We recently received this in the mail from Veronica, a friend of Chocolate NYC:
Here is the email she sent in advance of the package:
I am in Argentina. I just had the a (what I thought was going to be) reasonable conversation with someone at the neighborhood chocolate shop (the chocolate in Argentina is mediocre to TERRIBLE which I've always known):
me: where is this chocolate from?
her: well, we make it in Argentina but import the cacao
me: from where
her: I think Brazil or Colombia (while looking at me like an insane person).
Note: this is a store that EXCLUSIVELY SELLS CHOCOLATE.
So we were fully prepared: this was going to be pretty bad.
Indeed, it was. The amargo tasted like dark chocolate crossed with medicine. The aftertaste was the grossest part. Next we tried the semi-amargo. David immediately commented, "This is way worse."
But we still ate it. Even though it tasted like medicine. I mean, at the end of the day, it is chocolate.
BOTTOM LINE: Argentina is not the place to go to buy bars of chocolate. But Veronica reports they do better with gelato, so if you go to Argentina and get desperate, maybe try that route, instead.