Brazil native Isadora Jones wants to portray her native culture in a positive light, prompting her to quit her job to start a small business – Da Casinha – based out of her home.
Meaning “from our home” in Portuguese, Da Casinha specializes in brigaderios – small candies that Jones describes as a love child of fudge and truffles and made from condensed milk and cocoa. She said the candies are traditionally served in Brazil on birthdays.
They were created shortly after World War II, Jones explained, by a confectioner in support of and named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, who was running for president at that time. While the candies can be found in bakeries and shops in Brazil, they are typically made at home.
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By Dustin Butler • [email protected]