The taste: They're surprisingly dry; there's none of the creaminess like you'd find in the center of an Oreo. Instead it's the taste of waxy chocolate, followed by a plain biscuit flavor, finished with the sweet surprise of the dulce de leche. We fully recommend taking a bite and letting it sit on your tongue long enough to dampen. Then the flavor is less cookie and more chocolatey treat.
The price: Oh, so low. The most expensive one we purchased (at a specialty candy counter in a mall in Santiago) was 390 Chilean pesos, or $0.80 USD. A box of twenty of more is only a few dollars, but in pesos of course.
Where to find it: They're pretty much everywhere. What we mean is Alfajors are so ubiquitous that they were the snack handed out on our bus ride between Santiago and Mendoza. Luckily they are popular in both Chile and Argentina, so the passengers onboard were very happy with the handout.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]