ARCADIA

Arcádia

Arcádia is a Porto-based company founded in 1933 that sells chocolates as if they were jewellery. Everything here is made in the north of Portugal. And its outlet in the Mercado da Ribeira serves as a showcase for the very best of its confectionery. Whether it is línguas de gato (slim slabs of chocolate), boxed assortments or the legendary bonbons made with Calém port wine. It is quite simple: if you buy chocolates here they will be good.

Time Out says “Like all brands in this sector, Arcádia has sometimes yielded to the temptation to innovate and make other kinds of products. But it shouldn’t. It’s in with chocolates, and only in chocolates, that this brand is unbeatable.”