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Havanna Alfajores

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gardengaze Jan 14, 2010 09:02 AM

Has anyone found a place to buy the original Havanna Alfajores in Manhattan or Brooklyn?
There's a very old post here on Chowhound, and all the places listed are out of business.
Thank you!

  1. m
    mozucat Nov 18, 2011 09:02 AM

    The Food Bazaar supermarket in Brooklyn (near Woodhull Medical Center) sells Bagley alfajores from Argentina - closest to Havanna that I've come across in NYC.

    1. iamcrispydammit Jan 15, 2010 01:42 PM

      Unfortunately, I do not have a positive answer for you, as my experience indicates that they are no longer being exported to the US at all.

      I was searching for a source to buy them online, and a blog post:

      http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2005/02/alfajores_cooki.php

      ...referenced amigofoods.com, as an online source. Yet when you go to the page to buy Havanna alfajores:

      http://www.amigofoods.com/havanna.html

      ...they say:

      "Unfortunately, the manufacturers of Havanna alfajores
      are no longer exporting to the United States. If they begin
      to do so, we'll be sure to carry them.

      In the mean time, we've got plenty of other imported
      alfajores from Argentina to choose from."

      All I have to say to that is, "whatever!" No other alfajores stack up to the ones made by Havanna. Don't be fooled into buying anything else.

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      1. re: iamcrispydammit
        iamcrispydammit Sep 26, 2011 04:28 PM

        Recently here in Mexico, we had them at Superama for a special promotion of Argentine products. In typical Mexican fashion, once they sold what they had, they didn't restock them. However, it is important to note that they were specially packaged in vacuum-sealed bags for export to other countries. This would seem to indicate that the manufacturers of Havanna alfajores are again exporting them.

        We also have a Havanna store in Mexico City, but it's expensive to fly there from Guadalajara just to pick up a few boxes of alfajores. :(

        If you happen to be in Mexico City, you can pick them up at Presidente Masaryk 76
        Polanco,. They are open daily from 7:30am to 11:30pm.

        http://www.havanna-mexico.com/
        https://www.facebook.com/pages/Havann...

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