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OBrigadeiro

Maker - Kitty Elshot

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The Sweet Taste of Suffrage

What do traditional Brazilian sweets have to do with women’s voting rights? The common denominator is Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, who was a candidate for president in 1945, the first year that Brazilian women could vote. The Brigadier was a fan of these fudge-like sweets, which women sold as fundraisers to support him. Today brigadeiros are a beloved staple in Brazil as well as Spain, Chile and Portugal, and they’re winning over sweet teeth across America.

We asked our own Julia Elmer, who spent a few years living in Brazil, to hunt down the best U.S. brigadeiros and she turned up these mouth-watering morsels handmade in St. Paul, Minn. Kitty Elshot and Leandro Mano, the owners of OBrigadeiro, start with chewy fudge rolled into balls and coated with all kinds of toppings. Chocolate sprinkles, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, chopped nuts and powdered sugar create beautifully textured -- and irresistible-- chocolate spheres.

Paired with a cup of coffee or for a birthday celebration, OBrigadeiro’s treats are a perfect way to enjoy another culture’s rich, chocolate traditions.

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Discovered 3/7/2011

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Maker Story

The Sweet Taste of Suffrage

What do traditional Brazilian sweets have to do with women’s voting rights? The common denominator is Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, who was a candidate for president in 1945, the first year that Brazilian women could vote. The Brigadier was a fan of these fudge-like sweets, which women sold as fundraisers to support him. Today brigadeiros are a beloved staple in Brazil as well as Spain, Chile and Portugal, and they’re winning over sweet teeth across America.

We asked our own Julia Elmer, who spent a few years living in Brazil, to hunt down the best U.S. brigadeiros and she turned up these mouth-watering morsels handmade in St. Paul, Minn. Kitty Elshot and Leandro Mano, the owners of OBrigadeiro, start with chewy fudge rolled into balls and coated with all kinds of toppings. Chocolate sprinkles, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, chopped nuts and powdered sugar create beautifully textured -- and irresistible-- chocolate spheres.

Paired with a cup of coffee or for a birthday celebration, OBrigadeiro’s treats are a perfect way to enjoy another culture’s rich, chocolate traditions.