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Top 10 Pinoy Chocolates
Even the most discriminating chocolate connoisseur will agree, these homegrown confections still hit our sweet spot.
Published on: Sep 24, 2010 - 9:00am

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Local brands of of chocolate always conjure up childhood memories--as pasalubong from parents, titas, or older siblings, or the many times you forked over prized coins to the neighborhood tindahan for a couple of precious pieces. These homegrown varieties defined our Pinoy childhood long before their imported counterparts became as accessible as they are today.

Nowadays, no matter how sophisticated and well-travelled our palates have become when it comes to this cherished cocoa confection, we will, once in a while, get a hankering for a sweet fix of these local brands--just the sight, smell, or first bite of which has the power to immediately transport us into our carefree and innocent days, like that pivotal scene from Ratatouille. SPOT.ph checked out the local supermarkets and shops and sampled the local chocolates on their shelves, familiar classics and new contenders alike--taking note of taste, texture, size and other distinct standout qualities to see which local chocolates deliver the goods. Here's our top 10:



10. Cloud 9 Classic
Price: around P7.50 per piece


A small bar of caramel, chewy nougat, and peanuts wrapped in thin chocolate, the Cloud 9 Classic bar still has that chocolate magic--peanuts offset the overly sweet chocolate while the nougat adds texture to the usual chocolate bar. Those looking for a quick and cheap chocolate pick-me-up can count on one bar to do the trick.

Sold individually in convenience stores and in packs of 6 or more at groceries, Cloud 9 Classic has remained consistent throughout the years.


9. Goya Dark Mint Chocolates
Price: P25 to P30



Goya's Dark Mint chocolates are circular-shaped nuggets with 9 pieces in a box. Upon opening the box and the foil that keeps the chocolate pieces fresh, a strong mint scents wafts out of the box, a telltale sign of how the chocolates will taste.

The mint taste is stronger than the chocolate flavor, and the semi-sweet chocolate is creamy, soft and smooth and easily melts in the mouth. Those who have a penchant for mint chocolates will find Goya's version a cheap and enjoyable treat.


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137 Comments
  • Kokoko
    A lot people here are saying that Theo and Philo is not the number 1 choco just because they haven't tasted it. Pagawa kayo ng website nyo gawa kayo ng sarili nyong top 10. It doesn't indicate in this article that this survey is based on a number of people interviewed. I believe their staff bought some chocolates and tasted them one by one and decided from there. Malay mo nga naman masarap yung Theo and Philo for their sosy taste buds. Minsan kasi iba din panlasa ng mga ganyang tao. Yung mga super ordinary people may hinahanap din na lasa. For example, ikaw sarap na sarap sa sa taba ng baboy e ako sukang suka don. Not all people like what you like. I'm not saying na makwarts ako, middle class lang ako pero may mga bagay na hindi ko gusto yung lasa gaya ng Jco donuts na di ko maintindihan bat pinipilahan e ubod ng tamis sakit sa ulo. Tas mas gusto ko yung mapait na kape kesa sa mga 3 in 1 like kopiko kasi sobrang tamis. Gets?
    4 months ago     Reply  
  • xia0tian16
    Do you know Serge Chocolate bar? I love eating that when I was a kid... I can't find a photo of it tho... :)
    6 months ago     Reply  
  • prettynpinkme
    where's Tootsie Roll and Serg's chocolates
    6 months ago     Reply  
  • Jardin11
    top 10 pinoy chocolates, syempre quality ang pinaguusapan hindi ung kung alin ang kilala. theo and philo is yes quite new pero i-try nyo munq bago kayo mag-comment. lumaki tayo sa cloud 9, goya, ricoa at chocnut pero try nyo rin ung bago para ma-realize nyo kung bakit yun ang nag-top dito. kesa puro negative comments bakit di natin suportahan lahat ng local products natin, wala namang siniraan dito.
    7 months ago     Reply  
  • Andres Bonifacio
    Ton wrote: "Theo pilo who? Obvious naman na marketing strategy itong post na eto... Havent heard, curly tops pa rin. Bat mo sinisiraan ang curly tops?"

    LOL! somebody just got IP banned!

