There are 4 things that maybe come to mind first when it comes to Konya. We can say that the first is Rumi, the second is Etliekmek, the third is the Seljuks and the fourth is Mevlana Candy. There are about 70 small and medium-sized companies producing Mevlana Candy in Konya. Their daily production is around 70 tons. When we include large-scale companies, this figure reaches 100 tons per day.
Mevlana candy is one of the most important symbols of Konya. It is also precious for our country. With its soft ingredient and attractive appearance, the local flavor is now exported to the world. Its real name is cheese candy. It is mainly exported to Arab countries and then to the United States, Russia and Nigeria. Mevlana candy, produced from sugar, water and lemon salt in copper boilers with a temperature of 140 degrees, attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists. As with all candies, Mevlana candy starts with mixing granulated sugar and water, and the key point is that water covers the sugar in the copper cauldron. Otherwise, the desired consistency cannot be achieved and the favorite taste cannot be achieved. The water and sugar are mixed frequently at 100 degrees and brought to a certain consistency, and the mixing process ends with the addition of lemon salt into the mixture. Mevlana candy, which attracts attention with its snow-white color, is one of the gifts frequently purchased by domestic and foreign tourists coming to Konya.