How it all began

It all began with a dream…

This dream started because we are in absolute communion with tradition and nature and because of the genuine will to reveal our roots and our way of life.

We are, in a way, a tribute to our grandparent’s way of living, the backyard that each house in Candelária has or used too, agriculture that was the main way of subsistence, the seasonable fruits that were availed under the form of tasty jams, the wide variety of peppers, the tomato pulps, and a vast range of pickles.

This way, and as if it was part of us and of our cultural identity, our beloved brands were born.

For everything to follow as planned, an accurate historical research was made in order to allow   us to perfect our knowledge and manufacturing techniques.

That said, we point to the year of 1997 as the genesis of our work and of the dream we cherish until today. In the end of 1998 we started producing our first products, initially confectioned only by the two owners, husband and wife, Fernando Sousa and Helena Sousa.

It’s imperative and fair to say that our company have been carrying further the name of Candelária, of the Azores and of Portugal, commercializing its wide variety of products in all the Azores islands, in Portugal and in many other  countries, participating is fairs and in many other gastronomical events and already been awarded and acknowledged with several prizes.