REVIEW: Brazil Booth at Mardi Gras 2021 International Flavors of Carnaval Offers Fudgy Brigadeiros and Weak Caipirinhas at Universal Studios Florida
Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida celebrates flavors from around the world through food and beverages. So far we’ve been to the France booth as well as the Belgium booth. With booths placed around the park, we headed to the Brazil tasting booth next to see what they have to offer during the festival!
Menu for the Brazil Tasting Booth at the Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida
🆕 Moqueca de Camarao: Shrimp coconut cream stew with white rice and sweet potato curls – $5.49
🆕 Mixed Caipirinha: 9oz. blend of pineapple and strawberry caipirinha – $7.00
Photos of Menu Items from the Brazil Tasting Booth at Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida
*NEW* Moqueca de Camarao: Shrimp coconut cream stew with white rice and sweet potato curls – $5.49
We thought the Moqueca was average.
The shrimp and rice were bland without the creamy coconut cream sauce. The crunchy potatoes on top were a nice touch and we enjoyed the extra little crunch they added to the dish. Overall it wasn’t that special of a dish.
These deep fried bites come in a cone and are topped with the Brazilian flag.
There were 4 fritters.
It was a nice little snack, but it’s not going to fill you up. The chicken was pretty bland. They were pretty average and we wouldn’t order these again.
*NEW* Brigadeiros: Brazilian classic with condensed milk, cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, and toasted peanuts – $4.49
These delightful desserts come with three different toppings: Mardi Gras sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, or peanuts.
The inside of the Brigadeiros are all chocolate flavored.
The Brigadeiros were surprisingly good. They’re super fudgy and chocolatey and almost like a brownie or cake pop. They’re very rich, so you don’t need to eat too many which makes this a good size for sharing. The sprinkled ones were our favorite. If you must get something from Brazil, this is the item we would suggest.
This was our least favorite of the three alcoholic drink offerings. It tasted like drinking straight pineapple juice. None of the caipirinhas had much alcohol in them, so this would only suite you if you were a giant pineapple juice fan.
The strawberry caipirinha is sweet and would be our second choice of the three.
*NEW* Mixed Caipirinha: 9oz. blend of pineapple and strawberry caipirinha – $7.00
The flavors balance each other perfectly in the strawberry pineapple caipirinhas, and is the best of the three. Keep in mind that the caipirinhas have hardly any alcohol to them, and all three of the options just tasted like juice. They’re delicious but don’t expect to get a buzz.
Location of the Brazil Tasting Booth at Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida
The Brazil tasting booth is located across from the Tonight Shop and Classic Monsters Cafe. We highly recommend that you stop by this booth during the festival, at least for the Brigadeiros. The festival runs through March 28th!