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What Is A Brigadeiro?

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

One Of The Most Common Questions We Get Is..."What Is A Brigadeiro?" Our Own Chef Zeila Provides Her Take On This Brazilian Staple. Plus, We Get AI To Answer This Question In The Style Of Select Celebrity Chefs



If you are reading this, you are curious about the brigadeiro - that bite-sized chocolate truffle caramel treat from Brazil. Perhaps you typed in "what is a brigadeiro" in your search engine. Well, you've come to the right place. We asked our Chef and Co-Founder, Zeila, how she would describe the brigadeiro. Then we asked our Generative AI bot to provide a more general answer to the question "what is a brigadeiro?" in the style of several select celebrity chefs.


A selection of our customer favorites


Here are the responses:

Chef Zeila


Brazil's favorite dessert. You know that feeling you get when your taste buds are happy? That’s what happens to every person who tries Brigadeiro Sprinkles. Our brigadeiros are made fresh with the finest, most delicious, local ingredients. We perfected our award-winning artisanal recipe and created an irresistable fusion of a chocolate truffle caramel that goes well on its own or incorporated into your favorite cookie, madeline, honey cake, traditional cake, and/or candy bar.


Our brigadeiros are made to order, small batch and always fresh using the highest quality ingredients found at farmers markets around the Bay Area. We take great pride in our efforts to bring you the best brigadeiro possible without preservatives. Our goal is to have each bite take you back to when you first discovered the irresistible taste of a brigadeiro.


Our brigadeiros are both an art and love that I want to share with you. We have classic and seasonal flavors, what is your favorite?

AI-Generated Celebrity Chefs


Bobby Flay

Brigadeiros, my friends, are the Brazilian bombshells of the dessert world! We're talking about a sweet symphony of condensed milk, cocoa, and butter, slow-cooked to caramelized perfection. Then, they're rolled up into bite-sized, flavor-packed orbs that'll knock your socks off!


But here's where it gets really interesting. We take those flavor-packed bites and give 'em a chocolatey coat that's like the icing on the cake. These little morsels are like the truffles of the tropics, and they're here to bring a fiesta to your taste buds!


So grab a plateful, gather your pals, and get ready for a dessert experience that'll transport you straight to Brazil. These brigadeiros are a flavor-packed journey that you won't want to miss!


Gordon Ramsay

Oh, brigadeiros, you don't know what you're missing if you haven't indulged in these little balls of heaven! Picture this: a symphony of condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter, slow-cooked to a luscious, fudgy perfection. Then, they're hand-rolled into bite-sized wonders and generously coated in chocolate sprinkles for that extra crunch. It's like a cocoa-packed celebration in your mouth!


These Brazilian delights are the life of the party, my friend. Sweet, creamy, and utterly addictive. They'll have you coming back for more, no doubt about it. Trust me, once you've experienced brigadeiros, there's no turning back. Enjoy!


Yotem Ottolenghi

Ah, brigadeiros, a delightful Brazilian confection! These little treasures are a celebration of simplicity and flavor. Imagine condensed milk, cocoa powder, and a touch of butter, harmoniously cooked down to a velvety, fudgy consistency. The result? Pure indulgence.


Once this heavenly mixture is ready, it's hand-rolled into petite spheres and adorned with a generous coat of chocolate sprinkles, providing a delightful contrast of textures. Each bite is a symphony of creamy, chocolaty goodness.


Brigadeiros are a testament to the beauty of uncomplicated, high-quality ingredients. They embody the essence of Brazilian cuisine, where joy and flavor dance hand in hand. Enjoy these little treats; they are bound to brighten your day!


Guy Fieri

Alright, folks, let me break it down for ya! Brigadeiros are like a fiesta in your mouth, straight outta Brazil! Picture this: condensed milk, cocoa, and butter getting cozy in a pot, simmering to sweet, sticky perfection. Then, we roll 'em up into these bite-sized flavor bombs that'll make your taste buds do a happy dance!


But wait, it gets even better. We're talkin' a chocolatey coating that's like the grand finale at a rock concert! These bad boys are like the Brazilian version of our classic truffles, and they're a flavor explosion that'll have you doin' a culinary cha-cha.


So grab a handful, share 'em with your crew, and get ready to ride the flavor train all the way to Brazil! These brigadeiros are gonna take your taste buds on a wild ride, my friends!


Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg: Ayo, Martha, you ever dabbled in them brigadeiros?


Martha Stewart: You know, Snoop, I've got the inside scoop on brigadeiros. They're these delightful Brazilian treats, made with condensed milk, cocoa, and a touch of butter. Slow-cooked to perfection.


Snoop Dogg: Slow-cooked, huh? That's my kind of jam. And then what?


Martha Stewart: Then, Snoop, we roll 'em up into these bite-sized bliss balls, and give 'em a dip in some decadent chocolate. It's like a flavor explosion, my friend.


Snoop Dogg: Dipped in chocolate? You're speakin' my language, Martha.


Martha Stewart: I knew you'd appreciate that, Snoop. Now, I'm thinkin', imagine these brigadeiros with a sprinkle of creativity. You know, a little herbal infusion, if you catch my drift.


Snoop Dogg: Oh, I catch it, Martha. That's a game-changer right there.


Martha Stewart: I thought you'd dig it, Snoop. Brigadeiros with a little green twist, now that's a recipe for a good time!


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If you don't know...now you know!


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