Mexican churros

Three delicious facts about churros

Churros are a favorite at Mexican Restaurants, but they have a long, fascinating history! Some interesting facts are below:

  1. The churro originated in ancient China as a savory fried snack, called a “youtiao.” Portuguese traders made them their own, covering the pastry in sugar instead of salt.
  2. As the snack became popular with Spanish shepherds, it got the name “churro,” named for the horns of the churra sheep.
  3. Introduced to South America by the conquistadors, the churro evolved once again, as each region added their own touches to the dessert — including fillings like cheese, chocolate, and fruit.