If you find yourself on the cobbled streets of Barcelona or Lisbon after a night out on the town, the thing to do is find the churrería (yes, they have an entire word devoted to shops that sell churros). Dipping those twisted pieces of fried dough into warm chocolate sauce is the perfect end to the night, along with being a great way to combat your looming hangover. However, there's no need to cross the pond to get a bite of one of these delicious treats, since the Costco churro is almost as good as the real deal.
Churros are the perfect snack, spanning the categories of breakfast food and dessert in one delicious bite. For those who haven't had them, churros are twists of crispy fried dough sprinkled with a combo of sugar and cinnamon powder, which are served with then dipped into a warm chocolate sauce. A number of Costco locations brought these cinnamon-sugar delights back to their food court menu during the pandemic, and it was the best food news of the year.
costo churro bouquet for my birthday pls.
— Regina R. Reyes (@speedlimit65) July 22, 2014
The Return of the Costco Churro
Churros originate in Spain and Portugal, but their popularity has spread throughout the world, and they can be found in Latin America, parts of Asia, and the United States. When costco brought their legendary twisted churros back to the Costco food court menu, they made them even better than before, 20% larger than the originals.
Costco fans were overjoyed, as the churros were right up there with the hot dogs, ice cream, and chicken bake at the food court. While these sweet treats are also available at McDonald's and certain grocery stores like ALDI and Trader Joe's, there's something special about the ones at Costco.
The giant double twisty $1 Costo churro is the bomb! 🥰
— Call me Ms Anthropy (@ShelbyLynnLFC) December 6, 2018
Despite the excitement surrounding the return of the beloved menu item, churro aficionados had mixed reviews of the new churro. Some felt that the texture was harder than the ones previously offered, while others fully embraced the new churro in all its fried cinnamon-sugar glory.
For those looking to try their hand at a home-cooked churro, here's a tasty churros recipe that comes close to the legendary Costco churro. However, if you want to enjoy this Spanish delicacy without working for it, head to your local Costco for a churro to be transported right to Barcelona.