There are many things that define a culture of a country, and brigadeiros are one of these things. Brigadeiros (Portuguese for Brigadier) are a sweet treat that are made from ingredients such as condensed milk, butter, and ingredients to give it some unique flavors like the classic flavor with cocoa powder. Then they are rolled in various toppings. Brigadeiros all started during World War II. During World War II Ingredients like fresh milk and sugar were hard to come across, so people had limited ingredients to work with. Some of the limited ingredients that they had were butter, condensed milk, and cocoa powder, so people had to get creative. Then brigadeiros were made. Then later in 1945 Eduardo Gomes was a candidate for president, the first year that women in Brazil could vote. He used Brigadeiros in his campaign to raise money with his slogan “Vote no Brigadeiro que é bonito e é solteiro,” which translates to “Vote for the Brigadier who is handsome and single!” Eduardo Gomes lost the election, but the brigadeiro legend continued.