We at DavaoBase take pride in Davao brands that promote the city’s natural bounties to the world. Fairly recently, Davao has been churning out a number of premium chocolate products, including the now-famous Malagos Chocolate.
The world is starting to take notice of our city as a chocolate source. In fact, the Academy of Chocolate — a world-renowned group of leading chocolate experts in the U.K. — has bestowed a Bronze Award for “Best Unflavoured Drinking Chocolate” to Malagos 100% Unsweetened Chocolate. The Academy of Chocolate is considered the industry’s Oscars to recognize the best chocolate products all over the world.
The company behind the recently awarded chocolate drink is Malagos Agri-Ventures, which is owned by the Puentespina family of Davao. Rex Puentespina, the family company’s chief chocolate maker, is proud of the single-origin chocolate that they have produced. “We make our chocolates from Tree to Bar through the efforts of many people. The entire process of planting, growing, fermentation, drying, sorting, roasting & production of the chocolate is done right on our farm,” Puentespina said in the Malagos Chocolate website.
Congratulations to Malagos Chocolate! We hope that you will continue to bring Davao to the world’s palate.[ Academy of Chocolate logo source here ]