Philippine choco names rate high in UK
The chocolates of Malagos Agri-Venture Corporations, Auro Chocolate, and Theo & Philo Artisanal Chocolates were judged as among the best from around 1,200 entries from 45 countries worldwide. All three brands source their cocoa beans from Davao. ‘‘We would like to see more Philippine products make their way to the mainstream market in the UK and the rest of Europe. It’s a tough and highly competitive market. A recognition such as this from a respected industry body that provides added validation of the quality of our products and their capability to compete with the rest of the world,” said Philippine Special Trade Representative and Commercial Counsellor Michelle Fatima S. Sanchez. Malagos Agri-Venture Corp. garnered a Silver Award for Malagos 85 percent Dark Chocolate under the Drinking Chocolate Category, and Bronze Awards for Malagos Unsweetened Chocolate and Malagos 72 percent Dark Chocolate under the same category. The brand’s entries in the Tree to Bar Category, Malagos 72 percent Dark Chocolate and Malagos 85 percent Dark Chocolate, also won Bronze Awards. Meanwhile, Auro Chocolate won Bronze Awards for Auro Chocolate 70 percent Dark Chocolate Saloy Reserve under the Tree to Bar Category, and Auro Chocolate 32 percent Roasted White Chocolate Cashew under the Flavored White Chocolate Bar category.
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