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Traditional “alfajores” in Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay consist of two round, sweet biscuits made of wheat flour or corn starch joined together with dulce de leche (known as “manjar blanco” in Peru), and optionally coated with powder sugar. More modern “industrial” varieties in Chile, Uruguay and Argentina, are coated with dark or white chocolate (many alfajores are sold in “black” and “white” versions), or simply covered with powdered sugar. These are also known as a Chilean Oreo. One variation is called “alfajor de nieve” (snow alfajor) and has a white coating consisting of a mixture of egg whites and sugar. Most alfajores come packaged in aluminium foil. Alfajores are made in various diameters and are consumed as snacks.