After a long wait, we finally bring you chorizo cured in Spain. You will immediately notice the difference between this chorizo and domestic imitations. Palacios, a company based in Logro?ño, the capital of the La Rioja region, earned permission from the U.S. authorities to export chorizo to the U.S. in 1997, but it wasn't until 2001 that it started entering the country in any significant quantity. Palacios Chorizo does not contain any preservatives or artificial colors; just pork sausage cured with paprika and garlic. They use a traditional process, using a secret 30-year-old family recipe. Its meat and natural ingredients are carefully selected, creating a smoky, earthy, sweet and tangy sausage. Finally, Americans can enjoy one of the true culinary treasures of Spain! Chorizo is excellent in stews, potages, omelets, paellas, or served as part of a tapas. It makes a statement, with a flavor so powerful that it does not influence a dish subtly.