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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Churros con Chocolate

Spain is known for its vibrant nightlife that lasts well into the morning. After dancing all night, crowds of people roam the streets in search of two things: Shawarmas or churros con chocolate. Shawarmas are extremely popular, but eating churros con chocolate with friends after a night out is a longstanding tradition in Spain.

Most Americans are used to the churros smothered in sugar and cinnamon commonly sold at sporting events. The churros in Spain are the same concept except shorter and served in a pile on a plate without anything on them. The next step is to either put sugar on them or dip them in a warm cup of thick chocolate. Whenever I have eaten churros with Spaniards everyone gets their own cup of chocolate to dunk their churros into. People do not hold back and eat churro after churro until all of them are gone and the only thing left is the chocolate in the cup. One might think that's the end, however, this is a rookie mistake since every Spaniard at the table will drink the rest of the chocolate no matter how thick or rich it is. And that is the end to a successful night out in Spain!

Personally, I prefer my churros with sugar as an occasional treat on a leisurely Sunday and would pick Shawarma over churros any day. More on the beauty of the Shawarma later!


  1. Do you like the churros with sugar and cinnamon? How about the stuffed churros?

  2. I love churros with sugar and cinnamon! I also like the stuffed churros with cream. I tried my first one during Las Fallas in Valencia.