Reasons Why You Should Buy Malagos Dark Chocolates

 Malagos Dark Chocolates
For some people, chocolates are guilty pleasures. And for others, they find sole comfort with it.

However, chocolates are chocolates and it’s very hard to resists them. Especially when I will pair it with my brewed coffee to help me keep awake during my busy days, pairing with favorite vino during my during my TGIFs.

Recently, I’ve found myself lusting for a premium kind of chocolate in the market. After attending the Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Festival months ago, and I’ve realized the value of our locally grown cacao. I thought I should include searching for the finest chocolate in my agenda.

Forget about the imported chocolates.

SorryFerrero Rocher, I love you but I have to choose our local products first. (You’ll have room next time!).

And after visiting the recent IFEX 2017 and met some local chocolate makers, especially the Malagos Agri-Ventures Corporation team – makers of Malagos Chocolate, one of the premium chocolatier in the Philippines, I knew that my quest has started to become a reality.

It was a huge privilege to meet the Malagos Chocolate team during the recent IFEX 2017. I’ve got a chance to have a chit-chat with them and tasted their proud dark chocolates, all made from the finest cacao that is home-grown in Davao.


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And just recently, Malagos Chocolates bags a Silver Award from a prestigious Academy of Chocolate Award 2017 after competing with other chocolate companies worldwide.

It was the 5th international award that Malagos Chocolate have earned since 2015.


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During the IFEX Media Conference, I’ve got a chance to talk one of the representative from Malagos Agri-Ventures Corporation, were he introduced me to his proud chocolate, especially the 65% dark chocolate. He said that it is their best-selling chocolate recently, and I agree with him after tasting it. It was so good that I need to control myself because I would be ended up feeling hyper.


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During my chocolate tasting, he proudly discussed to me that their chocolates are “tree-to-bar” which means that the whole process of making the chocolate products – starting from planting, growing, fermentation, drying, sorting, roasting and production – are all done right at their farm in Calinan District in Davao. He said that the company owes the award to the cacao farmers who worked hard in order to get the finest quality of cacao beans fit to be addressed as one of the best chocolate globally.


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Aside from the 65% Dark Chocolate, another of my favorite is their 85% dark chocolate. You might want to try this variant because of its very interesting taste. It taste of local pure cacao, with the mixed of fruit flavour, and sort of having a wine taste, which I find it so good I could paired it literally with my favorite Bordeaux.

They said it’s because the cacao beans used comes from the cacao plants that are grown nearby the fruit plantation, which affects the quality of soil, which the results of growing of interesting cacao beans.

All their cacao fruits are ripen naturally in the trees before harvesting, and they always make sure the cleanliness of their storage area, which greatly affects the scents and tastes of their cacao beans.
Malagos Chocolates are available both locally and they also export their chocolates for many countries worldwide. Recently, Malagos Agri-Ventures Corporation’s 65% chocolates are now available to 300 Starbucks Philippines branches nationwide.

This makes the Malagos chocolate more accessible to the market, and I do hope that many coffee-lovers will also give LOVE to our local premium chocolates.


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They’ve also introduced these cute single sized packaging, made of recycled paper, and also locally produced in Davao. I find it so cute and very creative, making their chocolates more appealing to the gift-givers market especially this coming holiday season.


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Yes this is a REAL 65% DARK CHOCOLATE! And I almost freaked-out how huge it is! I guess it was weighing 2 to 3 kilos, and I believe me I want to take it home with me!

With the amazing success of the Malagos chocolates, did you know that they also have their own chocolate museum?

Malagos Chocolate Museum was first interactive chocolate museum in the Philippines and was launched last March 2017. Located within the Malagos Garden Resort complex (yes they also have resort!) the Malagos Chocolate Museum offers visitors an informative tree-to-bar journey of Davao’s world famous cacao, from the farm nurseries to various stages of chocolate production, up to the finished product.

Guests can also see where the beans are solar-dried and carefully graded, then processed using specialized equipment during the farm tour. The tour also showcases Malagos’ best practices as well as the involvement of the local community in the entire process.

Entrance to the Malagos Chocolate Museum is already included in the Php200 resort entrance fee. However, for those who want to experience in making their own chocolates, there is an additional Php450 but they get to take home their custom-made Malagos chocolates.

It’s a great deal for all Malagos guests!


I can’t wait to visit the Malagos cacao farm, their resort and its museum! I’ll keep you posted!






xoxo, Blair





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  1. wow so big and yummy! Shall make this in the travel list if I am going there.

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  2. I love chocolate, and I am really picky about what I will eat. I'd love to try these out!

