These donuts MUST be eaten during Lent
In some countries, it's tradition to enjoy fried treats during Holy Week.
(SPOT.ph) Considering the crowd you'd see at every Churreria La Lola branch, we can safely assume that not a lot of people gave up churros for Lent. It didn't help that the Spanish dessert chain launched a new item that's traditionally enjoyed during this season.
Meet the Buñuelos de Semana Santa. They're small, rustic rings fried in 100% olive oil, then dusted in cinnamon sugar. They remind us of Lil' Orbits or Hot Loops, but slightly crispier. Buñuelos are a kind of donut, and there are variations throughout Latin America as well as Spain, Greece, and Turkey. They're traditionally consumed during Holy Week, which makes not eating them a bit of a sacrilege. As you're already indulging, you might as well dunk these babies into La Lola's delicious dark chocolate dip.
In other news, Churreria La Lola opened their ninth branch at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City today, March 22. A 10th location at Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig, is underway.