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When I found out that hot chocolate and churros were a specialty in Spain, I knew that I would be sampling quite a few. Although the hot chocolate in Spain is not as good as the hot chocolate in Paris, the pairing with churros is quite nice.

The first place I tried it was Casa Sampaka in Barcelona. The hot chocolate was very good and dark, but the churros were a bit on the dry side.

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Verdict: Although the hot chocolate was on point, the churros left much to be desired.

Score: 6.

The next place we tried was at Casa Aranda in Málaga. This place specializes in hot chocolate and churros, so my expectations were high.

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Verdict: My expectations were met and exceeded. The hot chocolate was deliciously dark, and the churros were crispy. Mr. Selfish likes his churros a bit sweeter (i.e. covered in sugar).

Score: 8.

We then tried two places in Madrid. The first was San Gines, which is an institution for hot chocolate and churros in Madrid.

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Verdict: Once again, the hot chocolate was good but the churros were not as sweet as Mr. Selfish felt they should be.

Score: 7.

Finally, we tried a little outdoor stand in Madrid. These churros were covered in sugar and cinnamon. We found a winner for Mr. Selfish. Unfortunately, I didn’t think the hot chocolate was nearly as good.

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Verdict: Although the churros were the best, the hot chocolate had a weird after taste.

Score: 7.5.

FINAL TALLY: Although Mr. Selfish enjoyed the outdoor stand in Madrid the most, I am writing this blog post and I liked Casa Aranda in Málaga the best. So, Casa Aranda is the winner.