Folks are saying good things...
Halva, Halvah, Helva, Helvasi,
Halwa, Halawa, Halvas
The Origin of Halva
Along with many things that originate from the Levant**, 'halva' has a storied history. It has traversed many centuries and many borders, and as a result, it has acquired many names. We have decided to call ours halva. That being said, we have much respect for the other spellings and wish one day to build a strong and lasting relationship with the other orthographies.
Let's leave this to the historians and agree that it doesn't matter how it's spelled; what matters is that, after eating, you will likely feel like dancing.
** We're not leaving out the Indian Subcontinent, the Caucasus, the Balkans, Africa, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, or everywhere else. You are halva brothers and sisters too, and make tremendously delicious halvas. We appreciate you.