Chile Pepper Brigadeiro Truffle
Weight: 1.55 oz. (44 g.) (estimate) in 2 pieces
Calories: 232 calories (estimate) in 2 pieces
Cost: $34.00 for 15-piece assortment box (includes shipping)
Purchased from: Cabruca Chocolates, online order
Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Weeks.
Brigadeiros are a popular Brazilian chocolate bonbon that often serve as a dessert or birthday party treat, and incorporate a touch of local flavor.
Today's Chile Pepper Brigadeiro Truffle -- one of a line of Brigadeiros created by Juliana Bounds at Cabruca Chocolates (Winchester, OR) -- was a great example of what these confections are all about.
This Brigadeiro truffle incorporated a dark chocolate couverture and "outer" ganache. At its core was a slightly sweeter inner ganache with brown sugar/caramel and subtle chile flavor. The outside was dusted with crushed bits of Brazilian chile pepper.