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Uncle Julio’s Chocolate Piñata Is Back, and It’s Stuffed With Mini-Churros

Smash this chocolate globe for a good cause

Inside the chocolate piñata, find churros, fresh pineapple, and strawberries
Photo: Uncle Julio’s

Uncle Julio’s ever-popular chocolate piñata (served complete with a hammer) is back, for all those occasions that call for dessert-smashing. The Mexican chain put this menu item on pause during the pandemic, but the churro-filled chocolate piñata relaunched at Dallas-Fort Worth locations — just in time for Uncle Julio’s 35th birthday.

Each chocolate piñata consists of a chocolate globe stuffed with mini churros, fresh pineapple, and strawberries. Guests can grab a wooden mallet to swing at the piñata, and then dip the treats inside into freshly-made chocolate ganache and whipped cream. The Chocolate piñata is designed to serve four to eight diners.

There’s a charitable component to this piñata too. As part of Uncle Julio’s 35th birthday celebrations, the business is donating $5,000 to The Birthday Party Project, a charity that helps kids experiencing homelessness to have a fabulous birthday. From November 1 through 7, $1 from the sale of every chocolate piñata sold at Uncle Julio’s DFW locations will benefit The Birthday Party Project. The very first Uncle Julio’s, located at at 4125 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, will smash a chocolate piñata on November 1 at 10:30 a.m. to kick off the partnership.