    youtube.com/watch?v=gevTmyWtHVo
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • Ton
    Theo pilo who? Obvious naman na marketing strategy itong post na eto... Havent heard, curly tops pa rin. Bat mo sinisiraan ang curly tops?
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • abhishek0990
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    Mar 22 2013 @ 08:00pm     Reply  
  • lei21travel
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    Dec 19 2012 @ 08:49pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    Pilipino, ang favorite ni FILIPINA AKO, Choc nut at yung Goya gold coins, kasama dito sa Top 10. Nakita ko lang sa mga comments. Naalala ko tuloy ang Choc nut, hahaha! The love story of Choc nut, heheh
    Jun 18 2012 @ 01:31pm     Reply  
  • jjj
    yeah Krispee (i remember that - it had anumal faces on each segment) and manor house! I used to munch down on Goya Premium chocolates ... the big ones that came in 2's it felt like you were holding the ten commandments (hahaha) and the small coffin shaped ones - this had a gold and dark brown wrapping. Man I hope Goya brings this back.
    Jun 18 2012 @ 12:58pm     Reply  
  • swexie
    Theo and Philo Chocolates are NOT made in Davao. The cocoa is sourced in Davao but the chocolates are manufactured somewhere else (Binondo, I guess).
    Mar 12 2012 @ 07:54pm     Reply  
  • Heywood Jablomey
    where's Serg's?
    Mar 08 2012 @ 03:09pm     Reply  
  • common_sense_is_dead
    this is not a "top ten pinoy chocolates" based on research or survey/popularity. It is based on the tastes and experiences by the WRITER/S of this article who is/are commissioned by spotph to write about what they THINK is the best pinoy-made chocolate for them.. This should be considered an OPINION article, kaya natural lang na may bias.
    Nov 17 2011 @ 02:30am     Reply  
  • andi
    Well this is a bit late but I have just tried Theo and Philo chocolates yesterday. I dunno if this survey is biased or not, I have to admit it is weird. But maybe it isn't. Afterall how many gourmet "Pinoy Chocolates" are out there? Theo and Philo could be the only one! It is 100% pinoy made, and 150% delicious!! It's seriously good!!!! I'm not paid to write this, but really you have to try the Green Mango and Salt chocolate lol.. They truly deserve the top spot in my opinion.
    Oct 03 2011 @ 08:36am     Reply  
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  • mr. choc late
    Boo! Survey sux...it is more of advertising a non well known chocolate by placing it on top of the others..and can only be bought from a single store in manila? how come it becomes known if the store who sells it are not known..Losers!
    Sep 11 2011 @ 01:52pm     Reply  
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  • fmakabulos
    is Theo Philo Artisan Chocolates an affiliate of the Theo Chocolate Factory (www.theochocolate.com)in the US? their chocolates look the same, the way they display their products is the same, even their flavors. Theo US has a Bread Chocolate and Theo Philo has a Pan de Sal chocolate. thanks!
    Mar 14 2011 @ 05:55am     Reply  
  • fmakabulos
    is Theo Philo Artisan Chocolates an affiliate of the Theo Chocolate Factory (www.theochocolate.com)in the US? their chocolates look the same, the way they display their products is the same, even their flavors. Theo US has a Bread Chocolate and Theo Philo has a Pan de Sal chocolate. thanks!
    Mar 12 2011 @ 07:01am     Reply  
  • siony
    where can i buy goya chocolate coins?
    Feb 11 2011 @ 01:09pm     Reply  
  • sonia
    I am curious about the theo philo artisan chocolates. I saw it on tv last Sunday sa TFC and I asked my son who is in Manila now to buy me some..is this an international thing? because I saw there are other theo philo's in other countries can somebody explain?
    Jan 19 2011 @ 11:39am     Reply  
  • bridget
    Funny, I'm from Davao & this is the 1st time I've heard of THeo pilo chocolates...is it only available in Manila?
    Jan 12 2011 @ 02:47pm     Reply  
  • cris
    man, i do miss serg :(
    Jan 07 2011 @ 07:52am     Reply  
  • popoy
    chocolate sa pinas, ok sana ang sergs eh kaso out of business na sila, nips wala, ovalteenies at milo pwede ba dito? hehhehe
    Jan 06 2011 @ 11:36pm     Reply  
  • cory - kong
    bakit wala yung nips???!!!! yun ang local counterpart ng m&m's tsaka yung cream o deluxe ba yun? the one covered in super rich chocolate?
    Nov 29 2010 @ 10:12pm     Reply  
  • vivi
    I love chocolate and Theo is the best I've tried on the list. Hey, what's with all the fuss about who tops in the list. I love Theo & Philo because it's the healthiest of the bunch. You gotta try it to believe. rnrnAnd whoever said it's pretentious should try the chocolate first. :) Thank you. Oh yeah btw, I am a big fan of curly tops, flat tops and chocnut but you gotta love a chocolate that doesn't add a lot of things you don't even know. Just sayin'
    Nov 07 2010 @ 09:02pm     Reply  
  • di
    if people read clearly you guys would notice why the others are in rage by the #1 spot. Most of the choices from 2-10 were place their because they imply the following of Pinoys to these said chocolates. also the fact that all the entries except for theo philo is well known, it gives a connotation that the article has been bias.rnrnthe title should have been "10 Best Tasting Pinoy-made chocolates." or remove theo philo and put a much more suitable choice. Lala should be included, maybe not on the first spot but should definitely be in there. and also nips deserves a place there.
