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Dr. Bayard

In 1939, Lisbon became a safe harbour for Europe’s war refugees. And one day Álvaro Matias, a young grocery assistant in downtown Lisbon, bumped into a Frenchman called Dr. Bayard. In those difficult times, they developed an unlikely friendship. Álvaro learned French, helped as a guide and would come up with food when the going got tough. When it was time for departure, the French doctor thanked him with his most precious possession, a formula developed by himself for cough candies, that were first produced in 1949. Nowadays, the factory makes four tons of these outstanding candies per day, following a secret recipe using sugar, glucose and honey, dissolved in medicinal herbal tea. They became extremely popular and are as delicious as the story behind them.