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  • alrighty guys good morning everyone welcome tonew video today we're with my dad daniel samuel  

  • you already know him and we are going to  be doing an argentine snacks taste test  

  • so we received a very special box this isn't  sponsored or anything we just got a gift they  

  • just sent it they just sent it so it's a company  called stokyard.me we'll put the address there  

  • and they specialize in sending argentine snacks  cookies chocolates all over the world you receive  

  • it in 72 hours to your doorstep and this box  arrived just before we went away on our little  

  • cottage getaway so we we brought this along with  us so the nice thing about this is we haven't been  

  • to argentina in a couple years and we've been  craving some of the flavors from down there so  

  • this is a very exciting moment i think it's going  to be a combination of sweet and savory items  

  • yes and all the childhood sweets that we used  to have when we were kids i don't know and  

  • another thing given the fact that it's a minus  38 celsius outside yeah uh there are two things  

  • that you feel like having when it's this cold  one is grease the body asks for like a butter  

  • fried bacon things like that and and the  other one is sweet stuff so what better  

  • moment than this one when it's like -38 outside  and we have a box full of sweets and chocolates  

  • to dig in you know yeah if not now then when  right you don't know what and how our field right  

  • exactly so we open so we're gonna dig in i'm  to pick up the camera and let's get a close up

  • look at that see that one what's in there okay  what are you doing these things sealed well huh

  • wow we got a huge assortment of  candy here look we've got the  

  • all kinds of different alfajores the triple  version milka we have look at this is the taron  

  • really tasty different candies chocolates sweets  all the sugar in the world right in front of us  

  • that's all that's all you need that's allneed and i like that you get a lot of the same  

  • product but like in different brands yeah you  know like for example the alfajores there's a  

  • whole bunch of different brands my goodness  they were generous with all the variety

  • that's that's good too i've never tried that and  that's just the candy box i've never had this  

  • either so quite a few that we haven't had it over  half i've never tried even when we were traveling  

  • in urgent yeah good variety that's a stage one  yeah page one so this is uh this is your favorite  

  • one huh that's my favorite one if you do this is  how we got through those long bus rides you know  

  • yeah you try those cookies and you cannot stop  okay yes that's it go to the literature yeah yeah

  • those are like kind of like smarties or  something yeah oh ho ho ho ho havana okay  

  • this is a major words now one of the best brands  of alfajores from argentina yeah easily easily  

  • we're not allowed to come home without a box  yeah we get locked out of the house you find  

  • them at the airport they're duty-free you have  the chocolate covered one and you have the other  

  • one that is what like a meringue or something  with like sugar sugar white sugar icing sugar  

  • there are two varieties of this oh  these are cookies with a lemon inside  

  • this is a a dessert typical of argentina and also  uruguay it's a it's a sweet made out of a sweet  

  • potato with a chocolate and you eat this with um  a cheese like let's say like a hummingbird or a  

  • uh like a soft creamy like a brie quick  easy delicious dessert yeah i love it it's  

  • uh it's a dessert that is called  uh when in argentina they call it  

  • you know yeah so you got a million calories  in here right and we're gonna shovel uh a path  

  • from here to to toronto you know we're going  to go all the way to hudson bay to burn all  

  • these calories and we eat all of these eh yeah  okay so we're going to try our first thing here  

  • which one you want let's start with the classic  that's like the best known snack in all of  

  • argentina it's kind of like a cookie double or  triple stacked let's try the milka we'll try  

  • mika so this is a three layered cookie  covered in chocolate and it's got some sort of  

  • special filling the filling should always be due  to the lecture we're cutting it into little bites  

  • so we don't overdo it we just want to savorlittle there we go that's a nice dense one guys  

  • yes we've had good luck with milka products before  so i'm excited for this one pure chocolate i think

  • that's outstanding a really good  alpha or yeah it's dense but it's also  

  • soft too this is the honor let me try it

  • i like this one it's not as dry as the other  ones you know it's very soft and uh moist so  

  • this is what that product looks like right here  the little cow purple packaging pretty iconic