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    1. This chocolate is heavenly. I love its 60% dark chocolate and pairing with red wine.

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  3. I'd absolutely love to try these. My husband loves dark chocolate and I usually try to find him some specialty or artisan chocolate locally

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    1. We have many artisan chocolates here in the Philippines, which I will post the others next!

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  4. The packings are so exclusive and I can imagine how tasty the chocolate itself...

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    1. Hello Edwin,

      I agree! The last time I visited their booth, they showed me different packaging designs (some are for export) and its amazingly gorgeous. Perfect as gift!

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  5. Oh my goodness how delicious does this sound, I am all for trying artisan chocolate, I have found it to be the best often.

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    1. Thank you Sarah!

      This locally made chocolate is something I like too especially their 65% chocolate. And if you are into bitter-sweet flavor, you may opt their 85% chocolate.

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  6. Wow 85% dark chocolate. Is it bitter? I'm actually afraid to try dark chocolates because I'm not used to the bitter sweet taste of it, but the 65% chocolate paired with red wine sounds interesting to me. You can have a wine, chocolate, and cheese party. :-)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer!

      The 85% chocolate is bitter-sweet and taste like a mixture of fruity, probably because of its terroir which is also planted with fruit trees.

      You should try chocolate testing.. you've been missing amazing experiences in the world if you didn't.

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  7. Hello, love your picture with the chocolate. My favorite is 85% dark chocolate. I'd love to try some

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    1. Thanks Nefeli! I got so hyper tasting with these chocolates. It helps to wake up my nerves.

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  8. When dark chocolate is quality is sure does taste good. I have a food show this week and I know there will be chocolate there.

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    1. That's awesome! Do let us know what foods are they going to showcase :)

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  9. I am a huge lover of chocolates in any form. Dark chocolates specially are my favourite ones. That chocolate looks so big and delicious. Hope can visit to chocolate museum.

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    1. Thank you dear!

      Yeah am trying to include that tour to my calendar, hopefully before end of next month :)

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  10. Woah, that giant chocolate looks amazing. Sounds like a really good company and I'm a big fan of dark chocolate.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I instantly forgot about Ferrero when I saw this huge bar!

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  11. You don't have to convince me to buy chocolate! I so would! I love it, and this looks great.

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    1. That's awesome! What is your favorite chocolate brand?

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  12. I love dark chocolate and the health benefits that they come with. I would also be great to visit their museum.

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    1. That's amazing! Hope you can visit their museum and their cacao plantation.

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  13. how interesting is that? never thought that the philippines can produce such good quality chocolate! would be interesting to try for sure! www.crayonized.com

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    1. Philippines have the world's best cacao seeds!

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  14. my husband loves dark chocolate and I believe he will love this....will try to check them out or hope someone brings these chocolates to malaysia

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    1. Yeah, Malagos Chocolate company should also give priority to consumers in Asia.

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  15. I love all things chocolates and would love to try these.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  16. We love a good yummy choclate but my hubby loves dark chocolate because its less sweet. It's great to support locals. It's good to know Philippines has cocoa farms.

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    1. We aim that many local consumers would patronized the locally made chocolates than imported ones. Those imported chocolates, their cacao seeds are from the Philippines.

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  17. I love dark chocolates! Its healthier compared to other chocolates. Another reason to visit the Philippines. The entrance in the farm is also affordable. Wow!

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    1. Thank you Anosa! Please visit us here in the Philippines.

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    2. Your welcome! yes, planning to visit your country. I have been googling about it and found out many places to see. Such a majestic place.

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    3. That will be great! Keep in touch :)

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  18. I know this brand~ but quite expensive their price isn't it?

    XOXO:
    Stepheny Siew

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    1. Not at all. And if its expensive, I won't mind paying because I know local farmers will be benefitted.

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  19. chocolate is my weakness! One of my favorite field trips as a child was to the Hershey factory in Pennsylvania :)

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    1. That's awesome! Well I would enjoy visiting many chocolate factory and cacao farms here in the Philippines and Asia. Hershey factory can wait.

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  20. Did someone say chocolate? I want some now!!

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  21. These dark chocolate sounds delicious. Me and my boyfriend loves dark chocolate, and I hope I have a chance to try them. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome Ophelia!

      You can also order from them online at www.malagoschocolate.com

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  22. Never heard of Malagos chocolate. I love chocolate. Wonder if I get buy in Malaysia.

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    1. Am not sure if they have distributorship in Malaysia, however you can order from them online!

