As Carrapinhadas

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Marta Fiadeiro created As Carrapinhadas from an old family recipe. A awards products was born and it is completely addictive.

Name: Marta Fiadeiro
Brand: As Carrapinhadas
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As Carrapinhadas tell their story of eight years with a family recipe of over forty years. Made the traditional way, the delicious caramelized almonds, create your their shape in a pot of copper and with a wooden spoon. The whole process, from confection to packaging is done manually, and we take special care in choosing the raw material, giving preference to domestic products, and with no colorants or preservatives.
With a spirit of innovation and creativity, we decided to try new flavors and extended the production to hazelnut, peanut, almond with ginger, walnut and vanilla with vanilla, maintaining the same touch of affection, dedication and tradition of decades ago.

When eating As Carrapinhadas, you will notice that its texture, aroma and flavor are the key its success. A product of excellence that, alone or combined with a good wine or liqueur, can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Since 2014 we have competed in the Portuguese Traditional Dry Fruits Contest, where we won the Gold Medal in 2014 and 2015, with Almond with Cinnamon.

In 2016 we brought the Best of the Best with our product Almond with Cinnamon and the Bronze Medal for Almond with Ginger.

 

How did you come up with the idea/project?
As Carrapinhadas come from a family recipe over forty, more specifically from my paternal grandmother. One afternoon, when I went to my grandmother’s house, I decided to ask her to teach me how to make her caramelized almonds, and so the idea of making this artisanal product business, increasing the variety of products, not only the almond, but also peanuts, hazelnuts and walnuts.

 

And the name?
Precisely in conversation with my grandmother, the name As Carrapinhadas came up.

 

What differentiates the project?  
It is a product made in a handmade way, from its preparation to the packaging process, with great care in the choice of materials, where we have some requirements for quality. Also the final product speaks for itself, it is a beautiful, appealing and addictive product.

 

What are the best moments / stories you’ve ever had because of As Carrapinhadas?

Since 2014 we have competed in the Portuguese Traditional Dry Fruits Contest, where we won the Gold Medal in 2014 and 2015, with Almond with Cinnamon.

In 2016 we brought the Best of the Best with our product Almond with Cinnamon and the Bronze Medal for Almond with Ginger.

 

Next challenges or plans? 
Create new flavors, always from the caramelized almond, and enter the foreign market.

 

What is your favorite place in Portugal?  
Douro

 

What is your favorite Portuguese food?
Cozido à Portuguesa

 

If you could choose products to include in Tugabox to send to a friend, what would they be?

As Carrapinhadas, of course! 🙂 , artisanal products, from small producers, which are often the best, but lack the recognition.

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