Are you ready to wrap your lips around a penis waffle?
Looking for the latest Insta-friendly food craze? Check out these penis-shaped waffles from Madrid.
Madrid is one of our favourite cities, and the Chueca neighbourhood is where all of the queer action is at, so it makes sense that it’s in Chueca that you’ll find La Polleria – a waffle house serving up dick-shaped delicacies.
It only opened a couple of weeks ago and it seems that it’s already dickmatised a loyal following. You’ll find La Polleria on Calle Barbieri.
, the man behind the waffle shop said he is simply astounded at its success.
“It’s totally taken me by surprise…” says Pedro Bauerbaum – the young guy who’s opened La Polleria. “We just can’t cope with demand and have already ordered more machines and are hiring more staff.”
Why penis waffles?
“I don’t know really, it just seemed like something that would work in Chueca…” explained Bauerbaum. He’s only 24, but La Polleria is already the second venture for Bauerbaum – he also runs Ice Cream & Dreams in nearby Malasaña. He was brainstorming business ideas when the idea of “pollofres” – a mix of the word ‘polla’ (a Spanish slang word for penis) and gofres (Spanish for waffles) popped into his head.
“Ice-cream doesn’t do so well in winter so I thought about waffles…” says Bauerbaum. “I then found out that the moulds could be made in any shape we wanted, and I just thought, yeah, let’s try it. It isn’t just gays who want them. We have lots of women, heterosexual couples, even older people have been in. Everyone takes selfies, pictures or videos with them.”
The waffles cost €3.80 plus 50 cents for a sauce topping – you’ve got the choice of Nutella, white chocolate, or strawberry.
“The most popular by far is the white chocolate…” confirms Bauerbaum. “People like the realism, I suppose.”