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Hot chocolate with melted cheese: The Colombian comfort food you didn't know you were missing



We've been doing hot chocolate all wrong.

The Colombians have it down, and after this, you'll probably be doing the same thing. Chocolate con queso -- hot chocolate with cheese -- is the ultimate Colombian comfort drink. It's exactly as it sounds. It's what they drink when they're at grandma's house, and nearly every Colombian will recall this fondly if you bring it up with them.

So many people told us we had to try it, so we stopped in a tiny little eatery in Bogotá called La Puerta Falsa, a neighborhood joint that's been in operation since 1816. But, it's so common, you can find it in many places.

Check out the video to see what the cheese and flavor combination is like. Truuust us on this one, it's a beloved Colombian classic for a reason. You'll never view sweet/salty the same way again.

Here are some other Colombian gems we fell in love with:
Playing tejo is fun and wildly dangerous
Escobar's hippos are running amuck
These women in Cartagena are reviving a dying culture with sweets

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