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Is one churro better then another?

I was wondering, with the mass production of churros at pretty much every theme park and fair is every churro the same? I never really had one at one place then another someplace else and really gave that any thought. That maybe this one was better then the other.

Perhaps it's simply an item that is so generic that really there is no way to get it wrong or improve upon it. But I can't help but wonder, is there such a thing as the BEST churro? Or for that matter, can you think of someplace where you had the WORST one?

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  1. Absolutely, my lads and I like the ones at the plaza end of Olvera St. and while we like most of the stuff at Vallarta Markets; the churros that we tried at the new Vallencia stores bakery a couple of days ago were awful!

    1. I guess it depends on how particular you are.
      A churro's basically like a donut. Does the differences in donuts mean anything to you,or for you, is a donut pretty much a donut?
      Churros for me, mostly require that the batter be reasonably fresh, that the oil in the fryer be clean and fresh, and that the churro gets to me very shortly after it comes out of the fryer...

      BTW, A "concession food industry" site I just looked at noted an effort to increase the "demographic appeal" of churros by calling them "fritter stix" (except if you're selling them at a zoo, in which case they urge you to call them "Tiger Tails"!)

      1. I've had a bad churro; it was stale and firm. Couldn't finish it.

        1. LATE BREAKING NEWS!

          Modern science is bringing us the FILLED churro! (or ""fritter stix") (Cream,custard, caramel, or jelly!) Elvis and Homer Simpson would be proud!

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          1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

            Wow...I think even my computer just started salivating.

            1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

              Maybe it's not modern science, but the ever-present pull to return to one's roots, but the filled churro isn't so new: I had a *chocolate* filled one at a fair in Spain last fall. I guess it was their homage to dipping churros in thick hot drinking chocolate, which has been a tradition for many years there.

              Anyway, I don't know why'd you'd mess with jelly when you can have chocolate...

              1. Maybe you should leave the theme park churros behind!

                The best churros I've ever, ever had were at the Alameda Swap Meet. Fresh, hot, sugary, insanely delicious. Lots of other great food choices there as well. 4501 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90058

                I've also heard good things about the churro truck often found around Echo Park, but have yet to sample their delights.

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                1. re: ks in la

                  Yeah... along the same line is El Mercadito in ELA on 1st and Lorena... They have lots of sweets vendors out front... I can't make it out of there without a major churro craving... LOL! :)

                  --Dommy!