  • okay

  • so now we are going to try a product that it  doesn't have a name in english it's called turon  

  • in spanish and in english there's a couple  different flavors yes there are different  

  • varieties but basically it's a very chewy sugary  almost like a toffee let me show you what the two  

  • different kinds look like so there's one that's  kind of like a bar so one is a wafer wafer and bar  

  • i believe that they are from uh spanish from  spain and origin yes that's uh it became a  

  • tradition in latin america because the spaniards  they brought it uh into the culture right yeah  

  • and this is a christmasy one so you've got that  candied fruit and also chunks of peanuts yeah  

  • spoiler alert i tried that that's my favorite  so these are more like the honeycomb ones  

  • these ones are the ones that we used to buy  when we were kids and we used to go to the  

  • movies before the movie started this guy came  into the you know where people were sitting  

  • waiting for the movie to start with a little box  in front hanging from his neck and he was selling  

  • this to ron and candies and chocolates sugar  galore time to have a little bit of salt here  

  • let's try this mini mini biscuits yeah made out  with a lard this is salty and this is a special  

  • thing when you're having a glass of wine or having  a beer or something like that this is the uh  

  • would be like almost like a like chips so these  are called biscochito salados or salty biscuits  

  • and they're really one biters and they're made  with lard they're salty very tasty little snack if  

  • you drink mate you can be sipping on your mate on  your gourd and have a little something salty with  

  • it you were mentioning it would go great with the  beer too yeah they only brought me once you start  

  • you don't stop okay so i say we try a little  bit of candy next so these are called gotitas  

  • de amor which means little drops of love so would  you like to open this they're like little drops  

  • yeah like these are hard candies they're like  lozenges no what do you call those hard candies  

  • sugar lozenge very very hard and you cannot  even crack them yeah don't try biting into them  

  • unless you want to book an appointment with the  dentist yeah okay so for our next snack we are  

  • trying these peanuts covered in sugar and this  is actually a really popular street food snack  

  • yeah you can see it being made on the streets  and like this copper pan or a copper kettle  

  • it's so distinct you can smell it from a block  away yes you smell this wonderful aroma the smell  

  • of nuts and sugar mixing in the air it leads  you follow your nose you follow your nose and  

  • you get distracted by your original plants  yeah so so that's what we are trying next  

  • gotta eat them slowly because they're they're  very crunchy okay we are starting to really  

  • fill up on these snacks um but we're  gonna try to keep going for a couple more  

  • right now we've got this cheese with salami  so this is a soft creamy spreadable cheese  

  • so we grab a few crackers from the kitchen  and we're gonna open this up okay so we are  

  • continuing with our next product it is a cheese  and we're gonna be spreading it on a few different  

  • crackers they sent us all types of cheese like  here we have the gruyere we've got fontina  

  • and obviously the the salami one so we'll be  trying that next i'm excited for this look  

  • at that i'll take a bit less cheese right onlittle less nice and thick go big or go home right  

  • he's small that's like the ultimate you know snack  it's almost thicker than a cream cheese you know  

  • but it has a such a strong flavor yeah of a salami  it's great i'm just like a cream cheese but with  

  • like a smokiness to it perfect for crackers  perfect for baguette you know if you're cooking  

  • something that's going to take a long time to  prepare and start eating this and it'll tide  

  • you over until until the main event okay so right  now sam is trying a chocolate bar that is called  

  • dos corazones it means two hearts and the special  thing about this chocolate is that it comes with  

  • a little poem inside it comes with poetry it's  chocolate and poetry i read it in spanish but i  

  • had no idea what it meant so it says when you pass  by my side uh many times i don't even look at you  

  • but you can't imagine the love that i feel inside  and how i sigh for you there you go something like  

  • that so you get perfect chocolate to give ondate right and then the other thing i tried just  

  • a moment ago was uh was this banana chocolate  tulka banana banana and it has a banana mousse  

  • or like a banana flavored filling yeah i like that  one quite a bit and yeah there's nothing i've had  

  • before that's been i've never tried anything  quite like it so very unique very distinct  

