Bossa Nova FAQs

These delightful creamy gourmet chocolate truffles are nothing like the traditional Ganache based truffles found in UK retailers.

Our authentic Brazilian recipes are all Gluten-free and suitable for Vegetarians. We have also developed a range of truffles suitable for vegans, and are always experimenting to create new flavours. They are made with real food and no artificial flavouring or colouring.

Our products are all handmade from start to finish, which adds to the rich experience we want our customers to enjoy.

Our delicious truffles come in boxes of varying sizes, depending on the number purchased; though, for those special occasions we are a little more creative, offering hearts, Easter eggs and even Christmas Crackers, all filled with our gooey Brazilian chocolate goodness.We cater for individuals, events (such as weddings) and for the corporate sector.

You can contact us for any enquiry on info@bossanovachocolate.co.uk

The term Bossa Nova is associated with the Brazilian music genrer imortalised by Austrud Gilberto in The Girl from Ipanema (by Joao Gilberto and Tom Jobim). The genrer is a melodic combination of Jazz and Samba. In our humble opinio it represents what is best in Brazil, its creativity and sophistication.

When we chosen Bossa Nova to be our Chocolate brand we want our customers to feel like they are been treated to the best of Brazil, this time in chocolate terms.

If you are still looking for a translation, I think what best describe it is a "New Wave", "New Trend" in music terms (50s expression in Brazil).

Brigadeiro, pronounced as [brie-ga-day-roo], is the Brazilian Portuguese word for chocolate truffles.

First developed by a Brazilian confectioner, Eloisa Nabuco de Oliveira, during the 1946 Presidential election.

Brigadier Eduardo Gomes partly funded his election campaign from the sales of these sweets.

Though he didn’t win, the sweet caught on as a celebratory delicatessen, that is still consumed throughout Brazil today.

We chosen the Scarlet Amazon Macaw for our brand identity in homage to this increadible bird, currently in the endengered species list.

Natural from the Amazon Forest the Scarlet Amazon Macaw numbers have declined over the years, tought to be because of loss of habitat, through deforestation.

Andrea's older brother lives in the state of Mato Grosso in the West of Brazil. He and his wife, as well as the kids build a bird sanctuary in their home to help birds rescued by local vets to recover.

The vets look after the rescued birds from a health point of view and Andrea's brother family look after them from a welfare point of view, housing them on huge cages, feeding and loving them.

Where possible birds are returned to the wild but sometimes this is not possible so they then become part of the family.

Andrea's brother has special license to house the birds in their property from Brazilian Institute for the Environment (IBAMA).

The Scarlet Amazon Macaw on our packaging is called Cocoa, pure coincidence as the name was already given before we set up Bossa Nova brand but it is a very nice coincidence nevertheless ;-)

Well there are so many things I can attribute its presence in our brand.

1 - Cacau trees and the forest:

Cacau trees grow in the shadows of the tall Rain Forests. They need shade to survice and that is provided by the forest huge tree canopies.

2 - Brazil land is home to the largest Rain Forest in the world.

3 - Bossa Nova Values of Sustainability only sources the chocolates used in our products from Fairetrade and sustainable suppliers. In fact we can trace our chocolates all the way to the cacau farm they come from.

The wave pattern in our box design is a homage to Ipanema beach in Copacabana/Rio de Janeiro. The location got famously known after Astrud Giilberto imortalised The Girl from Ipanema song by Joao Guilberto and Tom Jobim.

Birds Curious facts

A Macaw is the largest of the three species, and it tend to be more colourful then the other two. They all mate for life so it is a huge loss when the pair is broken.

According to the World Wildlife Foundation there are 3800 species of birds in the South America Tropical Rainforest, with over 1300 in the Amazon.

Order Processing

Here are some useful information about how we process your order.

We outsorce our postage to Royal Mail UK.

Orders using 1st Class delivery option are usually delivered between 1-2 working days from its dispatch date.

Orders using 2nd Class delivery option are usually delivered between 3-5 working days from its dispatch date.

You can also use Royal Mail 24h express delivery which is delivered on the next working day from dispatch date.

We are unable to give you the exact time your order will be delivered however if you use express delivery we will let you know the tracking number from Royal Mail so you can check the latest update on their website.

If you would like to add a message or special requirement to your basket please use the Order Notes in you basket page

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