WHAT IS BRIGADEIRO?

You might be asking yourself “What is Brigadeiro?”

BRIGADEIRO is a scrumptious bite-size Brazilian chocolate sweet and is our favourite treat. It is not a bonbon, it is not a truffle. Its ingredients (the base is condensed milk instead of cream), preparing methods, taste, consistency and texture are different. Brigadeiro‘s traditional way of being presented is as a chocolaty ball covered with chocolate sprinkles, but in the past years, it has been developed into a GOURMET style and it can be found in a variety of flavours and toppings.

This is what I am bringing to you. A sweet little delicacy from Brazil, handmade with fresh and the finest ingredients without any preservatives. You can check our MENU with plenty of flavours for all tastes. 

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BRIGADEIRO is known all over my home country, Brazil. It is a must in every party such as birthdays, weddings, corporate events and any other celebrations. BRIGADEIRO has the perfect bite size for when you need a little sweet treat. Go to our GALLERY so you can “taste” a bit more :) and see how beautifully they can be displayed at your event. 

Our Brigadeiros are made from scratch, with a lot of patience (it takes a long time to cook them), love and hand rolled one by one for you, just the way we learned in Brazil when we were kids. 

Ok, but why “Brigadeiro“?

Brigadeiro Eduardo gomesBRIGADEIRO is the word in Portuguese for Brigadier. The little chocolate treat was named after the Brazilian Brigadier, Eduardo Gomes, who in 1945 started his Presidential Campaign. With his good looking and his speech, he attracted a group of female fans who created those chocolate “balls” and sold them to raise funds for his campaign. At that time, the Campaign parties were very expected by the public and soon people were calling friends to go eat the sweet: “Let’s eat the Brigadier’s candy!” The bite-sized chocolate ball was then, named “Brigadeiro“. The traditional recipe calls for condensed milk, chocolate powder and butter.

Eduardo Gomes did not win the elections despite all the efforts, but his chocolate treat has become more and more popular over the decades. 

There are a few versions of the origin of the Brigadeiro, but is is the most popular.

You might be also thinking that it is written wrong (Brigadeiro Gourmet instead of Gourmet Brigadeiro), but I just wanted to keep it as we say/write in Portuguese :) 

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