Everything is better with Chocolate. And that includes Valentines day.
Flowers for Valentines day? Fine, flowers are a classic. We’ll give you that.
But some of you are itching for more. What more can you give? Chocolates! But you don’t want to be stuck with Ferrero Rocher just like every other Valentine’s day dummy. You need to be different.
Here’s a list of chocolate drenched love guaranteed the quickest way to the heart:
Chocoron (Chocolate covered Chicharon) – Crunchy chicharon rinds coated in chocolate! Who would have thought that this quirky combination would be so addicting?
The playful taste of the salty chicharon and the sweetness from the chocolate makes this savory snack hard to resist. Get ready to fall in love with every bite of this sinful delight.
Contact details for these babies can be found on their Facebook page. Click here.
Ralfe Gourmet’s truffles – For those avoiding sweets, these cocoa balls are the devil. On the other hand, the locally produced assortment of tablea truffles can send you straight to sweet heaven. Once you’ve tried the other flavors including the choco peanut butter, tablea ganache and caramel with cacao nibs, you’ll have no idea whether you are in heaven or hell.
Location and contact details for Ralfe Gourmet here.
Chocolate Covered Dried Mangoes – Strips of Cebu’s best dried mangoes smothered in thick and rich Belgian chocolate. The sweetness of the dried mango and the bitter-sweet taste of the dark chocolate make for a perfect marriage. An inventive alternative to the usual fruit and nut chocolate.
These can be bought in Islands Pasalubong and Duty Free outlets.
Maitre Chocolatier’s Carbonara in White Chocolate Sauce and Bacon – Carbonara with chocolate and bacon? You read that right. Get ready to experience a foodgasm. This is a combination of the holy trinity of food. Spaghetti, bacon and chocolate! Your gym trainer will cringe. Watch out. This dish is dangerously delicious.
Visit Maitre Chocolatier in Ayala Center Cebu Terraces.
PS – This list is not limited to Valentines Day.
*Photo credits: Islands Pasalubong Facebook page, Chocoron Facebook page, Ralfe Gourmet’s Facebook page and Maitre Chocolatier’s Facebook page.