Nearly 10,000 visitors came to the Alfajor World Cup that this Saturday after noon will announce which will be the winner after a blind tasting of experts who will have to choose between 350 varieties. 150 producers from Argentina and the world participate in the event.
In the framework of alfajor world championshiporganized in the Argentine Alfajor Fair, on the first floor of the Central Gallery located on Avenida Corrientes and Florida, 12 jurors must choose between industrial and craft samples sent by large, medium and small producers.
They will be measured in “level playing field with strict blind sensory analysis”the agency reported telam. While the jurors taste and evaluate in a kind of “dark room”, the public can tour the fair with free admission and buy at the alfajore stands, which are mostly startups.
They will also be awarded this Saturday 48 awards to participating producers in 16 categoriesamong them the Best Dark Chocolate, Best White Chocolate, Best Dulce de Leche, Best Fruit Filling, Best Simple Alfajor, Best Triple Alfajor, Best Biscuit, Best Confectionery Alfajor, Best Traditional Flavor, Best Exotic Flavor, Best Texture, Best Alfajor Aroma, Best Packaging, Best Healthy Alfajor and Best Cornstarch Alfajor. The winners of each category compete to be the “best alfajor in the world 2022″.
Who are the jurors
One of the presidents of the jury is Silvia Chus, co-founder of the premium gourmet alfajores company Cielos Pampeanos. Another of the presidents is the executive chef and president of the Professional Gastronomic Council of the Americas, Cristian Ponce de León. It is also made up of the gastronomic journalist Carolina Balverdi and the influencers of alfajores Hernán Montes de Oca, Juan Manuel Logiacco, Mariano Lopez and Facundo Calabró.