Brazilian dessert overload: the best, the worst, and a milkshake.

by Elizabeth on November 8, 2013

Prepare for a ridiculous amount of pictures. Hey, it’s Brazil though, so why not? Unfortunately, it was still raining yesterday so our activities were limited, but LUCKILY we have 5 more days here with no rain in the forecast! Joe and I started our morning with a 4 mile run along the beach. It’s so different here, you have to pay to use the beach restrooms. A person like me would be broke in a week living here? TMI, sorry.

For lunch we went to a fun little restaurant near the apartment. Beer for daddy and a delicious chocolate milkshake for me and Wild Child. I mean Noah. Adding vitamins to drinks was an option on the menu? something you don’t see in Texas!

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Noah on chocolate:

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The whole gang.

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Joe and I split a bison burger and it was definitely the highlight of the day meal wise.

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After lunch, Noah needed a nap so Joe and I had the driver take us to a local mall. Everything was really expensive so we didn’t buy anything, but it’s fun to look! P.S. does anyone else love people watching or am I just creepy? Please don’t answer that.

Because obviously I don’t have enough sugar in my life I asked for directions to a candy store and customer services directed us here. Apparently it was ranked in a Brazilian magazine as the best bakery in Rio. 

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That fact made me want to cry for these poor Brazilian souls. The dessert was terrible…

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These were both eclair type pastries and if you are in Brazil soon, get something else ;-)

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There was a soccer ball chocolate sucker we had to get for Noah! They are preparing for the 2014 World Cup all over the city. He is loving vacation and being spoiled rotten.

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Reason #4832 Grammy is awesome: she lets Noah play in the ocean with all his clothes on. Mom = zero fun.

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It’s starting to clear up just a little!

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For dinner we went to a place called “W” that is similar to a Whole Foods hot food bar. You get a giant plate and pay by weight. Salad and vegetable options:

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Meat, rice, and all the fried food you can eat (and pay for!)

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Heaven: 

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In all seriousness, this place DESTROYED the bakery in the dessert arena. My dessert plate weighed as much as my dinner plate and I tried the caramel cake, that one at the very top with chocolate, and the coconut cake. The caramel cake was to die for and I’m pretty sure that’s why there is so little left.

I hope you have a fabulous Friday!!! 

Questions:

1. Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry milkshake?

-usually chocolate for me but when I was pregnant with Noah I HAD to have vanilla. Also, Sonic used to have chocolate malts with bananas that were off the charts.

2. Ever been to a restaurant where you could add vitamins into drinks?

3. Who else’s grandparents spoiled them rotten?

- My grandma was seriously the bomb.com. And still is. 

4. Are you a lay on the beach or play in the waves kind of person?

- lay on the beach. Forever.

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1 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. November 8, 2013 at 8:25 am

That’s funny that bakery was rated so high and tasted so bad. It doesn’t look terribly appetizing to me either. The other place looks awesome though!

I’m definitely a vanilla milkshake kinda girl. And I play in the waves. I get too bored laying on the beach to choose that.
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2 Stephanie @ Pink Sugar Running Shoes November 8, 2013 at 8:44 am

I think I would have died from a sugar overdose at this point. Im definitely a chocolate milkshake kind of person. I’m a chocolate everything person!
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3 Jojo @ RunFastEatLots November 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

Chocolate milk shake! But sometimes I switch it up with vanilla. Strawberry usually tastes fake, depending on where you get it.
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4 Lauren November 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

I love playing in the waves, but tanning on the beach and people watching wins in my book! I used to go to the Starbucks at our campus specifically to people watch… So if you’re creepy, then I’m definitely creepy too! lol
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5 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Selling nasty desserts should be a crime — but at least the ones at the hot bar more than made up for it. It’s times like that where I hate my allergies more than ever. Nothing like being tempted with so many mouthwatering treats and having to say no :cry:
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6 D @ The Kosher Cave Girl November 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm

So much food! So much *delicious* looking food! And I’m insanely jealous of your morning beach run. Hope you’re having a wonderful vacation, though!
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7 [email protected] November 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I am definitely a lay on the beach kind of girl. I don’t like the water that much….
As far as milkshakes…chocolate all the way! So good!
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8 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run November 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Fun!! I’m loving all the pictures. That dessert seriously looks so delicious.
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9 Kim November 8, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Chocolate all the way! I’m a lay on the beach girl…I’m not a fan of the ocean unless I have a few drinks :)
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10 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal November 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm

It’s usually chocolate for me as well but I do like the vanilla and strawberry once in a while when the mood strikes. Or better yet, strawberry AND chocolate. Mmm..
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