    Nov 02 2010 @ 05:48am     Reply  
  • reason box
    Oh please. Wala na ngang SERG's e. So what's the use na isali pa sila sa top 10 eh wala nang makakatikim niyan? Ano sa alaala na lang nang mga tao ito dapat pagbasehan? And besides, if the people from SPOT.ph felt that Theo & Philo's chocolates are the best that's their choice. Hindi niyo pa naman pala natikman e bakit kayo nagrereklamo. Saka madami talagang choco choices ang Goya may magagawa ba kayo? Hay.
    Oct 26 2010 @ 12:38am     Reply  
  • biased
    lol. biased talaga. kahit saan naman eh, gma, cnn, fox news, al jazeerah, yahoo news, may hint of bias talaga.rnrnmatagal nang ginagamit ang blogs at news para magadvertise whether paid or not. manuod ka lang ng unang hirit or magbasa ka lang ng inquirer libre eh, they use those kind of gimik ads.rnrnito lang naman yan eh, wag niyong bilhin kung ayaw niyo.
    Oct 25 2010 @ 11:30pm     Reply  
  • shawie
    HAY LUV KO TALAGA ANG SERGS MAPAIT CYA D MASYADO MATAMIS, CURLY TOPS DIN, YUNG MAYFAIR NA CHOCO ORANGE INUUOD CYA KAGAD!, FAV KO RIN ANG FRETZEL!
    Oct 20 2010 @ 03:08am     Reply  
  • game
    the pinoy lynch mob. haha! ang galing mag-diss, hindi naman pala nakakatikim pa. tama po si lizzy, hindi most popular ang pinag-uusapan. and yes, choc-nut may bring a lot of childhood memories, but it's not chocolate. we're talking of real chocolates here, period. so, goya deserves those spots as well because if you are a chocolate lover, you would notice that the grocery shelves have those goya bars and boxes a-plenty. and hey, you haven't tasted davao cheese yet that can send even swiss cheesemakers to heaven. obvious bang taga-dabaw ito?
    Oct 05 2010 @ 12:46pm     Reply  
  • paul
    you should have included choki choki! the gooey chocolate that comes out of the plastic tube. tastes great when refrigerated too.
    Oct 04 2010 @ 06:39am     Reply  
  • pinkbelter
    YUMMY!!! I love chocolates. Cloud 9...
    Oct 02 2010 @ 07:25pm     Reply  
  • Philo
    Hi guys! I'm the founder of Theo & Philo. I just want to mention that this article was a nice surprise. I didn't know anything about this until a few minutes ago when a business colleague e-mailed me this article. So I just want to put to rest some of the assumptions that this article was paid or otherwise started by our company. To prove it, contrary to what the article says, our chocolate is not made in Davao. Rather, our cacao beans are from Davao but the actual processing of the cacao bean to chocolate is done here in Metro Manila. Also, our full name is "Theo AND Philo" not "Theo Philo". We're also very new in the market (we've been available in the market only for about a couple of months); hence the reason why most people have never heard of us. I thank everyone who have tried our chocolates and loved it.
    Oct 01 2010 @ 10:27pm     Reply  
  • bREMZzy
    masarap ang mga imported pero once in a while hahanap-hanapin pa din ang mga chocnuts at flat tops na yan. :)
    Oct 01 2010 @ 04:25pm     Reply  
  • anne
    i've tried theo and philo's dark chocolate the other day and it was amazingly good :) it reminded me of the warm hot cocoa i used to drink as a kid that would instantly lift my mood up. it has a wonderful texture unlike its imported counterparts. kinda expensive though ;(
    Oct 01 2010 @ 12:14pm     Reply  
  • flattops
    @carlo is right, GOYA has the widest range of local chocolate variety than the its other local competitors..they even have imported GOYA chocolates now apart from them having the widest distribution also...rnrni love Flat Tops and Curly Tops!!! rnrnSerg's was my favorite when i was a kid...but just like seth said, matagal na pong sarado ang serg's
    Oct 01 2010 @ 08:45am     Reply  
  • choc adik
    I agree with spot. Theo Philo is sooooooo delicious. luvet. It's not a popularity contest.
    Oct 01 2010 @ 12:49am     Reply  
  • Pipit
    Nanahimik na ang SPOT.ph. Naduwag dahil sa dami ng tao na kinukuwestiyon ang kredibilidad nila. Puwede ba, tanggalin na lang itong article na to kung puro duwag at bahag naman ang mga buntot ng mga taga SPOT.ph na sagutin ang paratang sa kanila.
    Sep 30 2010 @ 11:39pm     Reply  
  • Poli
    No L*A*L*A? Blasphemy!
    Sep 30 2010 @ 04:59pm     Reply  
  • chocnutee
    poor Lizzy...your absolutely annoying...PAKAWALA ka ng Spot.ph 'no??...see how the title of this (advertisement) article conforms to the preference of each and every Filipino to local chocolates...eh sana naging major major specific ang Spot.ph sa pagtukoy kung ito ba ay base sa kanilang panlasa...generally speaking, pinapangunahan nila ang mga Pinoy...Look! "Top 10 Pinoy Chocolates", sa tingin mo ano ibig sabihin ng phrase na 'to??rnrnshame on you!! "Not a Chocnut fan"!!...are you Pinoy?? Chocnut serves as Philippine version ng chocolate ng other nation...ala nga naman i-adopt natin ng buong-buo ang banyagang produkto no!...and fortunately! its suits naman on the taste buds of every Filipinos...
    Sep 30 2010 @ 03:15pm     Reply  
  • tycoon
    i like flat tops a lot.
    Sep 30 2010 @ 12:50pm     Reply  
  • Kissa
    Sarado na nga ang Serg's no bira kayo ng bira di naman kayo nagbabasa!
