Chocolate Barcelona

Chocolate Barcelona
  • Chocolate is so firmly rooted among the city's pastry chefs that it is really easy to find chocolate sweets made in most cake shops. And there are lots of chocolate shops too, where you can even find some in the form of Barcelona souvenirs.

  • One of the oldest traditions in Catalonia is to eat a mona on Easter Monday. In Barcelona, this traditional cake was turned into a chocolate figure by Escribà and, since then, all the other pastry chefs have been making sweet sculptures, loads of them.

  • Chocolate also has a place among the craft ice creams you can buy in the city. Lately, though, it has had to compete with new, very typical Catalan flavours that have just started to be used for ice cream, such as crema catalana cremada.

  • Chocolate has often been mixed with meat in Barcelona cooking. And botifarra sausages, which are usually stuffed with something to give them added flavour, are no exception. They can be found at various xarcuteries, pork butchers, as well as in some restaurants.