dine | TABLE TALK
WHEN WE FIRST WROTE about June
Drummond in 2010, the lawyer-turned-confectioner was just starting a business
called June B Sweet featuring brigadeiros,
beautifully decorated bite-size treats from
her native country, Brazil. Made from
sweetened condensed milk, butter and
;avorings, the bonbons resemble truf;es
but are much softer and delicate, seemingly held together by sheer force of will.
Drummond’s are individual works of art,
with embellishments such as crunchy mini-ball sprinkles, fanciful chocolate curls and
brightly colored crystallized sugars. Many
are topped with small, handmade gum
Until last year, Drummond, who lives
in Chevy Chase Village, sold brigadeiros
mostly to individuals and businesses host-
ing private events and fundraisers. The bri-
gadeiros, along with other products—small
honey cakes called pão de mel, jars of
brigadeiro spread, and chocolate-covered
brigadeiros—are made in a commercial
kitchen in Silver Spring.
In April 2018, Drummond decided to
take her business to another level, having
bought Write for You stationery store in
Chevy Chase, D.C., and marrying it with
June B Sweet. With a storefront, she is
able to bring her delicacies to a much
Brigadeiros scream Valentine’s Day. Gift
boxes (nine pieces for $24; 16 for $32;
25 for $49) have clear tops, so you can
easily see the made-to-impress sweets.
For her Valentine’s Day boxes, Drummond
is replacing a row of brigadeiros with fresh
For Valentine’s Day, June B Sweet ;lls
special boxes with Brazilian treats and
fresh red rosebuds.
red rosebuds and she has created a special new ;avor, hot chili pepper, to spice
things up. You can put together your own
selection. We recommend: milk chocolate brigadeiro covered with rose-;avored
sugar; coconut; crunchy strawberry; and
vanilla with crunchy gold sprinkles.
A new creation for Valentine’s Day is
a chocolate cake, about 4½ inches in
diameter, ;lled with Nutella and painted
with edible gold ($28). It comes in a red
box trimmed with gold foil and tied with a
lavish red ribbon.
You can order June B Sweet online; they
deliver locally and ship. (Order by 11 a.m.
for same-day delivery.)
Write for You, 3807 McKinley St. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-686-7060; junebsweet.com