“It’s over there in that little brown paper parcel… Six little barrels of ovos moles from Aveiro. It’s a very popular sweet, even abroad. Only the ones from Aveiro have real chic…”
in Os Maias, by Eça de Queiroz, 1888.
This is how a rare first edition of Os Maias, left open on the page celebrating ovos moles from Aveiro, offers a special celebration of this sinful convent sweet at the entrance to Confeitaria Peixinho.
Now also at Lisbon airport, there are a lot of reasons to take the best of Portugal to the world.
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The oldest ovos moles shop in aveiro
Confeitaria Peixinho was founded in 1856. It is the epicentre of tradition and originality in regional sweets from Aveiro and carries the privilege – and responsibility – of being the oldest house of Ovos Moles in Aveiro. As the greatest expression of Portuguese convent sweets created by the nuns in this region and still made according to a 500-year-old recipe, quality and tradition are assured by the skill accumulated over years of passion and love dedicated to this art of the sweet convent treat.
The original recipe
Sticking to the original recipe for Ovos Moles from Aveiro, ensuring the world samples them as the refined sweet they always were, Confeitaria Peixinho is proud to place Ovos Moles from Aveiro on the level of excellence, elevation, and uniqueness they deserve.
The space has been refurbished. The sweets are as good as ever.