Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Choco Loco Attack: Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates

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I came across with this chocolates when we went to The Chillage. I thought it was stationery or something so I just took a picture of it. When Tabian, saw the pic, she told me what it was. I got excited and it gave me more reason to go back to The Chillage, aside from the fun room that I haven't really explored that well.

Cacao from Davao. Sugar from Bacolod.

Living overseas and living alone meant that I had to learn how to cook for myself. From learning how to cook, it was only a natural progression to learn how to bake; and chocolate is one of the primary ingredients that I often use in baking. Working with chocolate got me to experience and discover the vast differences in chocolates available. It is no surprise that the better quality chocolates often leads to better tasting products.
As I delve more into the history of chocolate, I found that although European countries are often more well-known for their chocolates than other counterparts in other parts of the world, no European country actually grow their own cacao beans as their climate doesn't allow it. The cacao plant can only grow within 20 degrees north and south of the equator...just like in the Philippines, where I was born and raised.
So it got me thinking of making it right at the source. After all, the main ingredients that goes into a good chocolate is basically just cacao beans and sugar--both of which are readily available here. All that it needs is for someone to craft it to the highest quality. I decided to be that person, went home from overseas and the rest is what you see now.
At our factory, each batch of chocolate is produced in small quantities (actually, it would be "micro" in industry standards) and overseen personally by people instead of machines. We take great care, time and effort to ensure that each step starting from the selection of the cacao bean to the final step of molding and packing, we are only offering the best we can offer.

-Philo Chua, Founder

Flavors (from left to right)

  • 70% Dark Chocolate
  • Labuyo
  • Calamansi
  • Green Mango and Salt
  • Pili and Pinipig
  • Barako
  • Milk Chocolate (not in the picture)
  • Honey Cinnamon (not in the picture) - Christmas special
You can get this yummies at just 100.00 pesos per bar. In Cebu, aside from The Chillage, Cebu Pinoy EcoStore is also selling them online at

It even comes in 3-bar or 5 bar Gift Boxes.

3-Bar Gift Box
5-Bar Gift Box

As spotted at The Chillage

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    1. waaaaaah! balik nya ta didto chillage... naa man ni didto... heheheh :D

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    1. wala pa jud ko kabalik sa chillage... i was planning to buy them katong pg.adto nako manila last weekend, but dugay mi nakabalik manila from camarines norte... wala na jud ko kapalit... amf... so far, daghan man feedbacks nga lami daw cya... heheheh