Walking around Buenos Aires you will see many vendors making and selling something called GarrapiÃ±ada. It smells great and it only costs 2 pesos but what is it and is it gluten free? I must have walked past literally a hundred of these guys over the last month that I’ve been living in the city but I was never sure exactly what it was and had never got around to asking.
Luckily last Sunday after a fun trip to San Telmo’s fantastic Sunday market, I decided to ask one vendor exactly what this GarrapiÃ±ada consists of.
Good news! It is simply peanuts covered in melted sugar….served warm! Nothing else has been added and there is no chance of contamination as you can watch them prepare it so it’s 100% gluten free. Oh and did I mention that it’s also amazing and so addictive! The perfect snack for exploring the city and I can’t wait to have more now that I know it’s gluten free!