OUR STORY

Hello, my name is Marcela da Costa, I am Brazilian and I live in Norwich for five years. This pretty city that is my home now has brought me many emotions, learnings and good moments.


Remembering childhood is always good and when I go back to the past and see myself, I can see with the eyes of little Marcela, a little girl who grew up in a country town and who for years saw her mother pick up the ingredients, straight from the supermarket shelves and turning them into delicious magic, which for some reason made people happier and more delighted.


When I started helping her, I discovered her “secret” ingredient and finally understood the reason of so many smiles. It was the affection she felt for the people who would receive her sweets.


Mirroring me in her, I got to know new ingredients, I was able to study more and for that reason, I was able to develop new recipes and methods, which enhance the flavor of each product.

But there is something that our chocolates have, that is family, our seasoning, our secret. It is unique to see you smiling, admired and ecstatic, when the taste of our chocolate conquers you.

It is as if you invited me to your most special occasions, it is like you invited me to come into your home and have supper with you, sharing unique moments, with those you love the most.

WHO WE ARE

We are a small family and our business was born from the desire to bring something from our infancy memories to Norfolk, land that welcomed us.


Our mission is to provide people with happier moments, making them have a real and unforgettable gastronomic experience, bringing the unique flavour to our customer’s palate, with constant quality and cherishing excellence in service.


Our vision is to be recognized as one of Norfolk’s best artisanal chocolates, through quality and good customer relationship, showing the love in which our products are made.


We believe faithfully in those values: Ethics, Food Safety, Quality, Credibility, Loyalty, Respect, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

WHAT IS BRIGADEIRO?

Brigadeiro (bree-gah-deiro) is a traditional Brazilian style artisanal chocolate confectionery with a creamy, rich and indulgent texture. It is originally a homemade sweet and they are made of condensed milk, fresh cream, butter, chocolate and sprinkles to cover as a topping.

The brigadeiro is the national truffles and dessert of Brazil. Usually molded into smal balls covered with chocolate sprinkles and placed in a small cupcake liner. The brigadeiro chocolate can also be poured in a jar (spread) and eaten with a spoon and this is known as a spoon brigadeiro (literally “spoon brigadeiro”). There is a variation of flavours nowadays, wich makes our beloved brigadeiro even more attractive. There is also a tendency to manipulate and combine them with different recipes, such as cakes, pies, ice cream, breads, etc.

2021 - Emporium Norwich

OUR STORY

Hello, my name is Marcela da Costa, I am Brazilian and I live in Norwich for five years. This pretty city that is my home now has brought me many emotions, learnings and good moments.

Remembering childhood is always good and when I go back to the past and see myself, I can see with the eyes of little Marcela, a little girl who grew up in a country town and who for years saw her mother pick up the ingredients, straight from the supermarket shelves and turning them into delicious magic, which for some reason made people happier and more delighted.


When I started helping her, I discovered her “secret” ingredient and finally understood the reason of so many smiles. It was the affection she felt for the people who would receive her sweets.


Mirroring me in her, I got to know new ingredients, I was able to study more and for that reason, I was able to develop new recipes and methods, which enhance the flavor of each product.

But there is something that our chocolates have, that is family, our seasoning, our secret. It is unique to see you smiling, admired and ecstatic, when the taste of our chocolate conquers you.

It is as if you invited me to your most special occasions, it is like you invited me to come into your home and have supper with you, sharing unique moments, with those you love the most.

WHO WE ARE

We are a small family and our business was born from the desire to bring something from our infancy memories to Norfolk, land that welcomed us.


Our mission is to provide people with happier moments, making them have a real and unforgettable gastronomic experience, bringing the unique flavour to our customer’s palate, with constant quality and cherishing excellence in service.


Our vision is to be recognized as one of Norfolk’s best artisanal chocolates, through quality and good customer relationship, showing the love in which our products are made.


We believe faithfully in those values: Ethics, Food Safety, Quality, Credibility, Loyalty, Respect, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

WHAT IS BRIGADEIRO?

Brigadeiro (bree-gah-deiro) is a traditional Brazilian style artisanal chocolate confectionery with a creamy, rich and indulgent texture. It is originally a homemade sweet and they are made of condensed milk, fresh cream, butter, chocolate and sprinkles to cover as a topping.

The brigadeiro is the national truffles and dessert of Brazil. Usually molded into smal balls covered with chocolate sprinkles and placed in a small cupcake liner. The brigadeiro chocolate can also be poured in a jar (spread) and eaten with a spoon and this is known as a spoon brigadeiro (literally “spoon brigadeiro”). There is a variation of flavours nowadays, wich makes our beloved brigadeiro even more attractive. There is also a tendency to manipulate and combine them with different recipes, such as cakes, pies, ice cream, breads, etc.

2021 - Emporium Norwich