Churros

When I Was In Spain…

Although I was constantly on alert for pickpockets, I love-love-loved travelling through Spain! I loved the language, the history, the castles, the palaces, the churches, the monuments, the artwork and of course the food! It is a beautiful country that I must definitely return to.

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Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar

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Plaza de España

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Jamón Ibérico

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Sagrada Família

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La Rambla

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 Paella

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Port de Barcelona

Olympic Stadium

Barcelona Olympic Stadium

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 Spanish Chorizo

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Casa Milà

(or more popularly known as La Pedrera)

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Patatas Bravas

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Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas

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El Oso y El Madrono

(the Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

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Aqueduct of Segovia

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Segovia Cathedral

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The Market of San Miguel

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Churros

I sampled churros from various places and found that the churros in Spain are less sweet and more crispier and lighter than the churros in Australia. The chocolate dipping sauces in Spain were also different in that they were less rich (but still delicious).

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Flamenco Dancing

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Roman Bridge of Córdoba

Cathedral of Cordoba

Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

This place has such a rich history! Over time it has been a temple, a mosque and a cathedral.

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Royal Palace of Madrid

(on a very FOGGY day)

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Tortilla Española

(Spanish Omelette)

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Toledo

Seville Cathedral

Toledo Cathedral

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Plaza Mayor in Madrid

Mountains

Montserrat

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Orange trees lining the picturesque streets of Seville

Ilya Frozen Yogurt

277 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick 9077 1080

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I seriously love frozen yogurt. So you can no doubt imagine how excited I was to be invited to Frochella, Ilya’s very own music themed frozen yogurt event.

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What separates Ilya from other frozen yogurt places is the fact that their frozen yogurt is kosher, 100% natural, 99% fat free, 97-99% sugar free and doesn’t contain any refined cane sugar. Instead natural sweeteners stevia and erythitol are used, which compared to sugar contain a fraction of the calories. In addition the flavours are all natural and the milk used is organic.

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We sampled A LOT of frozen yogurt that night…

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…and tried many delicious toppings. It was awesome!

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But if I had to pick a favourite, it would have to be the deliciously fruity and crunchy Berry Coconut Crumble.

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I didn’t get the chance to try any hot caramel or hot chocolate though. Next time!

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The taste of the sweeteners was quite distinctive however it took all but two bites to get used to. The frozen yogurts I enjoyed the most included the Churros, Soy Chai, and Earl Grey Cranberry (this one was definitely my favourite). The one I enjoyed the least was the Coffee (very tart and tasted like cheap instant coffee), while the one I found the most interesting was the vegan Virgin Mary (spicy, creamy, tomatoey).

Ilya Frozen Yogurt is a bright friendly place that strives to create frozen yogurt that is innovative, healthy and tasty. A great place for those who are vegan and for all those who want to treat themselves with frozen yogurt minus the guilt.

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*Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest of Ilya Frozen Yogurt. All food ratings & review are purely based on my own experiences and how I felt about the service, food and quality at the time of visit