“Bariloche is the chocolate capital of Argentina,” were the magical words that enticed me to visit to Bariloche Argentina. It turns out Bariloche has plenty of other sights to offer, but their chocolate is what initially sparked my interest. We were on an extended stay in Argentina, and after visiting Buenos Aires and Peninsula Valdes, among many other cities, we enjoyed some time in Bariloche Argentina.
I devised a great scheme to eat as much chocolate as possible. I would buy chocolate from each shop and conduct a taste test. However, once I actually arrived in Bariloche Argentina, all I had to do was walk down a few blocks to see that with the sheer number of shops, I would get either sick or go broke (probably both) if I sampled from each one. So, we bought chocolate from four shops — Mamuschka, Benroth, Turista, and Reyes — and conducted our very own double blind taste test.
Bariloche Argentina chocolate taste test results
Mamuschka won hands down for best milk chocolate. Tourista was second best followed by Benroth and Reyes tying for third. We bought some Mamuschka milk chocolate as unique Valentine’s Day gifts for our loved ones at home.
In the quest for “Best Dark Chocolate in Bariloche,” we had completely opposite opinions. I liked Mamuschka and Tourista a lot and didn’t like Benroth at all. Kimberly favored Benroth followed by Tourista and Mamuska.
At Reyes, we enjoyed the peppermint in white chocolate. Benroth had an amazing coconut cream. From Mamuschka a flavor with honey and almond was delightful. If you enjoy citrus, Mamuschka also had an excellent orange and lemon cream.
Here are our complete tasting notes:
Milk chocolate reviews in Bariloche
Elizabeth: Smooth and creamy. Less sweet than Turista. Very milky. It tastes like what milk chocolate should taste like. The most creamy of them all.
Kimberly: The best of the three. Good flavor and very smooth. Not too sweet. Much better texture.
E: Tastes a little old. Crumbly texture. More milky and less sweet than the others.
K: Texture is pretty good, though not amazing. It’s smoother than cheap chocolate. The flavor is interesting — there’s something fruity in it. It’s good, but not amazing.
E: Very smooth and creamy. Extra sweet. Good for sugar lovers.
K: Sweet, but not too sweet. Better flavor than Benroth. Still not an amazing texture.
Dark chocolate reviews
E: Richest I’ve tasted. More like what I’m used to dark chocolate tasting like. Very sweet.
K: Tastes like black licorice. I can’t get past it.
E: Very crumbly. Dark and rich. Hints of alcohol burns a little but not in sugary sort of way.
K: Very dark, but not too bitter. Good flavor. Interesting but kind of weird texture; not really creamy or smooth. Overall, pretty good.
E: Very smooth. Not super dark, but rich. Hints of peanut or vanilla? Extra smooth but strange flavor. The most creamy of them all.
K: Creamier texture, very cocoa-y. Kind of a weird flavor somewhere in there. In the end very good, though.
When traveling to Bariloche Argentina, all of these delectable chocolate shops can be found on Mitre Street. It is absolutely stunning here. Check out these views from the window of our in Bariloche, with no zoom.
Bariloche view at sunset
We took too many pictures to post but here are some of our favorites of the area.
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