Is Davao the Chocolate Haven of the Philippines?
Ida Damo | Feb 26, 2016
Davao City is not only known as the safest city in the counrty but it could also be regarded as the sweetest spot in the Philippines. The city has 6,000 hectares of cacao plantations that produce 100,000 metric tons of harvest.
Davaoeños take pride in their locally produced goods using cacao tablea and, true enough, it is also a source of pride for the whole country. It could be remembered that cacao was used as the main ingredient at the Academy of Chocolate Competition in London wherein a Pinoy chocolatier won the bronze for the unflavored chocolate drink category.
The Chocolate Bean has been offering delectable delights in their menus and, for two years now, the cafe is a part of a festival that showcases the local product.
Since the cafe ventured into a chocolate business, the management ensures that their customer gets only the best by using fresh and high quality ingredients such as caramel, nuts, and other filliings.
Every bite is an experience that brings out the natural goodness of chocolates.
A piece of advice: dark chocolates have large amount of antioxidants (flavinoids) so the darker and the bitter it is, the better.
How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Travel time is 1 hour and 50 minutes.
The Chocolate Bean is at Dao St., corner Molave St., Juna Subd., Matina, Davao City Phone: (082) 295 2813.
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