Rocha pears are typically yellowish and originate from Portugal. With a juicy, pleasant and sweet flavour they are favoured amongst consumers inside and outside of Portugal. Also known as Portuguese pears, they are one of Portugal’s main fruit export – 98% of worldwide production of Rocha pears takes place in Portugal and 95% of the worldwide production takes place in a small portuguese region – the Oeste region – namely in Cadaval, Bombarral, Torres Vedras, Caldas da Rainha, Alcobaça, Lourinhã, Óbidos and Mafra. The fruit we use is all produced by local fruit growers – in case you’re interested you can check who produced the fruit in every package.
Our snacks are easy to make, but the process takes time.
We start by slicing the fruit and then we put it inside greenhouses, specially built to protect the fruit, while it dries in the sun. This process besides being more environmentally friendly than drying the fruit in ovens, also allows for the fruit to retain the same flavour was when it was fresh – something quite unique to our fruit snacks.
As the fruit dries the flavour intensifies. That is why the fruit is so sweet, despite the fact that we add no sugar.
The fruit takes about 3 days to dry – depending on the wheather. After it is ready it is then packaged.
All of our snacks are a source of vitamins and minerals and are high in fiber. For more detailed information please check the nutrition declaration below.