CREATIVE WITH CHOCO
INCORPORATING RICE KRISPIES AND MALLOWS INTO CHOCOLATE BARS IS RUN-OF-THE MILL AS THE TRENDY MIXES NOW INCLUDE INGREDIENTS THAT ARE NOT ONLY UNEXPECTED, BUT ALSO SURPRISINGLY DELIGHTFUL
RISA CHOCOLATES PASTILLAS DE PILI
Risa chocolate bars marry local ingredients and flavors well. Case in point: Native delicacy pastillas add milky sweetness to a bar of white chocolate while buttery pili nuts from Albay break the smooth texture with a most welcome soft bite.
(0917) 8340040; risa.ph
THEO & PHILO CHOCOLATE MANGO
Theo & Philo has created 11 uniquely familiar Filipino flavors such as dark chocolate with green mango and salt and milk chocolate adobo. Available at Bo’s Coffee branches, Rustan’s, Gourdo’s, Blue Kitchen, Connie’s Kitchen, and Kultura branches. theoandphilo.com
CADBURY DAIRY MILK HONEYCOMB AND NUTS
Cadbury has already produced a line of interesting bars, including the Silk Orange Peel and Banana Caramel Crisp. But while those have yet to reach our shores, we can take a fancy to its nostalgic and unique Dairy Milk Honeycomb and Nuts bar.
ALFIE'S BACON BARS BY MACHIAVELLI CHOCOLATIER
The chocolates from this local brand are among the most elegant and smoothest on the market. That extends to the bacon bar, which will appease anyone’s sweet and salty fix. The crisp bits of bacon not only lend a pop of contrasting flavor to the chocolate bar, they also add texture to every bite.