I’m not sure what I just ate, but it was yummy. Thanks, Häagen-Dazs.


It’s called Tres Leches Brigadeiro.

It was only 99 cents at the local Grocery Outlet. My tummy, built-in deal-identifying radar, and sweet tooth — otherwise known as a serious sugar addiction —  said, “You better buy this. Right now.”

So I did.

I then walked across the street to the Crossroads Mall, sat down, and promptly ate it.

Thank you, Paula Barbosa.
Thank you, Artisan Collection.
Thank you, Häagen-Dazs.
Thank you, Brazil.
Thank you, My Sweet Brigadeiro.

Paula is the founder of My Sweet Brigadeiro.

Brigadeiro is a sweet concoction, made with condensed milk, cocoa and butter, from Brazil. According to Paula it is “Brazil’s favorite and most traditional sweet.”

“The Brigadeiro is slowly cooked until it gets the right velvety consistency, then it’s hand rolled into a luscious round shape and covered with chocolate sprinkles or nuts.”

Tres leches is a Latin American dessert that has sweet condensed milk as its main ingredient. Tres is Spanish for three, and leches is milk.

There was nothing fake in it. Just cream and sugar.

Häagen-Dazs, however, is just a made up word.


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