    Sep 30 2010 @ 08:38am     Reply  
  • Not a Chocnut fan
    I don't understand Filipinos' fascination with Chocnut. To someone like me who didn't grow up with it, it tastes like weak, substandard peanut-infused chalky powdered cocoa. I think it's just nostalgia and not really an awareness of quality.
    Sep 30 2010 @ 08:37am     Reply  
  • Lizzy
    Uhmm...Guys, I don't think the title is "Top 10 Most POPULAR Pinoy Chocolates".
    Sep 30 2010 @ 07:17am     Reply  
  • solange
    ive posted my comment few days back but up to now ala pa din reaction / comment ang SPOT bout that theo choc thing issue..hmmm??? care to explain please..
    Sep 30 2010 @ 05:28am     Reply  
  • pakshet
    Producer: I need sales for "Theo Pilo"rnSpot: We can advertise itrnNarrator: I create an article, I'll put it on top 1rnReader1: Nice post, but ano yung #1rnLurker: Hmm..something is wrongrnReader2: Bakit wala yung Serg/Lala/etc? Whats w/ #1?rnreader3: Badtrip spot, anong kalokohan to. #1?rnreader4:Na curious, Ma hanap ngabilihan ng #1rnreader5: Badtrip ulit sa #1rnLurker na nagpost: Matest nga yung #1rnDumami post.. sumikat si #1. Umaasang magiging trend online.rnSpot: ayan, tumaas yung benta ng konti for #1.rnHanap tayong bagong pakulo.
    Sep 30 2010 @ 03:20am     Reply  
  • chocnutee
    chocnut must occupy the no. 1 spot for it is fairly obvious the talk and truly conceptualized by Pinoy...I pity Spot.ph for being unethical to do this flap marketing strategy (I'm pretty sure!) and spread this annoying junk:(
    Sep 30 2010 @ 01:31am     Reply  
  • P
    Angry Blogger1: pffft..number 1 ang theo philo chocolate. Dapat choknat or plataps yun ehrnAngry Blogger2: oo nga!rnNarrator: the two were passing by a chocolate store(for some reason i dont know)rnAngry Blogger1: ui! theo philornAngry Blogger2: oo nga!rnAngry Blogger1: subukan nga naten bakit number 1 yanrnAngry Blogger2: oo nga!rnNarrator: they bought and ate the chocolate, SOLD! the ad was successful! :D hahaha..
    Sep 29 2010 @ 11:29pm     Reply  
  • Pipit
    If SPOT.ph won't answer or anyway respond to this issue, it's their duty to take-off this article on the web. Silence does admit the bias rating job that this site do. It speaks off on how poor this site's credibility is. What a shame!
    Sep 29 2010 @ 11:09pm     Reply  
  • momoy
    wait, chocnut should be number 1! a chocolate brand from davao which can only be bought at serendra and costs a fortune to kids is not at all mainstream! press release ba ito ng theo philo artisan chocolates na yan?rnrnmanor house and krispee (the chocolate bar with rice crispies and pictures stamped on the surface of each segment) should have been included in this list, even as honorable mentions (only because they don't make 'em anymore).
    Sep 29 2010 @ 07:27am     Reply  
  • drin2x
    matagal na po nagsara ang serg, kakamiss ang serg isa yun sa favorite chocolate nung bata pa ko..
    Sep 29 2010 @ 01:26am     Reply  
  • buneknek
    ChocNut pa rin ang number one! Kahit siguro magpasurvey pa.. Di naman lahat kilala yung top 1 sa list di ba?
    Sep 29 2010 @ 12:02am     Reply  
  • Pipit
    I'm challenging SPOT.ph to explain the reason why this unknown product is rated#1 on its so called Top 10 Pinoy chocolates. I have seen so many times before how quickly SPOT.ph gives nonsense and sometimes moronic response to comments but have been tight lipped about this issue eventhough a lot have already questioned their motives on making an item number one on its list. I'm questioning SPOT.ph if they have been paid or accepting any benefit either monetary or not on rating products in the market. It's your responsibility to make this known because you project yourself as an unbias rating body which clearly is not basing on how you rate products in this article.
    Sep 28 2010 @ 11:36pm     Reply  
  • smashbox
    wala na yung serg. sarado na yung comp matagal na.
    Sep 28 2010 @ 08:42pm     Reply  
  • AkoSiLeon
    Rolling Stones FTW! Bakit walang Lala? :(
    Sep 28 2010 @ 02:43pm     Reply  
  • NoVice
    To mary ann lei:rnrnHave you seen the prices of Royce chocs? Those really are super uber expensive!
    Sep 28 2010 @ 02:34pm     Reply  
  • (",)
    Yes lola...local chocs suits good for lolas...
    Sep 28 2010 @ 02:33pm     Reply  
  • lola
    I patronize local chocolates more than imported for its low sugar content than imported ones.
    Sep 28 2010 @ 12:59pm     Reply  
  • Seth
    Sa mga naghahanap ng Serg's. Matagal na po sarado ang company, at least 10 yrs na yata. I should know, taga-Cainta po ako. Sarado na ang factory long before Ondoy... rnrnPero I agree, masarap din ang SERG's cjocolate bar!
    Sep 28 2010 @ 02:48am     Reply  
  • namine
    pweh! puro goya.. i'm so dissapointed wala yung lala and serg's
    Sep 27 2010 @ 07:50pm     Reply  
  • iamwindyrose
    d ko pa ata nakikita ang Theo Philo Artisan Chocolates? sikat ba yan? hehe nasa number 1 eh
    Sep 27 2010 @ 06:35pm     Reply  
  • bluepiranha
    I think we'll have to consider that this is a top-10 list from Spot's point of view, not necessarily a list of the "most popular" chocolates. I've never heard of TheoPhilo myself, but hey, if it's as good as Spot makes it to be, perhaps it deserves top billing.rnrnFor the record, I like La-La and Goya's Dark Mints too...Pinoys don't seem to be too big on dark chocolate.
