Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Conservation - Allergies - Shipping
Can I be allergic to chocolate?
Yes, you can be allergic to chocolate, but the true chocolate allergies are very rare. It's much more likely someone will be allergic to an ingredient in a chocolate product.
Here is some of the most common food allergies:
* Tree Nuts
Source: FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network)
What are the treatments for a chocolate allergy?
Chocolate can cause painful and upsetting allergic reactions in some people. The best treatment is avoidance, but that is not always possible. Fortunately, there are treatment options available for chocolate allergies.
Avoiding the chocolate allergen is helpful, but not always possible. People with cocoa allergies should AVOID chocolate altogether; however, those allergic to other ingredients in cocoa products can opt for premium, pure chocolate.
Does chocolate Brigadeiros cause hyperactivity in children?
Many studies, including the Food and Drug Administration's "An Evaluation of Health Aspects of Sugars Contained in Carbohydrate Sweeteners" (1986), have concluded that there is no scientific evidence to link sugar to hyperactivity. In fact, sugar has been shown to have a calming effect because it increases a compound in the brain involved in sleep.
How do I store your brigadeiros?
Generally for the first 2 days refrigeration is not necessary, so long as the storage area is below 70o and away from direct heat and sunlight. The brigadeiros can last for 5 days only if refrigerated because they don't have any preservatives .
Brigadeiros is susceptible to temperature, external odors and flavorings, air and light, moisture and time. The fat and sugar it contains will absorb surrounding odors. Brigadeiros should be soft, odor-free place with good air circulation.
Good storage practices help extend shelf life.
Do you wholesale your products?
Yes... If you are a retailer and would like to carry our products, Please fill out the information on the retailer page.
How far in advance do I need to place my order?
The earliest possible. For big events such as weddings and conventions, we recommend at least 3 weeks before the event.
Can I freeze brigadeiros?
The ideal way to store chocolate is to keep it in a cool, dry place.
If you must freeze it, we suggest you leave the plastic overwrap intact. Don't thaw the Brigadeiros at room temperature; instead, move it from freezer to refrigerator. Drastic temperature changes can result in condensation, which may result in a white or grayish filmy appearance.
How much caffeine does chocolate contain?
A piece of chocolate contains little caffeine. One and one-half ounces of chocolate contains about as much caffeine as a typical cup of coffee.
Can I place an order online?
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