Filled With Delight


Havanna alfajores, Argentina’s most beloved cookie are back! No need to travel to South America, these delightful chocolate coated dreams are here again, as part of the Central Market Chocolate Collection.

Perhaps you remember when we debuted these hard to get half-cookie/half-candy confections a couple of years ago and customers lined up to buy the decadent treats. We know it took a little while to get them back, but after some finagling (we are the only retailer outside of Miami Airport's Duty Free shop carrying them in the United States) we have them again, for a limited time, while supplies last.

The alfajores were originally made in the small coastal tourist town of Mar del Plata in the 1940’s. Visitors to the small town would visit the bakery and take them back to Buenos Aires where they became extremely popular and developed a devout following. You could even say that Havanna alfajores are one of the most craved food item from Argentina, and with good reason.   Alfajores are made with two delicate cookies joined together with luscious dulce de leche, then covered in either semi-dark chocolate or meringue.  Even the packaging is luxurious.  Each alfajor is hand-wrapped in a beautiful gold wrapper. Really? Yes - really.

These treats will call to you after you have a had your first, so get them while they last.

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13 Comment(s):

Moe wrote on 3/12/2014 4:46:29 PM

I am from Argentina and every time Central Market carries alfajores I make sure I will get a few boxes. They take me back to my childhood with every bite. Thank you so much. Please dont ever stop carrying them. Just please lower the prices on me so I can buy more!!! Thank you

Julie wrote on 4/20/2013 9:23:12 PM

These alfajores are wonderful and are best eaten alongside warm milk tea or coffee. Eat them the way you would eat chocolate, by letting a bite melt in your mouth rather than biting and chewing. I bought a few boxes and I enjoy the chocolate flavored ones more than the meringue, which can be a little dry. It's such a rare treat to find these in Texas!

Global Administrator wrote on 3/14/2013 5:22:41 PM

@Kelly - the cookies are only available at Central Market, unfortunately not at HEB. @Amy - if you let the store know where you bought the cookies they will make it right for you, we never want a customer unhappy with a product they took home

Amy wrote on 3/13/2013 5:14:50 PM

Neither me nor my husband liked these at all. And they are definitely not worth the $9 a box!

Kelley wrote on 3/13/2013 3:05:22 PM

These look delicious! Are they only availabe at Central Market locations or will "regular" HEB stores carry them?

Martin wrote on 3/4/2013 10:15:10 AM

Excellent! These cookies are amazing. BTW the name of the city is "Mar del Plata" which refers of "sea of the Plate region" or "adjoining sea to the (River) Plate region". Anyway thanks for bringing them. Is anyway to get them delivered to another state?

Global Administrator wrote on 2/15/2013 4:09:14 PM

Kristine - the cookies are $8.99 a box and there are 6 cookies in a box Laura - I will pass the note about the lemon variety along, but the importing is extremely limited. We will only have the chocolate and meringue for a limited time.

laura wrote on 2/15/2013 2:45:54 PM

Can you please bring back the Lemon Creme Havanas also???? They are the best. I was so disappointed when Central Market quit carrying them. I have to get somebody who is visiting Argentina to bring them to me.

Kristine wrote on 2/13/2013 6:53:35 PM

These look unbelievable! What is the cost? Wanting to suprise a few great friends with these gorgeous cookies!

Global Administrator wrote on 2/11/2013 12:18:26 PM

Danielle - they are in the grocery area of the store, with the cookies, not in the bakery. Also a lot of the stores have set up large displays at the ends of the aisles to make sure they are easy to find.

Danielle wrote on 2/9/2013 7:39:12 PM

Where are they found in the store? in the cookie section?

Global Administrator wrote on 2/7/2013 1:54:21 PM

Pia - thanks for catching my spelling mistake! Mar de Plata is back to meaning Silver Sea

Pia wrote on 2/7/2013 12:48:56 PM

Thanks for bringing them back!!!! We treat them like gold in our family. BTW, the name of the city is spelled with an A at the end. "Mar de Plata" which means Silver Sea, the way you have it spelled now means Plate Sea (as in eating plates) :-p

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