After sharing these Brazilian treats with many, and receiving a “Wow! I didn’t realize you could buy this in Westchester” I want to tell you, my friends, that there is a little Brazil right near us…and it’s got so much to offer, including Brazilian candy!
But first, let’s talk food gifts. Mis queridos amigos, if you’re reading this, you’re obviously a food fan AND you’d like to continue to expand your food horizons. Now stay with me here as I transition to the gift bit.
We’re in the whirlwind of the holidays. You probably have some people on your “list” for whom you’d like to buy a small but well-selected gift. Something nice, and somewhat different or even exotic (can I say foreign yet familiar?!), but something you know will be enjoyed. and Brazilian candy fits that bill. Chewy, fruity and or chocolately, toffee-coated, and filled with flavors ranging from passion fruit to lime, these Brazilian candies lucen muy bien, look good, and taste good, too. Of course these features have made them favorites of my family and friends.
How you present them is also a fun challenge. Here I’m displaying these shimmery packets in a terracotta bowl with an equally shimmery purple ribbon. You can certainly fine some fun boxes or some clear bags (Party Central) and tie them with your favorite-colored ribbons!
So your next question might be: And where do I find these treats? Well, one place is on Gramatan Avenue in Mount Vernon–at Siminho’s Meat Market.
Actually, you’ll find a wide variety of Brazilian treats, including other sweets and a great assortment of teas, and much more! (And here are some more food gift ideas ideas from our Liz Johnson!)
Next week I’m going to share some recipes for some lovely Latin-style holiday cocktails! In the meantime, ¡Buen provecho! Enjoy!