Taste the Chapanas When Traveling in Peru

If you would looking for an exotic suite that is only found in Peru look no further than the Chapanas. This sweet is made from cassava flour, Annies and molasses. The mixture is wrapped in a dry leaf and served cold. The name of the sweet is derived from the word chapuni, which means “to knead”.

Some people also add clubs and cinnamon and this is very popular along the coast of Peru. Many people do not know about the sweet abroad but it is very popular in Peru. In fact it is found in most of the popular markets, and people relish it in a number of occasions. 

What is great about the Chapanas?

This sweet is perfect for consuming with coffee or after a heavy dinner. If you’re traveling in Peru, you will be able to find at least a small store where you can find a suite. It is usually wrapped in a banana leaf and it’s easy to recognize. The moment you see the suite in any store don’t forget to buy at least two or three of them. Not only will you love it but you will want to eat it later sometime as well. So, pack at least three of the sweets and then carry them in your bag to munch on when you’re bored. 

This sweet is also perfect for mountaineering or to go trekking where there is teenagers. Peru has a number of tourist spots appear that it is very thin and people suffer from altitude sickness. In times like that it is always good to carry sweets along and what could be better than this sweet?

Have you tasted it before?

At the end of the day, there is nothing more important than understanding of place through its food. And the icing on the cake, quite literally, it’s always the desert that is most commonly consumed in a place. If you have ever tried this sweet do let us know in the comments section below. If you would like to learn more about the various trekking and travel destinations in Peru, give us a call today. 

Jude C

I am a travel enthusiast who has closely worked with different communities in India. My interests range from alternative rock to English literature. I also happen to love cats a lot.

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