At first glance, you might think you just saw another row of truffles as you glided past our bakery case. But stop, look again, and what you will find is so much more. With a rich flavors and chewy, almost caramel-like consistency, brigadeiros, hand-made especially for Passport Brazil are a national favorite and not to be missed.
For Brazilians, the brigadeiro is an iconic sweet treat, enjoyed with an afternoon coffee, at birthady parties and weddings, or unrolled as part of a cake or pastry filling. Named after the Brazilian Brigadier, Eduardo Gomes, whose fans created these chocolate candies and sold them to raise funds for his presidential 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!” From that point on the bite-sized chocolate ball was known as a “brigadeiro”.
The bakery team has been working hard on finding and perfecting the perfect recipe to appease ex-pats and Texans alike. Traditionally made with condensed milk, chocolate powder and butter, then rolled in chocolate sprinkles, we will also have coconut and coconut guava brigadeiros, sometimes also known as beijinhos.
And the best advice I can give you about these treats, by more than one, because they are possitively addicting.