    Sep 27 2010 @ 05:22pm     Reply  
  • rlv
    reminds me of my chilhood days pero now they dont appeal to me soo much because they taste like watered down version of other brands ( mostly imported) but as they say memories are precious
    Sep 27 2010 @ 04:31pm     Reply  
  • Sugar Rush
    ASAN NA ANG LALA? :(
    Sep 27 2010 @ 04:16pm     Reply  
  • PAW
    THE BEST ANG GOYA & YUNG RICOA CHOCOLATES!!! I HAVEN'T TRIED THAT THEO PHILO. MERON BA DITO NYAN SA CEBU?
    Sep 27 2010 @ 03:57pm     Reply  
  • lara
    i don't work for theo & philo chocolates. i tried a bar yesterday and loved it. i think it deserves the number 1 spot. try it before you diss it.
    Sep 27 2010 @ 11:10am     Reply  
  • Princess_Chloe
    baket hinde number one ang Chocnut or Flat tops?!;-(rnNever heard naman kasi yung una..rn
    Sep 27 2010 @ 10:33am     Reply  
  • chick
    Serg's went kaput many years ago, circa Asian crisis. A consortium of banks foreclosed on the factory along Ortigas Avenue Extension.rnrn
    Sep 27 2010 @ 09:20am     Reply  
  • mommy
    i've tried all.....chocnut should have been number one follwed by flat tops n curly tops. considerimg atheir affordability and staying power. never tried number one though
    Sep 27 2010 @ 02:58am     Reply  
  • @carlo
    i just think that goya manufactures most chocolates here in the philippines if not the more delicious ones that's why they made it in the list...rnrnbut i do think that HE WORKS FOR THEO PHILO ARTISAN CHOCOLATES hehehe
    Sep 26 2010 @ 09:47pm     Reply  
  • carlo
    you missed out on the folling:rnrnthat football-shaped chocolaternserg'srnrnnag trabaho ba sa goya ang sumulat nito?
    Sep 26 2010 @ 09:36pm     Reply  
  • darkreality
    baka naman marketing strategy lang yan ng pilo chocs...rnrn********rnrni will vote for flat tops or curly tops. rnBakit walang pretzels? dahil ba may cookies sa loob? since 1980's fave ko na yang 3 chocs above.
    Sep 26 2010 @ 06:02pm     Reply  
  • Drifter
    Hi All,rnrnAlam yo ba kung saan makakabili ng Theo Philo choco. rnrnsalamat,
    Sep 26 2010 @ 09:52am     Reply  
  • Glen
    Favorite ko dito flat tops. Pagkatapos kainin eh gagawing pabalat ng sipa ang wrapper.. hehehe.. Good ol days.. Ganyan na ba talaga ang hitsura ng curly tops parang kadiri na kainin.. hehehe
    Sep 26 2010 @ 09:10am     Reply  
  • jojo68
    any comment or reaction from spot?? everybody seems questioning the inclusion of theo choco from your top 10... next time please, try to check your choices so that your credibility will not be questioned,, just a friendly advice,, peace!!
    Sep 26 2010 @ 06:38am     Reply  
  • schizo
    theo philo? NO!BOO!... goya? no... CHOCNUT?!... pwnd :) pero eto ata ang gusto iparating ng ad.. to hate and to be curious...good job btw..it gets in my nerves CHOCNUT being second.. booo.. :)
    Sep 26 2010 @ 05:06am     Reply  
  • solange
    dabawenya ako pero never heard of Theo Philo :) how much more ibang kabayans... wondering ala pa comment ang spot.ph bout the negative opinions ng mga nagco-comment??
    Sep 26 2010 @ 03:23am     Reply  
  • joy
    haha, these are all my favorites except for the top 1, i dont think i am familiar with this. :-) better taste this one soon! :-)
    Sep 26 2010 @ 02:38am     Reply  
  • Tsokoboy
    Yung Lala and Bigbang sana nasa list... =(
    Sep 25 2010 @ 11:30pm     Reply  
  • Pegre
    How about Serge and the choco egg (forgot what they're called) the silver wrapper with red, blue or green stars.
    Sep 25 2010 @ 10:51pm     Reply  
  • jojo
    I dont remember Theo Philo chocolates. is it good? i heard that davao chocolates are really good.
    Sep 25 2010 @ 10:09pm     Reply  
  • cj
    seriously number 1.. pano ba nasasama sa list? sana man lang my survey o botohan hindi yung bayaran..
    Sep 25 2010 @ 10:04pm     Reply  
  • FilMom
    What, no chocolate crunchies? Chico mallows are great when you eat them frozen
    Sep 25 2010 @ 10:01pm     Reply  
  • kristine
    Goya's chocolates come off too sweet for me and nakaka-umay agad. :|
    Sep 25 2010 @ 09:31pm     Reply  
  • Drew
    How pretentious! Ni hindi nga kilala yung Theo Philo Chocolates na yan eh. Ask your average Juan dela Cruz about this and I bet you, Chocnut, Goya at baka Serge's pa ang isagot niya. I agree with what some have said here na ang kapal nga talaga. Ganyan na ba ang mga negosyanteng Pinoy ngayon? Para lang maka-adverstise, kung anu-anong mga kasinungalingan na ang sasabihin. How low. rnrnKung sino mang may-ari ng tsokolateng iyan, pwede, itigil mo ang kasinungalingan ito. Hindi mo mabibilog ang mga utak namin. You are a disgrace to Filipino entrepreneurs everywhere.rn
    Sep 25 2010 @ 08:53pm     Reply  
  • Jonas
    I've never heard of Theo Philo, pero yet No1 siya? Weird. rnrnAs for the other local chockies, I agree na dapat Nips nandito (unless you remember Rex Navarette's Racist Snacks skit), to Hany's Chocnut's so a fan favorite it deserved No 1 better than what's this choco. Trivia: si Rina Lorilla na nagNo2 sa Philippines Next Top Model, super-adik yan sa Chocnut. I remember yung isang date niya sa SINGLE, niregaluhan siya ng sandamukal na ChocNut sa isang box na mukhang bento-box.rnrnCurly Tops, pwede na. Anything fibisco's good, espcially the cookies.rnrnChoco Mallows? Haha, no wonder may mga nagebebenta sa Makati sidewalks ng plastic packages with at least 20 Mallows each! Don't forget yung Choco Pretzels (na may mga American Indian kids sa cover.)rnrngooglicious, last I remember Serg's advertising anything was in 1992. rn
