14 May
2013

A visit to Confectionery Marqués in Gijón

Author: Celiac But Happy

Confitería MarquésFinally on my recent trip to Asturias I could go to the famous Marqués Confectionery in Gijón. I say “finally” because I’ve known about it for a long time and I have tasted their delicious gluten-free products several times. I also met its owner Alejandro before, during an exhibition in Madrid.

When I got there the first thing I noticed was the decoration, it’s so cute. It looks like a tea parlor.

Alejandro Álvarez, the creator of this celiac paradise showed us the whole place. We saw the area where they prepare shipments and wrap gifts. Then he showed the kitchen where we met Carlos, the baker, working on “carbayones” (typical from Asturias). Everything in this confectionery is gluten-free, but there are also lactose, egg and nuts free products.

Productos gluten-free

After the kitchen tour it came the best part: tasting. Alejandro already had prepared a box of “Rocas de Almendras” (almond rocks) because he knew it’s my favorite. We also bought a few tuna turnovers that were to die for :-) We also had a couple of excellent apple pastries and a few other candy to go.

He told us about the ingredients they use like some cocoa beans called “Tonka beans” that have an interesting aroma.

He told us that their products can be bought at Foody (an online and offline store in Madrid) and Alervita (store also in Madrid).

If you still haven’t tried their delights I encourage you to attend the SalAIA exhibition in Madrid from May 31st. to June 2nd, they’ll have a stand there.

We want to thank Alejandro for having us in his store even though he recently had a baby and wanted to go to spend some time with his new “sweet”.

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