The pastel de nata has a colourful history; it was developed in the 18th century by the Benedictine monks of the Jeronimos Monastery on the outskirts of Lisbon. The monks would dye their habits with egg whites and used surplus eggs to make sweets and pastries to sell them and finance their community. The Nata quickly stood out from the competition, arose from these humble origins and quickly became Portugal’s favourite pastry.Since then, the Nata has become a part of the Portuguese way of life. A nata is found in every café and is simultaneously a snack, a dessert, or just a quick indulgence to go along the espresso coffee. It’s a social tool and an excuse to hang out at an esplanade with your friends. A great gift to bring to family dinner.
Everywhere the Portuguese went, they took the Nata with them. Variations on the nata popped up all over the world. But Nata Pura is the first branded nata to bring all the weight of the product’s history and tradition to the world market. When a product remains highly popular and relatively unchanged for more than 300 years, the potential is there.