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What Are Brigadeiros?

Brigadeiros are Brazil’s most popular sweet. Using very simple ingredients and methods that have been passed down for generations, our professional chocolatiers have perfected these treats. Our bite-size delicacies come in a variety of flavors and toppings, and they melt in your mouth like nothing you’ve tasted before. Locally handcrafted using traditional Brazilian recipes and techniques, these unique sweets are perfect for sharing and giving!

“Brigadeiro” is the Portuguese word for “brigadier.” According to the legend, these tasty treats go back to the presidential campaign of Army Brigadier Eduardo Gomes in 1945. One of his supporters in Rio de Janeiro, the confectioner Heloisa Nabuco de Oliveira, invented the little morsels and named them in honor of her candidate. Although Gomes did not win the election, brigadeiros quickly became a staple at Brazilian parties and events.