In America, dessert is always the finishing touch after a great meal. In Brazil,
different desserts are served all day every day, no matter what time it is. All
chefs have their own unique style of preparing food and dessert. Living in a country
of sweets would make things much easier. Because Brazil is known for its sugar,
and its coffee and cocoa beans, we had some ideas of what to expect. We thought
the desserts would be much sweeter and richer. While looking for different desserts,
it was clear that chocolate was an important ingredient in most of the desserts.
Ice cream is also very popular.
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Darius - "Most of the desserts that I ate in Brazil were ice
cream. The ice cream shop that I went to in the town of Ilheus had many flavors
of ice cream that I have never heard of. I also had a slice of cake which was no
different than any other cakes I’ve had. I do wish that I had bought a pastry out
of this pastry shop that we went to. All of the cakes looked so delicious."
Victoria - "One night we had chocolate ice cream for dessert. It was much sweeter
than any ice cream I had ever had before and it had bits of chocolate throughout!
It was the perfect pair for a cup of hot coffee!"
Ben - "Ice cream in Brazil is awesome. It is smoother and easier to savor than
in the U.S. I also really enjoyed the different pastry dishes available at some
of the markets that were sweet and topped with fruit slices."
Jesse - "When I think about desserts in Brazil only one thing comes to mind,
CHOCOLATE! Brazil offers the most delicious and richest chocolate I have ever tasted.
It seemed to be in abundance at many of our meals and I took advantage of every
opportunity I had. For the most part I ate chocolate in liquid form. I covered my
strawberries and cantaloupe with it, and sometimes I just drank it straight out
of a cup!"