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Theo & Philo Artisanal Collection

A Filipino’s Chocolate Love Affair

Unique¬≠ly and fear¬≠less¬≠ly Fil¬≠ipino, Theo & Philo‚Äôs range of award-win¬≠ning arti¬≠sanal choco¬≠lates is a mag¬≠nif¬≠i¬≠cent expres¬≠sion of a Filipino‚Äôs love affair with chocolates.

TAST­ING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR

A lux­u­ri­ous range of arti­sanal dark choco­lates that echoes with flavours from the Philip­pine arch­i­pel­ago, this range of dark choco­late flavours have won the hearts of choco­latiers at the Inter­na­tion­al Choco­late Awards and Lon­don Acad­e­my of Chocolates.

  • Dark Choco¬≠late with Sil¬≠ing Labuyo: A bronze win¬≠ner at the Acad¬≠e¬≠my of Choco¬≠lates 2018‚ÄČ‚Äď‚ÄČ19. Vel¬≠vety rich dark choco¬≠late laced with the spice of a local chili, Sil¬≠ing Labuyo. A deca¬≠dent bar with a sub¬≠tle hum of spicy chili towards the finish. 
  • Dark Choco¬≠late with Green Man¬≠go and Salt: Inspired by a pop¬≠u¬≠lar Fil¬≠ipino street food‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČgreen man¬≠go on a stick, expe¬≠ri¬≠ence a gas¬≠tro¬≠nom¬≠ic delight with the infu¬≠sion of dried green man¬≠go, sea salt and dark choco¬≠late in one beau¬≠ti¬≠ful bar.
  • Dark Choco¬≠late with Cala¬≠man¬≠si: A bronze win¬≠ner at the Inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al Choco¬≠late Awards 2018. A small cit¬≠rus fruit ubiq¬≠ui¬≠tous to the Philip¬≠pines, this deca¬≠dent bar pro¬≠vides a beau¬≠ti¬≠ful, cit¬≠rusy con¬≠trast to the earthy and rich dark chocolate.
  • Dark Choco¬≠late with Black Sesame, Cashew & Pili: A bronze win¬≠ner at the Acad¬≠e¬≠my of Choco¬≠lates 2018‚ÄČ‚Äď‚ÄČ19. Sin¬≠ful¬≠ly deli¬≠cious with a beau¬≠ti¬≠ful crunch, this choco¬≠late fea¬≠tures cashews from Palawan and pili nuts from Bicol.
  • Dark Choco¬≠late with Man¬≠go, Chili & Cacao Nibs: A m√©nage √† trois of unfor¬≠get¬≠tably Fil¬≠ipino flavours, the fiery heat of the chili mar¬≠ries the flavours of sweet man¬≠goes and nut¬≠ty cacao nibs in this delight¬≠ful arti¬≠sanal bar.

PREPA­RA­TION OR PAIRINGS

Whether enjoyed on its own, used as a fin¬≠ish¬≠ing gar¬≠nish to any savory prepa¬≠ra¬≠tion or incor¬≠po¬≠rat¬≠ed into your sweet recipes, Theo & Philo‚Äôs Arti¬≠sanal Col¬≠lec¬≠tion pro¬≠vides a unique expe¬≠ri¬≠ence that is sure to delight.

Try a chili choco¬≠late cook¬≠ie recipe with Theo & Philo‚Äôs Dark Choco¬≠late with Sil¬≠ing Labuyo. Gar¬≠nish a new-york style cheese¬≠cake with a driz¬≠zle of melt¬≠ed dark choco¬≠late with cala¬≠man¬≠si sauce for a deli¬≠cious cit¬≠rusy punch. Melt some dark choco¬≠late with black sesame, cashew & pili and serve with a scoop or two of Mer¬≠ry Moo‚Äôs Dark Choco¬≠late Ice Cream.

THE PHILIPPINES’S SIN­GLE ORI­GIN BEAN TO BAR CHOCOLATIER

With its name direct¬≠ly trans¬≠lat¬≠ing to ‚Äč‚Äúchoco¬≠late and love,‚ÄĚ Theo & Philo‚Äôs sin¬≠gle-ori¬≠gin arti¬≠sanal choco¬≠lates express¬≠es a unique bold¬≠ness as it crafts pre¬≠mi¬≠um choco¬≠lates that high¬≠light the beau¬≠ti¬≠ful flavours of the Philip¬≠pine Archipelago.

A love of craft¬≠ing pre¬≠mi¬≠um choco¬≠late bars, respon¬≠si¬≠bly sourced at above mar¬≠ket price to pro¬≠vide sus¬≠tain¬≠abil¬≠i¬≠ty to its local com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty of cacao farm¬≠ers, Theo & Phi¬≠lo became the first sin¬≠gle-ori¬≠gin, bean to bar arti¬≠sanal choco¬≠lati¬≠er to put the Philip¬≠pines on the glob¬≠al stage.

Storage Instructions

Store your choco¬≠lates in a cool, dark place, ide¬≠al¬≠ly between 18 to 24¬įC. You can use the refrig¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tor, but place the choco¬≠late in an air¬≠tight con¬≠tain¬≠er to keep the mois¬≠ture and humid¬≠i¬≠ty out‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČand retain its full range of fla¬≠vors, of course!