In his opinion, a cake should have a longer preparation process and contain more sweet and pastry ingredients. “It’s not a cake. And this ranking is made by useless people. They don’t know anything; they’ve never eaten well,” Gross said, referring to the ranking of the “taste atlas, which chose the Chocotorta as the best cake in the world”.
One of the greatest exponents of Argentine confectionery, Osvaldo Gross, said that he hated choco torta because it didn’t suit his taste, wasn’t “actually a cake but more of a dessert,” and wasn’t very original either
Gross also criticized the taste and texture of the chocolate torta, which is made with biscuits, dulce de leche, and cream cheese. “I don’t like chocolate torta; I hate it”, said the confectioner, who called it “the cake of vedettes” because of its simplicity and popularity. Additionally, he pointed out that the chocolate late torta had nothing to do with Argentine culture but was an adaptation of an Italian dessert called tiramisu.
“The Chocotorta was voted the best cake in the world according to the ‘Taste Atlas’ ranking.”
“Example of what I’m going to tell you: People have increasingly poor taste buds for…
“Don’t you like chocotorta, Osvaldo?”
“No, I hate her.”
Gross’ opinion sparked controversy and debate among chocolate late torta lovers, who defended its taste and practicality. Some TikTok users responded with videos showing their versions of the choco torta, with variations in ingredients and presentation. Others urged him to respect everyone’s tastes and preferences and not disqualify a dessert that is part of Argentina’s gastronomic identity.
Chocotorta remains one of the most requested and consumed desserts in Argentina, both on special occasions and in everyday life. Its success is due to its ease of preparation, low cost, and delicious taste.
However, some prefer other, more sophisticated options, as suggested by Osvaldo Gross in his books and programs
antes me caía bien, pero ahora que escuche esto, me cae mejor
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