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  23. These look so tempting. Chocolates are my weakness. Loved these. Will try them out for sure

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  24. It is great that guy found chocolate that was local and that it was 65%.it really does look delicious

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    1. Yes it is sooo good! I even paired it with my favorite vino!

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  25. Ah!! I love dark chocolates. How could I resist buying them all if I were to visit this exposition. I've not heard of this brand though. Wish they come to Malaysia soon.

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    1. Hello Emily!

      Yeah will ask them if they will be distributing in Malaysia :)

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  26. wow these look delish! And noy only are they very rich in cocoa the packaging is so beautifully designed and chic! Lovely indeed!

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    1. Thank you Chelf! This chocolate is gaining names and awards from European countries :)

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  27. I love dark chocolate so much! I have never heard of Malagos before, but I definitely need to try it.

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    1. If you found it in your area please let us know if you love them! Can't wait :D

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  28. I have mad love for chocolates and this looks yummy.

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  29. I love to eat chocolate. Yummy and sweet.

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  30. I love chocolate and you certainly sold me on Malagos. I think the whole process from bean to bar is very interesting. How awesome that they have a chocolate museum!

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    1. I know right?! I would definitely going to visit their museum and resort very soon.

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  31. Wow, these sound delicious. I'm also really curious to try cacao nibs.

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    1. Oh its bitter! But good for our health, same as the moringa seeds.

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  32. Dark chocolates are my favourite. I could have them all day, any day. I hadn't heard of the 'tree-to-bar' concept earlier. This post sure did kick-start my day on a sweet note. Cheers!!

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    1. Thank you dear! Let's get high with chocolates (actually can be!)

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  33. I love chocolates and your pictures tempting me to try this. Love that big slab of chocolate which you are holding.

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    1. hahaha I thought it is just a replica, but its not! A true dark chocolate giant bar!

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  34. I am always craving delicious artisan dark chocolate! I'd love to try Malagos Dark Chocolate. Thank you so much for the introduction to this yummy brand. :-)

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  35. It makes me really proud that the Philippines have premium chocolates produced in Davao! I never knew we had one. I want to visit their museum and farm too! I hope they will continue producing such products. :)#proudfilipino here.. :)

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    1. Thank you Gale!
      Malagos chocolate can kick Hershey's ass about their chocolates. Hershey's are so commercialized you can't taste the real cacao.

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  36. LOL, I never need a reason to buy sweet things, especially chocolate. I love dark chocolate and I am always up for trying a new brand.

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    1. That's awesome Sheri! Thanks again for visiting :)

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  37. I love chocolate too. Love your photos & make me tempting. Look so delicious.

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    1. Which brand of chocolate you always buy Lia?

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  38. omg 65% of real dark chocolate!! This must taste soo good, I wish to try it myself too! Can't wait for more of your update =)

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  39. What??? You couldn't take huge slice of chocolate back with you? Too bad... It looks too tempting! I love dark chocolate too! :)

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    1. hahaha how I wish! But I bought some that are in handy sizes :)

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  40. I sure do love some good dark chocolate and always looking for recommendations. I wonder if I can find this in my current country I reside.

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    1. Hello Ania,

      You can visit their website and order online :)

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  41. Aww. Aww. I really love chocolate. I have like a tons of chocolate stock in my house. haha

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    1. Wow! What brands of chocolates do you have now?

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  42. Oh chocolate is... always a reason to buy chocolate haha. I'm always up for trying chocolate. The chocolate you have there looks huge! Love it. I love the idea of an interactive chocolate museum! It's just great. I want to try these. I'll look it up!

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  43. Who does not love chocolate :D I really love dark chocolate since it is healthier and has a specific taste I truly enjoy. I haven't tried this brand though but I definitively will as soon as I get the chance. Will let you know if I like it :D

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  44. Finally i can try another pormising chocolate brand. I always love to have dark chocolate.

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  45. You definitely have me sold! I can not wait to try this!

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    1. Hello Debbie,

      You can order from them online :D

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  46. Wow! I didn't know we have local brands of chocolates already here in the PH. And it's in Davao pa, my hometown! I would love to try their products out.

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  47. I don't know why, but I never was a big fan of dark chocolate ;(

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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    1. Ohh you are missing a huge health benefits in your life!

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  48. OMG Yes. I have been on such a chocolate binge. Buying arisan chocolate is so much better. In the US the chocolate kind of sucks, but in Canada it's usually better and in South America and Europe, it's the best because the grade is higher unless you get it Fair Trade or from artisan spots like these. :) Dark chocolate is my favourite too!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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    1. That's awesome! Chocolates that makes people fatter are the chocolates who are not pure chocolates, most of the US are not pure.

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