Dulce de Leche: A Uruguayan treat

21 May
Veronica Garabelli photo

GOYA Dulce de Leche is available at Magruder's in Vienna, Va., 180 Maple Avenue West.

Dulce De Leche is a popular Uruguayan dessert that is undoubtedly responsible for my giant sweet tooth. In English, it translates to “Milk Caramel Cream.”  It’s a spread, which for the sake of categorizing we can call the South American Nutella. In my opinion, it’s different than regular caramel because it is much thicker and sweeter.

Uruguayans spread Dulce de Leche on just about anything: bananas, bread, pancakes, cake or pastries.

I’ve noticed that in the last couple years, Dulce de Leche has become more popular in the United States, most notably with the HäagenDazs ice cream flavor (which if you ask me, is not bad but doesn’t even compare).

If you’re intrigued and haven’t tried it, or are just craving it here is where you can get it:

  1. Olio (formerly known as The European Market)

2001 ½ W. Main St. Richmond, Va., 23220.

I just called them and they’re out of stock, but said they should be getting some by Thursday. Ask for the “Dulce de Leche Milk Caramel by Salamandra.” This one is from our neighboring country, Argentina and it’s DELICIOUS.

Goya Dulce de Leche is worth a try as well. They just started carrying this at Magruder’s in Vienna, Va., 180 Maple Ave West. My mom likes to shop there and she was thrilled.

Of course you can always order online, I will be scouting some good sites for Uruguayan food and reporting back to you soon.

I was fed giant spoonfuls of this thing as a kid, so I love it. Needless to say, there will be many more entries on Dulce de Leche to come.

Do you know of any good places to get Dulce de Leche? Let me know!


2 Responses to “Dulce de Leche: A Uruguayan treat”

  1. Anon November 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    You can get it at Corrado’s Family Markets in Clifton,Wayne and Fairfield,NJ


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