  • what a taste test guys all those delicious  argentine snacks indeed like we only tried  

  • a fraction of everything they sent us but that is  as far as we can make it in one sitting it's just  

  • so filling it's too much eating too much but yeah  we're gonna share the rest with family once we're  

  • back home um and we wanted to say thank you to the  company stokyat.me who sent us all these goodies  

  • because they watch our spanish channel um they did  give us a discount to share if you guys want to  

  • use it the code is daniel and you get five percent  off and if you're argentine and watching this and  

  • you miss a certain alfajood or cookie or snack  from your home country um you can request it to  

  • them even if it's not on their website and they'll  go find it in the market and send it to you that's  

  • so cool they have such a nice catalog of items  yeah they really do that is it that's it guys  

  • yeah see you later thanks so much for watching  with a sweet goodbye yeah let's make a pie ciao  

  • okay guys so welcome back to the video a bit  of a change of scenery we were doing this  

  • argentine taste test at the cottage a few days  ago we're now back in my parents home and we  

  • were so full that day from so much eating you  know vacations that we were only able to sample  

  • a small portion and all of this yeah i mean you  got you guys got to give us a bit of a free pass  

  • here because we were having steak dinners and  bacon and eggs for breakfast so yeah we we just  

  • ran out of room but now we're back at the ranchola  and we're gonna try a whole bunch of different  

  • things that we didn't get to get to taste starting  with mate so the original mate you drank it in a  

  • gourd it looks like a little pumpkin almost with  a metal straw but modern times you can also get it  

  • in tea bags yeah so it's like a green tea and  if you have it with milk we call it mate cocido  

  • so that's what we're going to be trying apparently  i think you guys might have told me this in the  

  • past it's sort of like um sort of like an appetite  appetite suppressor yes this is very popular when  

  • we were small back home and what the mothers would  do for the children would be like a boil a little  

  • bit of milk and put the the mate you know like  the loose leaf the loose leaves you know and let  

  • it boil for a little while and then like strain it  put some sugar and this was our uh either in the  

  • mornings or in the afternoon instead of coffee  or tea this one gave you like a that sensation  

  • that you were full okay guys so we're having our  first taste test item what do we got panadorne  

  • also sometimes called pandussim sweet bread  yeah this is something i never tried until  

  • i uh well until i was a part of this family so  i never had it with my parents and they've also  

  • never tried it so yeah this is your typical latin  american christmas bread sweet bread you know this  

  • this is what what is eating during the holidays  it's a tradition that comes from the italians  

  • and the spaniards that they also consume it over  there in latin america when it's uh the holidays  

  • for the christmas new year it's always this one  yeah with a bottle of sparkly sparkling cider  

  • oh yes but not just any cider is like a champagne  you know it's got the same bottle the same cord  

  • the same wiring on top of the cork and you pop it  and it just explode and this is the combination  

  • it's the cider and the panettone and then to  run all these things are just typical of this  

  • uh festive season so what i can say um if you if  you've had fruit cake before you're probably going  

  • to really like this because it has that dried  sweet fruit it has a similar a little bit of a  

  • similar taste obviously the fruitcake's a bit more  dense and this is fluffier it's more of a fluffy  

  • bread it's not as heavy as the fruitcake that we  know in north america this is really nice in the  

  • meantime i'm going to open this pack of candies  because i feel like having them they are called

  • is just like mixed like a variety  they look a lot like starbursts huh  

  • they are the argentine version ofstarburst candy soft candies you have  

  • strawberry mint pineapple lemon apple and  orange wow that's very nice they're very  

  • they're very good they're kind of chewy  it sticks to your uh to your teeth this  

  • hasn't changed in at least 60 65 years the  these keep the dentist uh a lot going well

  • yeah this one is pineapple and this one  is strawberry they're soft but chewy  

  • yeah so if you've got fillings and be careful yeah  and sometimes i remember when we were children  

  • you were having this and it usually sticks  back here in the last molar all the way up so  

  • we used to stick our fingers there and excavate  you know try to try it out you know like i mean