee, to this day.

kriswinters

I've only had Fry's Turkish Delight. Soap, it tastes like soap.

HaYouLose

Lokum is delicious. I get that some people might not enjoy floral essences in food. I don’t think Fry’s TD is awful, but I really don’t understand why you’d add chocolate to lokum.

Creepyinternetguy

F*** off, Turkish delight is lovely.

Raikupath

I don't trust the opinion of people whose chocolate tastes like vomit.

DonkeyGoat

Kind of makes you wonder what a Turkish Detestable tastes like.

YangKoete

Terrible?! Turkish Delight is amazing!

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