Brazilian Brigadeiros

Blame it on Rio! And the Olympics. I’ve had Brazil on my mind the past several days. So I had to see what kind of chocolate they like. It seems the national favorite is brigadeiros, their version of chocolate truffles. Wikipedia says, “The brigadeiro makes up a big part of the
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Kilwin’s Chocolates – Key West, Florida

From pier to there – Key West and Kilwin’s Chocolates were the last stops on this year’s cruise. If you want to taste Key Lime pie, cake, cookies, ice cream, or candy, this is the place. Everywhere we looked, there was a Key Lime shop of some kind. My family, my friend Pam
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Bootleg Chocolates – Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Commonweath of Bahamas

I couldn’t wait to visit Bootleg Chocolates! I just love the name. I’ve always been intrigued by tales of bootleggers, rum runners, and pirates of the South Seas. In my mind they all look like Johnny Depp or a young Marlon Brando. We (my whole family and friend Pam) disembarked
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Graycliff Chocolatier – Nassau, New Providence Island, Commonwealth of Bahamas

Land ho! We woke up after two days at sea docked at the port of Nassau – home of Graycliff Chocolatier. I’ve wanted to visit Nassau for a long time; ever since seeing its beauty in several ‘Bond, James Bond’ movies. We were all anxious to get ashore (the whole family
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Cherry on Top – Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship – Gulf of Mexico

#RockinOnTheHighSeas – This year’s cruise was to the Bahamas and Key West, Florida. The family came along; also my friend Pam. It had rained a lot in Texas and we saw people kayaking down the flooded streets in Galveston before we departed. So it wasn’t much of a surprise
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Bonafide Chocolate en Rama – Mendoza, Argentina

Don’t cry for me, Argentina. I have not visited you yet, but I have fallen in love with you already. Our Argentinian friends, the Capones (no relation to Al), have lovingly described the Andes mountains, trips to the beach, and their rich family history of vineyards and almond
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Yelibelly Chocolates – Southlake, Texas

Private jets, exotic cars, artisan chocolates, and champagne with fresh raspberries – it was a little slice of heaven – Million Air Dallas’ “Wings and Wheels” event. Yeli, owner of Yelibelly Chocolates, invited me to visit her display there. So you know I was on that in a flash!
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New Orleans, LA – Part 3 – Laura’s Candies

I have two words for you when I think about Laura’s Candies – Mississippi Mud! And I don’t mean the kind we saw lots of when we took the swamp tour. Let me tell you about that first. On our last full day in New Orleans, we got up bright and early and Brian (my son-in-law) drove
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New Orleans, LA – Part 2 – Sucré

Sugar, sugar, sugar! Yes, you. Also the meaning of the French word “sucré.” So you know I was not leaving town without a visit to the Sucré chocolate shop in the French quarter. Our second day in New Orleans was just as warm and beautiful as the first. We spent most of the day
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New Orleans, LA – Part 1 – Southern Candymakers

Laissez les bons temps rouler! New Orleans, NOLA, Crescent City, The Big Easy – whatever you like to call it, it was our spring break destination this year. Kelly (my daughter), Brian (her husband), Kyle (my grandson), Hannah (granddaughter), and I drove from Dallas past
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