remember this coconut snack in Nigeria we also have it in brazil ~ WalkBrazil4K Travel Blog

Sunday, January 9, 2022

remember this coconut snack in Nigeria we also have it in brazil

Cocada are a traditional coconut confectionery found in many parts of Latin America. They are particularly popular in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador. They are oven-baked but are served at room temperature to provide their chewy and soft texture. Made with eggs and shredded coconut, cocadas come in a variety of colors due to the modern use of food coloring,however, the traditional variations are golden brown. They are often garnished with almonds, either whole or chopped. There are hundreds of cocadas recipes, from the typical hard, very sweet balls to cocadas that are almost the creamy texture of flan. Other fruit, often dried, can be added to the cocadas to create variety, which will also lend to a wide spectrum of cocada colors. Cocadas are mentioned as early as 1878 in Peru. 


In Brazil, cocada are a traditional confectionery originating from the northeast of the country. They are often long and thin rather than round, and are sold in the streets.

One variation of cocada in Brazil is the "black cocada" (Portuguese: Cocada preta) made with brown sugar and slightly burnt coconut. In Brazil, "rei da cocada preta" (black cocada king) is used to refer to an arrogant person who thinks too highly of himself.

Although similar, cocadas and queijadinhas are not the same thing. The cocada is usually made from coconut and sugar only, rolled together to form an amorphous mass. Queijadinha is made with more ingredients and gets its shape from the baking tin. 


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