Found: The Creamiest Dulce de Leche in Buenos Aires


Associate Editor Dominique Lamberton shares her sweet souvenir from the Argentinian capital.

Collectively, the Air Canada enRoute team has amassed a trove of treasures from our travels – some iconic (tiles from Lisbon), others delicious (like this dulce de leche) and all reflective of the places we’ve been. We’re sharing them here – please share yours, too!

“Leading up to a trip to Buenos Aires, I was naturally excited about red wine and steak – but once I got there, the sweets outshone them both. It’s all thanks to the creamy, milky caramel known as dulce de leche. It fills buttery croissants (medialunas), infuses velvety flan and takes ice cream to the next level. I knew I had to bring some home, so I was delighted when I stumbled upon Dulce de Leche & Co., a small shop on a leafy street in the Palermo Soho neighbourhood, its shelves lined with more than 50 varieties, along with caramels, sandwich cookies (alfajores) and liqueurs. I settled on Chimbote because of its retro packaging – and the goods inside didn’t disappoint. I could pretend I swirled it into buttercream frosting or layered it in a chocolate cake, but if I’m being honest, most of it was eaten right off a spoon.”

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April 24, 2020