    Sep 25 2010 @ 05:07pm     Reply  
  • chie
    good u didn't forget choco mallows, ricoa (2 variants), and chocnut (should be number 1 though for sheer popularity---everybody becomes a kid again when they eat chocnut). pwede rin siguro add ang fibisco biscuit na choco covered, masarap din hihihi. i miss SERGs!
    Sep 25 2010 @ 03:48pm     Reply  
  • googlicious
    What about Choco Crunchies? rnHow could Sergs have gone out of business???rn
    Sep 25 2010 @ 03:47pm     Reply  
  • Martin Bernardo
    Theo what? at number 1?!? This is an outright lie! Shame on Spot! And shame on Yahoo News Philippines, as well!!!
    Sep 25 2010 @ 12:47pm     Reply  
  • kodigs
    Tama sila. Ang ganda na sana ng Article, nilagay ninyo yung "Theo Philo chocolates" sa #1? Eh ngayon ko nga lang nakita at narinig yan.Sana nilagay nyo somewhere between top 5-10. Kung Chocnut or LA-La nilagay nyo sa top spot agree pa ko.
    Sep 25 2010 @ 09:10am     Reply  
  • Matiisin
    Ang chocnut, paborito ng lahat. Mapamayaman o mahirap. Saan man mapunta ang Pilipino, hinahanap-hanap. So why not, chocnut?
    Sep 25 2010 @ 05:51am     Reply  
  • jojo68
    i agree with pipit,, never heard of this theo philo choco.. trully obvious that it is an advertsement.. chocnut deserves to be on top..
    Sep 25 2010 @ 04:56am     Reply  
  • Pipit
    Theo Philo chocolates at number 1? This is a gross attempt of advertising the product. Clearly, this chocolate is not a part of Filipino's list of well loved chocolates throughout time. It's obvious with the rest of the commenters not knowing the product at all. mahiya ka naman PEP.ph. Sobrang kapal. Just advertise the product straight and don't include it in a list wherein nilagay mo pa as top 1 which clearly is not. Pakapalan ha!
    Sep 25 2010 @ 04:18am     Reply  
  • jiensi siasat
    Bakit walang Alvin's Cocoa? at syempre, ang walang kamtayang lala, football, at chocolate flavored mik mik
    Sep 25 2010 @ 03:57am     Reply  
  • annery10
    onga walang Nips, pero favorite ko talaga sa list ang flat tops at curly tops. nice list Spot, it reminds me of my childhood,
    Sep 25 2010 @ 02:23am     Reply  
  • Hany
    Chocnut should have topped the list. Kaya nga naimbento yung Hany eh dahil sa Chocnut.rnrnAnd yes dapat merong Nips. You wanna see what happens in a bag of Nips, what goes on before they touch my lips, they make a rainbow...
    Sep 25 2010 @ 02:02am     Reply  
  • Irene
    Classic! Masarap din yung Cremo chocolate covered :)
    Sep 25 2010 @ 01:18am     Reply  
  • aaron
    Madaming kulang. Pero kung talagang "Pinoy Chocolates" yung pinag uusapan. Dapat sinama ninyo yung LA-LA. Until now its still being manufactured, packaging lang nag iba.
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:53pm     Reply  
  • Sue
    Hi! if No. 1 Theo Philo Artisan Chocolates is made in Davao, is it also sold in Davao? if yes, can you give me the store name and the address and contact info? this really is a perfect Xmas gift to balikbayans. :)) weeh!
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:47pm     Reply  
  • joey herara
    Hey marie, you forgot na an sama ng luto ko :) hahaha i know what you mean, that guy sucks!
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:37pm     Reply  
  • Marie
    Chocolates are cool but id like to shout out to two of manila's worst chefs: joey hererra and chef kim santos.. although chef kim is kinda cute his jerkiness makes him *gly ;) peace!
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:34pm     Reply  
  • Lala boy
    Nakakamiss ang Lala!Kahit sa palengke meron. Nyahaha! Bakit wala sa top ten? Sarap!
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:33pm     Reply  
  • butterfly_oreo
    i have the impression that these chocolates are supposed to be pinoy favorites, correct? if so, then why is this philo artisan chocolate "the number 1". goodness, i could walk around and ask if pinoys know this choco, and i'm sure, i'll get a flat NO!rnrnthe other chocolates were fine. chocnut would have been number 1. there's also the hany chocolate, i think.
    Sep 24 2010 @ 10:36pm     Reply  
  • beekeeper
    fibisco choco crunchies..wala? yung katulad nito:rnrnhttp://mrsmartinezravesandrants.blogspot.com/2010/09/fibisco-choco-crunchies.html
    Sep 24 2010 @ 10:29pm     Reply  
  • SAGO
    Anong pinoy chocolate ba yung me kasamang x-men card?
    Sep 24 2010 @ 09:27pm     Reply  
  • darkness
    bakit nasali yung theo philo chocolate, hindi naman siya ganun kapopular? or ngayon ko lang naheard? plus puro goya chocolates lang yung pinost...
    Sep 24 2010 @ 09:18pm     Reply  
  • Apple
    Bat walang Big Bang?
    Sep 24 2010 @ 08:57pm     Reply  
  • Hazel
    hell yeah! Goya dark chocolate mints all the way. This is a super cheap treat to fix my cravings..
    Sep 24 2010 @ 08:30pm     Reply  
  • Dette O
