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In Argentina, la leche is a light meal taken after 5 p.m., which includes facturas (flaky pastries) and medialunas (croissants). The meal also includes cold cuts like salami, boiled ham and more.
PEPPERONI PIZZA Hot Pockets, filled with low-fat mozzarella and pepperoni, are a yummy, quick complement to your merienda.
In Peru, lonche is like breakfast in the afternoon—as it includes the same items as the morning meal. Coffee, tea and milk are served with classic buttered bread, marmalade, avocado, cheeses, ham and/or pastries. During the holidays, panettone and hot chocolate are a must on the table.
Pamper yourself at lonche time with these delicious, alfajores.
There are many theories as to why Chileans call tea time "once," which means "11" in Spanish. Some say the name refers to British elevenses, a light meal consisting of tea and biscuits. Others say the number was a code to camouflage the Spanish word for moonshine, aguardiente, which has 11 letters. All history aside, have yourself an once, Chilean style!
Here is a delicious recipe idea made with La Lechera Dulce de Leche.
The alguito is the snack that gets us to dinner without hunger pangs. It is typical of the western Colombian region of Antioquía. Coffee or hot chocolate are accompanied with rolls, arepas, or yucca bread, depending on the region.
Try our Honduran Yucca Cake with Sweet Milk Sauce recipe and pair it with a warm cup of Nescafe Clasico.