This bar is life, sweet and spicy. Velvety chocolate with the kick of the Filipino labuyo pepper, which has been included in the Ark of Taste by Slow Food. Won multiple awards.
Like that fiery heroine that all girls want to be and boys long for: equal parts sweet and spicy. This bar has the velvety richness of dark chocolate and adds the zest of labuyo. This is probably the one time you're only too happy to get a blowout - for your taste buds, we mean, of course.
Siling labuyo is a Philippine pepper that has been evaluated in the Philippines after the so-called Colombian exchange. It is a "wild pepper" and has been included in the Ark of Taste by Slow Food. On the Scoville scale, it scores 80,000 – 100,000, making it comparable to tabasco or piri piri.
Cocoa from Malabog
Theo & Philo works with cocoa from the barangay Malabog, a community of about 11,000 inhabitants, which is part of Davao City , the largest city in the Philippines by area . Everything in Davao City is low-rise and very green, stretched out in hill country.
There are many small cocoa growers in Malabog. The growing conditions are perfect. In 2019, for example, Nong Joe won the prize for the best cocoa beans from the International Cocoa Awards (ICA) out of 226 participants from 55 countries.
Philo Chua sources the cocoa in collaboration with the organization Gawad Kalinga , from a group of farmers. Gawad Kalinga helps people out of poverty.
(Barangay is the smallest political administrative unit in the Philippines.)
Ingredients: cocoa beans (58%), cane sugar, cocoa butter, labuyo chili pepper.
May contain traces of nuts, cow's milk, sesame and soy.
|Nutritional values/Nährwerte/Voedingswaarde/Valeurs nutritionalnelles
|Energy/Energy/Energy value||573 kcal / 2397 kJ|
|of which saturated/davon saturated fatty acids/waarvan verzadigd/dont acides gras saturated||26 g|
|of which sugar/davon Zucker/of which sugar/dont sucre||42 g|