    When I was young, probably in the 70s, I used to love the chocolate gold coins from the Philippines. Nothing like the ordinary gold coins that you buy in the supermarkets or stores. They are very chewy when you eat them and not crunchy. The chewiness is the thing that I crave the most. I've been looking for the same texture for years now but it seems that they discontinued making them. I don't know why. I hope you could help me. Where can I find them? A friend told me that I could buy them @ Makati Commercial. Well, I'm going back to the Philippines this coming December 2010 and I will check Makati Commercial. Wish me luck!rnrnI don't even know if those gold coins are Goya products. Hope so.
    Sep 24 2010 @ 08:23pm     Reply  
  • Imbestigador
    Spot.phrnBased on your initial comment, "We looked high and low for Serg's but couldn't find it anywhere. We suspect it's no longer being manufactured," where you used the word "SUSPECT," you did a post publication investigation on Serg's "we have also verified from other chocolate manufacturers that Serg's is no longer around. The numbers indicated in the 88db.com link that you sent are either out of service or are now residential lines. "rnrnGood enough. :-)
    Sep 24 2010 @ 07:57pm     Reply  
  • nunsee
    wala na palang serg's :( sad...rnrnhow about mayfair and chocolate football? :)
    Sep 24 2010 @ 06:05pm     Reply  
  • claudzpoint
    I really love to taste Flat tops when I was a kid... The chocolate was so yummy but i licked out my tongue because of this taste was edible...rnrnThe Choc-Nut, I think that was my dad's fave. candy even each we eat this...rnrnGolden Chips was really yummy because that was using in the cakes designs right? Looks like super...
    Sep 24 2010 @ 04:47pm     Reply  
  • Kristine
    Why is Mayfair not included? I love that 3 flavored/variant chocolate in a pack: orange, crispy and regular chocolate...Also dutch treat...:)
    Sep 24 2010 @ 04:21pm     Reply  
  • dee
    may Mayfair parin 3 yrs ago, ewan ko lang ngaun. pinkafav ko ung orange flavor choc, kesa sa red (pure choc), and blue (pinipig). At mura lang sya.rnrni miss Serg's choc din
    Sep 24 2010 @ 04:15pm     Reply  
  • anonymous
    You know, somehow putting the words "unassuming" and "gourmet chocolate" together sounds so incongruous. And hey, lots of Goya here.
    Sep 24 2010 @ 04:13pm     Reply  
  • jd
    May curly tops!rnrnWalang lala? :o
    Sep 24 2010 @ 03:58pm     Reply  
  • jujueyeballs
    May chocolates din dati na orange-choco yung flavor tapos may animal prints sa harap.rnrnMayfair yata ang tatak. Meron pa ba nun?
    Sep 24 2010 @ 03:40pm     Reply  
  • len
    wow iba na pala yung curly tops ngayon. i remember before each piece had some sort of a lalagyan that and you can still feel the shape at the sides. yung parang maliliit na zigzag haha
    Sep 24 2010 @ 03:15pm     Reply  
  • Spot.ph
    Thanks, sallystitch! To Imbestigador, we have also verified from other chocolate manufacturers that Serg's is no longer around. The numbers indicated in the 88db.com link that you sent are either out of service or are now residential lines. rnrnThanks for reading Spot.ph! rnrn
    Sep 24 2010 @ 03:07pm     Reply  
  • sallystitch
    hi guys,rnrnala na ung sergs factory sa cainta. matagal ng foreclosed. it was badly hit nung ondoy. lagpas tao ung baha... :(
    Sep 24 2010 @ 02:33pm     Reply  
  • missmonday
    bakit walang chocobot? yung chocolate na yung cover eh may robot? tsaka wala din yung lala? i think mas pinoy yun.
    Sep 24 2010 @ 02:00pm     Reply  
  • Helga
    Rolling Stones! Lala! Kakamiss din!
    Sep 24 2010 @ 01:45pm     Reply  
  • chocoholic
    Big Bang and Rolling Stones (local version of Maltesers) were also good. Wala na yatang Rolling Stones ngayon :(
    Sep 24 2010 @ 01:10pm     Reply  
  • mary_ann_lei
    Kaloka ang presyo!!! P95 per bar??? Ginto!
    Sep 24 2010 @ 12:35pm     Reply  
  • Antimony
    Serg's and Manor House....
    Sep 24 2010 @ 12:07pm     Reply  
  • flip
    nasan ang SERGs?...rnrnSERGs ikaw pa rin...pati Serg's egg.rnrnPuro goya naman ito. Paid article ba ito ng Goya/Nestle?
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:36am     Reply  
  • Gervie
    Serg's & Nips! my tatay's usual pasalubong when I was a kid. I'd like to try the Theo Philo chocolate because it's new to me..
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:32am     Reply  
  • LALALALABS
    No Lala???
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:24am     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Hi, Tsokolate,rnrnEchostore is at Serendra and the Podium Mall:rnrnSerendra Piazza, Mckinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 901-3485 (Market! Market! side)rnrnG/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center Pasig City. Tel. No. 470-2688rnrnThanks,rnSPOT.phrn
    Sep 24 2010 @ 11:00am     Reply  
  • Tsokolate
    Where can I buy Theo Philo Artisan? Are they available in the supermarket or convenience stores? Where is Echostore? I'm from Pampanga and I want to try them. Thanks Spot.Ph! :')
    Sep 24 2010 @ 10:50am     Reply  
  • Imbestigador
    Did you verify this info that Serg's is still in business?rnAddress: Km. 17 Ortigas Ave. Ext. Cainta, rn1900 Rizal rnTel nos.: (632) 656-6842 to 45, (632) 655-0154 rnFax no.: (632) 655-0148 rnE-mail: [email protected] rnProducts: chocolate candy, wafer and cocoa butter rnContact: Mr. Emmanuel A. Monroy
    Sep 24 2010 @ 10:45am     Reply  
  • Imbestigador
    Did this come up during your search? http://ph.88db.com/Food-and-Beverage/Desserts-Cake-shops/ad-174127/rn And the result?
    Sep 24 2010 @ 10:40am     Reply  
  • Spot.ph

