There is something delicious about the tortilla being pulled apart to reveal the creaminess of cheese. Okay, so sometimes, it’s amazing, and other times – a bit of a mess. But, that’s what we love, right? Toastillas are simple, quick and each person can eat them the way they choose. I prefer to eat my Toastilla like a sandwich, keeping the innards, you know—inner. While, Rudy likes to rip them open and let those warm insides roll onto his fingers. That’s why I love him—he’s just a playful kid at heart.
But, we’re not the only people who love our wrapped Toastillas, and Toastillas are not the only wrapped foods. People in general and from around the world have their own wrapped favorites. Italians love their calzones, Asia loves egg and spring rolls, and who has ever passed by a Greek restaurant without thinking, “I could really go for a gyro about now.” South of the border and a strong inspiration for Toastilla are burritos, chimichungas and of course a family favorite, the quesadilla.
So, why does everyone seem to love wrapped foods? Our family has been asking ourselves this very question lately, and here are the three top reasons!
Dishes are great. Seriously, bowls, plates, plate-bowls. It’s embarrassing, but you can’t deny that it took you almost two hours at Bed Bath and Beyond eyeballing every piece of dinnerware you could find to pick out the perfect set. That being said, are you going to let your kids fill the minivan with ceramic plates and bowls? Probably not. Or, at least I hope not. Whether you are heading to a ball game or simply wandering around the house looking for your shoes, there is no denying that the portability of wrapped foods is second to none. No longer do you need to leave your food behind and wonder if the cat or dog is current licking your tasty wrapped dinner to an untimely death. Best of all, you don’t have to wash dishes! So, yeah, portability tops our list.
To be fair, being easy to dip was an unexpected thought for why people love wrapped foods. But, can you imagine and easier way to test out your favorite new peanut sauce, sriracha mayo or nacho cheese than a wrapped food? From Toastillas to egg rolls and pizza rolls, wrapped foods are a great way to combine a variety of foods in one place and see how well your sauce handles the combination. The wrap is usually pretty good at holding everything in as well as provides a great grip to your sauce. So, grab your Toastilla and dip away—you’ll thank us!
You may have picked this up by now, but our family loves variety in our food and wrapped foods, ehem, Toastilla, offers more flexibility and variety than any food we could think of. You can actually hit every corner of the world inside a Toastilla and go back around dozens of times without finding an end. From pizza or spaghetti Toastillas to Cuban beans and rice, Caribbean Jerk and amazing Indian curries you can do nearly anything. While we do love all sorts of wrapped foods, we are, of course, partial to our Toastillas.
This is our list:
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