Foreign Grocery Friday: Argentina's Chocolate 'Tita' and 'Rhodesia' Treats
When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!
During a recent trip our friend made to Buenos Aires, he managed to raid the candy aisles and bring us back two very colorful chocolately gifts: the Tita and Rhodesia bars, made in Argentina. We sample them and would go back for more, definitely.
The Taste: Let's start with TIta, because that one is definitely our favorite. The ingredients are pretty basicmilk chocolate over biscuit cookies and dulce de lechebut they come together to form the perfect bite for those nights when you just want a bite of something sweet, but not too much. It's like that, and pretty substantial for the two bites it actually is.
Rhodesia is a tad larger than Tita, but it's got less to it. Where Tita had thicker biscuit cookies inside, this is has wafers with a slight citrus hunt. It also broke apart and got crumbly quickly, so you're forced to eat it all in almost one gulping bite.
Price: Cheap cheap cheap. These are locally made and not very luxurious treats, so they're about 1 Argentine Peso, or about $0.25 each.
Where to Find It: The graphic design is what originally made these appealing to our friend. So simple and yet so bright and attractive; they're easy to spot on the corner store shelves. Unfortunately they only seem to be in shops in Argentina, with a range of other tempting candies and typically in the convenience marts.