Food·Posted on May 8, 2016You Haven't Lived Life Until You've Tried ConchasIt's not sweet bread...It's PAN DULCE.by Norberto BriceñoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 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... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via youtube.com ...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. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via youtube.com 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.