Friday, November 18, 2011

A little piece of Heaven called... Theo and Philo

I've been reading about Theo and Philo's artisan chocolates through blogs since early this year. I was really interested in the unusual flavors they have to offer and really wanted to try them. It was only early this month that our paths crossed when they participated at the Global Pinoy Bazaar last November 5 and 6 at the Rockwell tent in Makati. My sister was also an exhibitor there. When I visited her booth to show my support, she told me she bought some chocolates. Imagine my glee when I saw the familiar wrapper! It was indeed Theo and Philo.

It all started out with the founder's (Philo) necessity to learn how to cook while living abroad which then progressed to baking and constantly working with chocolates as his primary ingredient (full story you can find at their website

Now, if flavors like Green Mango and Salt, Labuyo, Ginger, and Calamansi does not intrigue you, their exquisite packaging probably will entice you to take a second look.

Feels like Christmas while unwrapping this...

Each candy bar is wrapped beautifully you could give these as presents just as it is! I love dark chocolates so it was great that most flavors are made with dark chocolate. I didn't get to try the Labuyo flavor, though. Would have been a real treat for me since I also love spicy stuff. Oh, well, maybe next time for sure! :D The 70% Dark Chocolate didn't last long. My sister and I devoured the whole thing like monsters! Hahaha...We couldn't even wait long enough to take a decent picture! :D

The Barako flavor is puuuuureeee heaven to those coffee addicts out there. Wish it came in bigger bars. That one was really good I didn't manage to take a picture. Each bar is priced at P95 (approximate US$2). A little pricier than your average candy bar but I'm telling you, it's worth every penny! Just wish they would sell bigger versions ---sigh--- 

You could find Theo and Philo artisan chocolates at the following shops:

ECHO Store - Podium and Serendra
Manos Nail Lounge - Unit 2-i Crescent Park Residencees 30th St cor 2nd (along Burgos Circle), Bonifacio Global City. Tel 478-4057
Ritual - The Collective, Malugay St, Makati City
Team Manila Store - Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati City
Aji Ichiban - Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati City
Cyrano Wine Shop - C. Palanca Street cor. Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
Shangri-La Hotel Gift Shop Makati
Shangri-La Hotel Gift Shop Edsa
New World Hotel - Makati
JojiBerry - Crossroad 77 Plaza at Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City
Figaro - Greenhills Promenade
Fling Frozen Yogurt - Cliffhouse Tagaytay, Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlia East Tagaytay City
The Coffee Ministry - Royale Place Bldg, Amsterdam Ave. (Don Antonio Drive), Diliman, Quezon City
Cafe Antonio - 2F Spanish Heritage Bldg, San Juan cor Sta Catalina Sts, Dumaguete City
Baligyaan - #352 Pastrana Street, Kalibo, Aklan
Oca's Kitchen - Sentro Bldg, 1342 JC Aquino Ave, Butuan City 


  1. you are back! yay! :)

    I managed to fool some people with the siling labuyo variant. had to have water on hand :D hahaha

  2. That I really wanted to try but my sister won't cave in... :(