Friday, August 31, 2007

Havanna Alfajores: A Childhood Favorite Recreated Argentine Style....

Havanna Alfajores
When I was three or four I remember being obsessed with Moon Pies. You know those big cookie sandwiches with marshmallow in the middle of two grahm cracker cookies covered with chocolate. Nasty, I know.

We'll I've found a respectable alternative that I have now become addicted to—Alfajores. They are yet another beloved sweet of Argentines. The best ones are made by Havanna and can be found all over Buenos Aires. Havanna has their own branded cafés all over town and kiosks in every mall.

These wonderful disks of gold have dulce de leche in the center of two of the lightest most delicious cookies and then the whole thing is wrapped in chocolate. ummmmmm. However, they are not for the faint of heart. They are like eating an explosion of sugar that is best washed down with the strong espresso they serve here.

I know what our friends and family are getting this Christmas. That is, if I don't eat them all before I can ship them.

7 comments:

Corey said...

Good luck on your adventure! Corey Oiesen

e-nikkos said...

well, i love alfajores havanna, but there are others you should try like the "Aguila" ones. those are really tasty !!!

David Wilbanks said...

Corey, thanks for stopping by.

e-nikkos.... I will have to try the those too. Gracias!

Frank.Sugar&Spice said...

There is also a new brand called Successo. It is very similar. This is a little story I found on them. You can find them in gourmet stores around the city, most likely near my cookies in some places.

They are expanding out of alfajores and into cookies (my territory). You could try those as well, but I found the cookies rather like something I would not consume myself.

Alfajores get a thumbs up, the cookies get a thumbs down.

David Wilbanks said...

Frank: Thanks for the suggestion. I'll be on the lookout for Successos too.

Irene.1052@gmai.com said...

In Argentina there are thousands brands of alfajores. The best:
El Cachafaz, Vauquita, Guolis, Abuela Goye, Don Salvador (all in Buenos Aires). Merengo (Santa Fe), Koln (Córodoba), Intihuatana (Mendoza), Finisterre (El Calafate), Rapa Nui (Bariloche)and many others around the country.

Anonymous said...

Go to San Martin de los Andes, and die on Chocolate.