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Get To Know MyBrigaderio at Their New Location on Main Street in Hanover

Feb 12, 2021 02:40PM ● By Virginia Dean

Photo from MyBrigaderio Facebook Page

Owner Ana Paula Fernandes’ life’s passion for cooking, her love for her family and friends, and entertaining them with delicious treats, MyBrigadeiro was founded in 2012 as an online business and then in 2014, established its first store in Hanover. Committed to selling only the highest quality handcrafted chocolates, cakes, and cupcakes, each order is tailored to customers’ specific preferences and need. Brigadeiro is a popular and uniquely Brazilian sweet, a mixture of milk, sugar, butter, and chocolate, slowly cooked and hand-rolled into bite-size balls. Some refer to brigadeiro as a cross between fudge and chocolate truffles. At MY BRIGADEIRO, ingredients come from as far as South America and Europe as well as local Vermont farms.

HM: Please tell us about MyBrigadeiro: what does it offer and what makes it unique?

MB: My Brigadeiro started out as a Brazilian chocolate shop, but has expanded into a bakery, pastry shop, and beyond serving a wide variety of delicacies and goodies. My Brigadeiro is unique because it is a fusion of so many cultures, with classic Latin sweets and savories, a French flare and all of the classic cravings, you can think of to your heart's content.

HM: Can you elaborate on its menu. Are there new items?

MB: We are constantly evolving and getting creative! Most recently, we have added a completely new section of sweets that have quickly become bestsellers: passion fruit mousse, cheesecakes, pies, and pastries. Just walking past our window will leave you drooling! 

HM: What specialties are available?

MB: We cater our specialty items with the seasons and holidays. Right now, we are diving into all of the delicious options we can serve for Valentine’s Day. Some of these include a Black Forest Cake, Black Cherry Cheesecakes, Heart-shaped cakes and beyond!

HM: We understand MyBrigadeiro offers party planning for specialty dessert tables?

MB: Absolutely! We custom make everything that you can think of, from baby showers to weddings, to engagement parties, business receptions, and anything worth celebrating!

HM: How, when, and why did you get involved in the business?

MB: I got involved from the beginning on September 9th, 2012. My Brigadeiro is my greatest labor of love and everything that you see has been crafted with so much love and care by me with the support of my phenomenal team. Every day I am so humbled and grateful that I can share with the public my dream that has brought me insurmountable joy in my own life.  

For more information, contact or call 603.277.2187. Hours include Tuesday-Saturday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located at 33 South Main Street in Hanover.

All photos from My Brigaderio Facebook Page

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