How Many Alfajores do Argentines Actually Eat?

Argentina’s sickly sweet guilty pleasure of consuming alfajores may not surprise you that much. We’re all inclined to pop into a kiosk and drop a AR $20 bill on a quick sugar high. Or if you’re feeling fancy, you might head into Havanna and go all out, splurging AR $35 for one of their 80 percent cacao types. You have to be strong to resist the urge: both the addiction and struggle are real.

(Photo via Tastemade)
(Photo via Tastemade)

 

But the question on all of your minds is how many are we *actually* eating? According to research carried out by alfajor makers and confectionary company ‘Fantoche,’ the answer is one kilo per person annually. Yeah that’s right, we’re consuming a whole 1,000 grams of that sticky, sugary, silver packaged dulce de…

Original published: 2018-03-12 18:58:34 Read the full Buenos Aires News here


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