Skip To Content

    You Haven't Lived Life Until You've Tried Conchas

    It's not sweet bread...It's PAN DULCE.

    It's time we recognize the king of pan dulce. I'm talking about CONCHAS (or conchitas. Either one is OK).

    lacafet / Via instagram.com

    So what are conchas? They're an iconic Mexican sweet bread, famous for its round, shell-like form. While conchas are a staple of the holiday season for Mexicans, they're also a year-round treat.

    jflores111 / Via instagram.com

    Concha = Shell for our non-Spanish speaking friends.

    While everyone makes conchas in their own unique way, the top usually consists of a delightful paste made of butter, sugar, and flour, and in some instances, cocoa.

    yourveganfriend / Via instagram.com

    The paste is given its traditional concha form...

    ...and then baked to perfection.

    quboguero / Via instagram.com

    There is nothing in this world better than the smell of fresh conchas being baked at your local panaderia at 5:00 a.m.

    lynwood_eats / Via instagram.com

    ...ready to be dipped in the finest cup of Mexican hot chocolate.

    24benz_ / Via instagram.com

    You'll always remember the times when your mom came home with a bag full of these piping hot conchas, still radiating the sweet smell of childhood joy.

    cinazeneth / Via instagram.com

    You couldn't wait to get your hands on one of these, and bite through the slightly crunchy exterior, and into that hot, soft, fluffy bread in the middle.

    britt_bern / Via instagram.com

    They look so damn appetizing you'll want to drop whatever you're doing and head over to the nearest panaderia just to pick up a batch of this holy goodness.

    nosferadi / Via instagram.com

    But conchas are more than just your typical sweet bread.

    badizk / Via instagram.com

    They represent love.

    noemiaresendiz / Via instagram.com

    They represent family.

    montserrat10475 / Via instagram.com

    They represent our culture and we are.

    staceciliacafe / Via instagram.com

    And we couldn't be prouder to share it with the world.

    Want more stuff for and by Latinos? We thought so! Check out Pero Like, our spot for the best in news, culture, entertainment, and abuelita-isms.