THE SWEETEST STORY IN HISTORY
17 January 2018

THE SWEETEST STORY IN HISTORY

From your own experience, you certainly know perfectly well what sweets are, but… do you know the history behind them? We will tell you briefly, so that you’ll remember each time you savour one.

We’ll begin by saying that sweets come from a human need to be able to carry light, energy-rich and non-perishable food whilst travelling. Therefore, sweets have ancient precedents, like the paste of fruit pulp and grains prepared by the early tribes of Israel and the sweets made of fruit and honey that were enjoyed in classical Greece.

The introduction of sugarcane expanded the repertoire of sweets in Europe, but sweets as we know them today did not appear until 1820, in the United States. They did not arrive in Spain until 1930, two years after we opened our first factory, so we can say that we are pioneers in our country in this regard.