One thing that is better in Europe than in the United States is hot chocolate. Hands. Down. This is not to say you can’t find delicious hot chocolate in the U.S., but the standard hot chocolate in this country is a far cry from the standard hot chocolate in countries like Spain and France. I particularly love ordering hot chocolate in Spain when it comes with a healthy serving of churros (fried dough) for dipping. And by “healthy” I mean “large,” just to clarify. Hot chocolate in Spain is mostly melted dark chocolate with a little milk and sugar mixed into it. Sometimes it’s so thick you need to drink it fast before it cools off too much and starts to solidify again. I’m making myself hungry just thinking about it…
Emma Holliday is well-traveled. After 5 years in Boston, she and her husband upended their lives to move to Berlin where she is currently writing a (funny) book about travel and grief and attempting to learn German.
I went to Madrid last year, got sick after a few days, and only got to order churros con chocolat on my last day. I still wasn’t feeling 100% better, but I was ready to take the risk. It was worth it.
I’m sorry to hear you were sick while traveling and it kept you from eating delicious Spanish food. But I’m glad the churros con chocolate agreed with you!