by Shekinah Sabrina Colcol | foodfindsasia.com |
Chocolate is the classic comfort food for every human being on this planet – or at least for most normal human beings. Whether you are going through a bad break-up or you are just having a great day, you will always want to reward yourself with a good bar of delicious chocolate. Searching for that perfect chocolatey taste could take years for you to find, but Malagos Chocolate could elevate you a step closer to reaching your sweet, sweet haven and here’s why:
The Malagos 100-percent Premium Unsweetened Chocolate is produced by a family-run company, Malagos Agri-Ventures Corporation, since May 2013. Rex and Jen Puentespina is the team behind coming up with Trinitario clones, a cross between Criollo and Forastero varieties which accounts for their fine-flavored beans and naturally enhanced flavor of cocoa. The Puentespina family grows their cacao trees in Mount Talomo in Calinan, Davao City which makes the Malagos Chocolate a single-origin chocolate and a proud Filipino brand.
In the recent concluded 2015 Academy of Chocolates Awards held in London, England last April 23, 2015, the Malagos Chocolate received bronze for the Best Unflavored Drinking Chocolate in the world. The jury was chaired by internationally respected wine expert Charles Metcalfe and included chocolate experts and buyers, pastry chefs, food professionals and food journalists around the globe. Being the third out of more than a record-breaking 500 entries validates the commendable quality of Malagos Chocolate.
This ethically produced product comes from fermented beans manually harvested from carefully nurtured cacao trees. Malagos Cocoa Liquor is created using precision-controlled roasting equipment and technologically-advanced tempering machine which makes sure the beans are heated at the correct temperature, preserving their aroma and the chocolate mass is rendered in its smoothest, most enticing texture and gloss.
The award-winning bittersweet delight is intensely packed with so much nutritional value that it can help prevent heart disease because it contains flavonoids which are compounds that protect cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. Another health benefit of eating dark chocolate includes a significant increase of blood flow to the skin which improves its hydration and complexion. Moreover, it stimulates the production of endorphins and serotonin which are chemicals in the brain that bring on the feelings of pleasure and act as an anti-depressant.
Now, I am pretty sure you’re already craving for the artisan, world-class Malagos Chocolate. Visit facebook.com/malagos.chocolate to soon experience this from tree to bar chocolate.
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