February 22, 2013

Chocolate During a Rainy Afternoon


Have you ever wanted something so much yet circumstances wouldn't allow you to get it no matter how close you get? I've been wanting to try Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates for so long. There was even a time when I was so desperate that I asked if they shipped to Zamboanga. There were so many instances when I got close to tasting these babies, like being in Manila during the summer of 2012, but something was always in the way when I was about to buy them.

After two-three years of waiting, I've finally tried two of their flavors. One is a holiday special, Honey Cinnamon and the other is Green Mango and Salt. I have Granny to thank for these because she bought them during her trip to Dumaguete.



Anyway, I guess I should start by talking about their pretty packaging. They seriously do not look like your typical chocolate. They almost look as if they were gift-wrapped specifically for each buyer. Well, I felt that way while I was opening them. I unwrapped them as slowly and as carefully as I could because ruining the cute packaging was almost like getting my heart broken.



Honey Cinnamon. If you took a whiff of the bar itself, it smells heavily of cinnamon. I bit a piece of it and I was greeted with the familiar taste of cinnamon rolls. It was like eating one, only in chocolate form. That might sound really stupid, but it was the first thing I thought of when I bit it. My mind also wandered to the memory of baking cookies with a pinch of cinnamon, but I digress. As expected, the bitter aftertaste of the dark chocolate is there. Also, in between nibbles, there would be a slight "crisp" due to the honey pieces. All in all, it was okay.



Green Mango and Salt. My absolute favorite of the two would have to be the dark chocolate with green mango and salt one. It's a really interesting flavor because it dared to combine bitter, salty and sour. I loved the candied, if I'm not mistaken, mango and how it went so well with the dark chocolate. This reminded me of the first time I encountered the joy of partnering chocolate with something salty. It was when I watched the film, First Daughter.

I know the flavor may sound odd and all, but I really think it's unique. It tasted good, too. Plus, I'm not sure if Theo & Philo was aiming for this thought, but I love the way a Philippine-based chocolate company actually used the country's national fruit in one of their creations. Yes, if you didn't know, the chocolates are 100% Philippine-made. As their official website says, "the only bean to bar chocolate from the Philippines."

That's it. My first Theo & Philo experience. I can't wait to try their other flavors! ^_^


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25 comments :

  1. Ang sarap no? I've only tried one bar so far and I can see why it's pricey, hehe. Pero sana they become a little more affordable, konti lang. :)

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    1. Yup! What flavor did you try? :) Oo nga eh. Hehe.

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  2. This is a must try. Parang napanuod ko na ito somewhere. I can't remember if its on Korina or Jessica's show or both. hehe.

    Mommy Maye2

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    1. Got this as "pasalubong" from my grandma while she was in Dumaguete. You can look at their website for outlets that sell them. :)

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  4. Hmm. I'm curious now about that chocolate. I kinda want to try it.

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  5. i haven't taste this chocolate before.. where can buy that? hehe i got curious

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    1. You can check their official website for outlets that sell them. :)

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  6. The chocolate looks good..will see where I can get it .,

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  7. i too enjoy the combination of sweet taste with salty. have you tried dipping french fries on hot fudge (both from mcdo). i lterally go on a high. lol. and that green mango and salt totally piqued my curiosity. i should try that soon.

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    1. I used to love Mcdo's coke floats and that's what I used do. Now that I'm not really a fan of them anymore, I pair french fries with their McFlurry. <3

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  8. i love salty chocolates. i would like to try this also. :-)

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  9. I love chocolates. Rainy, sunny, windy and stormy - whichever it is, I'm a chocoholic :)

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  10. have not tasted any of them, but it feels good to at least check the green mango and salt for a twist..

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  11. It must really be that good if its pricey. Now I'm curious to taste it. :-)

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  12. These chocolates are from Dumaguete? I have cousins there whom I can request to send me some. Hahaha

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    1. They can be bought there. Ask them to check out Cafe Antonio. ;)

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  13. I am following you back, Jemm! Thanks for the follow!
    Monica
    Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews

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  14. I just love chocolates! Any kind will do! :)) Nice post! :)
    http://paucheecasimiro.blogspot.com/

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  15. i love chocolates but never tried this one yet.. :) matry nga. :)

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  16. I hope to try them as well. I wonder if they have sugarfree versions though. Diabetic kasi kami.

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  17. Jemm! I just heard the choco's just now! Haha looks delicious kasi parang dark chocos! Anyway, gusto ko na rin bumalik sa online shop. Kaso busy busy pa eh. i'll check yours now. :)

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  18. I saw this chocs in Jessica Soho's show. this is must try. I love chocolates.

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  19. I just had to come back and tell you, I shared a bar of the green mango with salt with the boyfriend kanina. Love love loved it all over again. hehe. Wala akong nakita na honey and cinnamon. special edition ba yun?

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    1. It's really good, right? Yes, I think it was made for the holiday season.

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