In 1948, in Mar del Plata, a coastal city of Argentina, a confectionery company named Havanna launched an innovative new product called an Alfajor. It featured a layer of rich and creamy dulce de leche (milk caramel spread) sandwiched between two soft cookies and covered in either dark chocolate or a light coating of Italian meringue.
As the company expanded and word spread, the Alfajor became a symbol of Argentina known throughout the world. Today, Havanna continues to offer its original Alfajores, along with other treats that have become a part of local tradition.
Havanna also produces and exports jars of its classic Argentinean Dulce de Leche.