Feb 12, 2020

There is a myriad of ways you can show your affection for someone; but in this day and age, the act of giving chocolate has been the face of it. And this doesn’t just apply to romantic relationships. Whether it be a store-bought Hershey’s  bar or individually lined chocolate truffles, I find that it always makes me feel cared for and remembered whenever anyone I know goes out of their way to feed my sweet tooth.

And so, this Valentine’s Day you really can’t go wrong with making important people in your life feel appreciated by giving them something sweet; but you nonetheless still might want to let them know that you put some thought in your gift with these convenient but well-crafted chocolate treats. 

Malagos 

There’s nothing like letting someone know they mean a lot to you by making them experience only the best and from a homegrown brand at that. Contrary to what you may think, you don’t have to resort to imported chocolates for a premium cacao option as the beans of multi-awarded and world-renowned Davao chocolate brand Malagos boasts of not only being single origin but also comes from a hybrid of Criollo and Forastero beans resulting to Trinitarioisthe world’s finest cocoa beans.

You can find their products at Kultura, All About Baking, Duty Free Philippines, Metro Gaysano, Gourdo’s, ECHO Store.

Risa’s chocolates

At this time of the year, you’ll be happy to know that Risa’s chocolate has now found a home at The Grid’s Food Market in Rockwell Power Plant Mall. Go against the grain of usual chocolate flavors through their distinct takes on it in the form of their bacon chili chocolate bars, pastillas de pili bars or their spiked Cerveza Negra truffles. 

You can also buy their products at Kultura outlets, Bar Pintxos, Real Food, Kitayama Meat Shop

See’s Candies Manila

A classic chocolate box option that just screams romance and is reminiscent of the ones you see in chick flicks would be the limited edition chocolate box by See’s Candies Manila. The deep red heart-shaped box is filled with a variety of their best-selling artisanal toffee chocolates. 

They have branches in Rockwell Power Plant Mall, The Podium, Shangrila Plaza and SM Aura 

Rocky Mountain

But for a bit of a kick in a chocolate box, well-known American chocolatier Rocky Mountain is offering their very own grazing box complete with their trademark chocolate treats, cookies and a small wine bottle. 

You can find them at SM Mega Mall Fashion Hall, Shangrila Plaza Mall, Molito Alabang, G/F SM Mega Fashion Hall Pop Up

Theo and Philo

You wouldn’t have to think about the presentation and overall aesthetic of what you’re going to give when you go for Theo and Philo ‘s elegantly packaged chocolate bars. The well-distributed local brand also makes sure that their flavors are as colorful as their wrappers with their mango, chili and calamansi bars, milk chocolate adobo and their Tanduay rum-infused chocolate bar.

You can find their products at Kultura, Rustan’s Department Store, Human Nature, ECHO Store, Cartel Deli, Blue Kitchen, Kultura, Rustan’s Department Store.

Naked Patisserie 

If you plan on going all out for someone this Valentine’s Day,  these very pink and on-theme white chocolate truffles sprinkled with gold dust by Naked Patisserie is a full-blown package at your service. It looks so pretty that if it were given to me, I probably wouldn’t want to eat it and would just settle on reading the customizable Valentine’s card that you could pull out from beneath it. 

You can order through their website or contact them directly through the details provided on the site

True Chocolate PH

Worrying about chocolate’s possible health risk on the person you’re planning to give them to? You can still opt for something sweet but are mind-blowingly sugar-free. Aside from making gourmet Belgian chocolates, True chocolate PH’s founder, Treena Tecson also resells low-carb and sugar-free chocolate bars from Böhnchen & Co. Chocolate. You can order a bar or two through their website. 

 

 

 

 

Header Photo by Food Photographer | Jennifer Pallian on Unsplash

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