Whole Foods Market celebrates ‘Taste of Brazil’

An unidentified athlete jumps into the Olympic pool of the aquatics center three days before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Summer games: An athlete jumps into the Olympic pool in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Whole Foods Market dives into the Rio Olympics spirit this week by offering a “Taste of Brazil.”

Consider it a Brazilian happy hour of sorts, a two-hour window glimpsing Carioca food and drink. The tastings event goes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at every Whole Foods Market in the Florida region.

The market invites customers to “take a lap around the store,” sampling Brazilian items.

Cheesy Brazilian bread. (Cox Newspapers photo)
Brazilian cheese bread. (Cox Newspapers)

For example, you can taste Brazi Brazilian cheese bread, inspired by Brazil’s cheese-stuffed pao de queijo, at one grocery aisle.  In the meat department, find linguiça pork sausage. In the seafood area, sample salted codfish. In prepared foods, the market’s chefs will feature hearty feijoada (black bean stew with meats).

Find Sunrise Papaya in the produce section, and queijadinhas tart at the bakery. Sip on Brazilian Macaw wine in the wine department and sample some Brazilian acai berry soft chews in the store’s “whole body” department.

The 2016 Olympic Games kick off Friday.


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