    Hi Helga,


    We looked high and low for Serg's but couldn't find it anywhere. We suspect it's no longer being manufactured. Let us know if you find out otherwise. Thanks!


    Spot.ph

    Sep 24 2010 @ 10:16am     Reply  
  • Helga
    Masarap din dati yung Serg's. Meron pa ba nun?
    Sep 24 2010 @ 09:32am     Reply  
  • Paula
    Nips is bland after you've tasted M&Ms. But puwede na ring pagtiyagaan kasi mura.
    Sep 24 2010 @ 08:54am     Reply  
  • I hate Mariel Padilla
    Natikman ko na lahat halos.May isang hindi, yung number one. Theo Philo Artisan Chocolates,makabili nga mamaya.rnAng local chocolates pwd din lumaban sa mga imported pero masarap pa rin talaga ang Toblerone hahaha.
    Sep 24 2010 @ 08:49am     Reply  
  • LGDUA
    All goya chocolates are great!!! Nung bata ako favorite ko ang commercial nila, "Goya fun factory" sabay dip ng finger sa imaginary chocolate lake and then lick it. My fave sa goya now is their raisins and nuts!!! rnrnFlat tops and curly tops. Best pasalubong ever! What about nips? Diba, staple din ito sa kids then and even now?rnrnChoc nut bagay sa coffee. U can eat it separately or dip it in coffee or mix it with coffee. Same heavenly taste. rnrnFlat tops and super hot green tea best panghimagas ever. Better than cake and coffee. yummmmmy...!
    Sep 24 2010 @ 08:48am     Reply  
  • Mina
    yum! all time fave ko ang cloud 9.rnrn
    Sep 24 2010 @ 08:44am     Reply  
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