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No trip to South America is complete without a taste of this sweet staple

No trip to South America is complete without a taste of this sweet staple

By Natascha Mirosch
Updated March 8 2024 - 10:45am, first published March 5 2024 - 7:00pm

You may never have heard of them, but this biscuit is one of the most popular baked goods in the world. It's estimated 6 million alfajores are sold each day in Argentina alone. The country even has an annual three-day festival celebrating them. A much-loved sweet staple in Peru, Chile and Uruguay, too, they are sold in supermarkets, streetside "kioscos" and elegant "confiterias".

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