Chocolate com Pimenta

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Chocolate com Pimenta
Genre Telenovela
Created by Walcyr Carrasco
Directed by Jorge Fernando
Starring Mariana Ximenes
Murilo Benício
Elizabeth Savalla
Priscila Fantin
Fúlvio Stefanini
Ary Fontoura
Marcello Novaes
Drica Moraes
Tarcísio Filho
Lília Cabral
Laura Cardoso
Osmar Prado
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Opening theme Chocolate com Pimenta by Deborah Blando
Ending theme Chocolate com Pimenta by Deborah Blando
Country of origin Brazil
Original language(s) Portuguese
No. of episodes 209
Location(s) Brazil
Running time 50 minutes
Original network Rede Globo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release 8 September 2003 (2003-09-08) – 7 May 2004 (2004-05-07)
Preceded by Agora É que São Elas
Followed by Cabocla
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Chocolate com Pimenta (English: Pepper Chocolate) is a Brazilian telenovela, set in the roaring 1920s, starring Mariana Ximenes and Murilo Benício. It was produced and broadcast by Rede Globo in 2003. It was written by Walcyr Carrasco and directed by Jorge Fernando.


The story of Ana Francisca, Mariana Ximenes, who begins the soap opera as a young and poor teenager. She is lovingly known by those close to her as Aninha. Her father is killed, and she must flee to the city of Compton. There she lives with her uncle Margarido (Osmar Prado), grand aunt Carmem (Laura Cardoso), and cousin Márcia (Drica Moraes), along with two more adopted family members, Timóteo (Marcelo Novaes) and Dália (Carla Daniel) on their small farm. She is instantly unpopular at school because she is poor and is hated by Olga. She begins to have a connection with Danilo (Murilo Benício) but is kept from him by Olga who also loves him.

She begins to work at the city's chocolate factory. The factory is a very important part of the city because it raises the price of land, brings in money, and give the city social status. Ana meets a very sick man while working there. She believes that he is just a worker at the factory and befriends him while helping to bring him back to health.

After a while the connection between Danilo and Ana becomes clear and they make love in his car at an overlook. Shortly afterward Ana becomes pregnant with his child and tells his aunt. The aunt secretly hates Ana for her low social status and pretends to be happy for her. She promises to tell Danilo about the news so that Ana can have time to tell her family before the big party that is to be held the next day. Instead she keeps it from him and helps Olga plan against Ana. At the party they dunk a bucket of green paint on Ana's head and everyone laughs at her.

After being humiliated at party she runs away and bumps into her friend (now recovered from the illness) and later finds out that he is in fact the owner of the factory. Deeply touched by Ana's selflessness in helping him without any interest in his money he offers to marry her so that she can avoid the shame of having a son out of wedlock. Though Ana is suspicious at first, he promises that he does it out of friendship and would never touch her, she agrees. Over the course of seven years she is trained to be a proper lady and gives birth to her son, Tonito. Later, her husband dies from old age and she is left with all the inheritance. The rest of the story happens between the population of the city of Ventura, where a group of 4 people want to take Ana Francisca out of the factory command and make all kinds of plans to take it off from her.

The majority of this novela is spent with the characters struggling with misunderstanding and assumptions. This puts friendships, relationships and family bonds to test. Near the end all the truth comes to light, and each person is able to find their true happy ending.


Actor Character
Mariana Ximenes Aninha (Ana Francisca Mariano da Silva Canto e Melo Albuquerque)
Murilo Benício Danilo Rodrigues Albuquerque
Priscila Fantin Olga Gonçalves Lima Peixoto
Elizabeth Savalla Jezebel Canto e Mello
Drica Moraes Márcia Mariano da Silva
Marcello Novaes Timóteo Mariano da Silva
Samara Felippo Celina Costa Andrade Fernandes
Nívea Stelmann Graça (Maria da Graça Costa Andrade Fernandes)
Rodrigo Faro Guilherme Oliveira Fernandes
Lília Cabral Bárbara Albuquerque
Fúlvio Stefanini Prefeito Vivaldo Albuquerque
Ângelo Paes Leme Soldado Peixoto (José Rufino Peixoto)
Tarcísio Filho Sebastian Von Burgo
Laura Cardoso Carmem da Silva
Rosamaria Murtinho Margot Oliveira Fernandes
Osmar Prado Margarido da Silva
Cláudio Corrêa e Castro Conde Klaus Von Burgo
Ary Fontoura Ludovico Canto e Melo
Caco Ciocler Miguel Torres
Denise Del Vecchio Dona Mocinha Limeira da Silva
Antônio Grassi Reginaldo Andrade
Ary França Epaminondas
Ernani Moraes Delegado Terêncio Lima
Rosane Gofman Roseli Castro Fritz
Guilherme Piva Dr. Paulo Bentes
Tânia Bondezan Marieta Gonçalves Lima
Carla Daniel Dália Silva
Maria Maya Lili (Liliane) Campos Soares
Luíza Curvo Cássia Gonçalves Lima
Patrícia França Drª. Sofia Meneze
Kayky Brito Bernadete (Bernardo Canto e Mello)
Guilherme Vieira Antonio(Tonico) da Silva Canto e Melo
Alexandre Barillari Beto (Alberto Lares)
Josie Pessoa Camilla
Mônica Carvalho Gigi
Renato Rabello Padre Eurico Seriano
Ricardo Martins Quincas (Joaquim)
Juliana Alves Selma Cardoso de Almeida
Sabrina Rosa Vera Cardoso de Almeida
Victor Pecoraro Maurício Von Burgo
Andréa Avancini Yvete
Hilda Rebello Matilde
Marcelo Barros Araújo
Yeda Dantas Cândida
Viviane Porto Inácia
Cacá Bueno Elias
Jean Felipe Palito
Luís Antonio Nascimento Jóia
Marcela Barrozo Estelinha (Estela Albuquerque)
Sabrina de Souza Darlene
Samuel Mello Beleza



Cover: Mariana Ximenes

  1. Além do Arco-Íris - Luiza Possi
  2. Tristeza do Jeca - Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano
  1. Sensação (Baby Face) - KLB
  2. Encontro - Fábio Nestares
  3. Toda Vez que Eu Digo Adeus (Every Time We Say Goodbye) - Cássia Eller
  4. Voa Bicho - Milton Nascimento
  5. Pra Lembrar de Nós - Flávio Venturini
  6. Tá-Hi (Pra Você Gostar de Mim) - Eduardo Dusek
  7. Urubu Malandro - Abraçando Jacaré
  8. Sensível Demais - Nalanda
  9. Valsa Brasileira - Luiz Melodia
  10. De Um Jeito que não Sai - Leila Pinheiro
  11. Apanhei-te Mini Moog - Mu Carvalho
  12. Chocolate Com Pimenta - Deborah Blando


Cover: Murilo Benício

  1. I'm In The Mood For Love - Rod Stewart
  2. Every Time We Say Goodbye - Steve Tyrell
  3. Hey There - Bette Midler
  4. (Somewhere) Over The Rainbow - Luiza Possi
  5. In The Mood - Glenn Miller
  6. Puttin' On The Ritz - Fred Astaire
  7. Night And Day - Ella Fitzgerald
  8. Mack The Knife (Moritait) - Louis Armstrong
  9. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time) - Etta James
  10. Lover - John Williams & The Boston Pops
  11. Chocolate Waltz - The John Windsor Company
  12. Good Old Times - Swinging Jellys
  13. Curly Little Girl - Charlie Robins Band

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