10 Chocolate-Covered Things That Make Life Better
There's nothing more stylish than a coat of chocolate.
(SPOT.ph) Chocolate is as timeless as a white shirt and a pair of blue jeans. An example of its glorious power? Just notice how a simple peanut can be made infinitely more addictive with the right coat of chocolate. Now that is a great accessory.
Trust us. We've eaten a lot of chocolate. When it comes to food, chocolate is definitely the best style investment. We can prove it in 10 ways, too.
The Bunny Baker Cafe's C4 (P175)
You'd never expect to find some serious sin in this pink bunny hole, but you'll find two, in fact. Choose from either the sweet and salty champoy chicken skin or the starter-slash-dessert C4. The latter features several curls of chicken skin coated in chocolate, then spiced up with some cracked black pepper.
The Bunny Baker Cafe is at 301 Hemady Square, Doña Hemady Street corner E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City. Read more about The Bunny Baker Cafe.
Choco Chicharon (P185) from Gino's Brick Oven Pizza
Forget dipping your favorite pulutan into vinegar. Turn the usual sharp tart accompaniment into something rich and heavy instead. Gino's Brick Oven Pizza folds crispy and fresh pork rinds into dark chocolate. This sweet, savory, and decadent creation isn't for everyone, but it's always worth a try.
Click here for a list of Gino's Brick Oven Pizza branches.
Churreria La Lola's Chocochurros (P195 to P495)
Why are you still dipping your freshly fried churros into the dark chocolate dip? Churreria La Lola offers a version of their signature donuts already coated in that best-selling chocolate sauce. Yes, it's messy. Yes, it's sticky. But the chocolate is spread evenly and deliciously. You know what, we won't judge you if you still get dip to double the chocolate goodness. The Chocochurros also come in white chocolate.
Spud Buds' Chocolate-Coated Potato Chips (P180 to P300)
These chocolatey chips are easier on the wallet and just as rewarding. The ridged potatoes are cut slightly thicker than your average chip, making the potato still relevant underneath the chocolate. It comes in dark, milk, and white chocolate variants.
Spud Buds is available at Best Food Forward, C78 Estrella Street, Makati City and www.speedregalo.com.ph. Read more about Spud Buds.
Bread and Botany's Chocolate Ice Cream (P150)
We all know that Bread and Botany makes a homemade version of McDonald's most popular breakfast sandwich, but there are more fast-food-inspired items on the menu, including the soft-serve ice cream. It's coated with chocolate, resembling that "magic shell" that cracks open to reveal the silky ice cream underneath.
Bread and Botany is at The Prime Building, 115 Aguirre Avenue, Parañaque City. Read more about Bread and Botany.
Theo + Philo's Chocolate Mangoes (P450)
Philo Chua is no stranger to marrying chocolate with mangoes. You might remember that one of his first products when he opened in 2010 is the now cult favorite Dark Chocolate with Green Mango. He takes his support for local products further with his latest creation—the country's famous dried mangoes dipped in luxurious local dark chocolate. You can even triple your Pinoy pride because there's a version that comes with toasted coconut.
Magnum Chocolate Bars (P100/custom Magnum)
Who can forget about that smooth, crackling Belgian chocolate enrobing velvety rich ice cream? Remember to maximize the three toppings you're allowed to flourish your make-your-own Magnum. You need a little crunch to make the chocolate flavor stand out more.
Magnum Manila is at North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Magnum bars are available at major grocery and convenience stores. Read more about Magnum Manila.
Cocoa Monster's Chocolate Banana Chips (P150)
Cocoa Monster is notorious for dressing nearly everything in chocolate—from polvoron to nuts to mangoes. This time, they're beefing up banana chips with their chocolatey fashions. The slightly one-note (though still delicious) banana chips get an indulgent upgrade that complements its sweet and starchy flavor.
For orders, visit Cocoa Monster's official Facebook page.
Aristocrat's Torta delos Reyes (P160 to P690)
Think five delicious crisp layers of wafer and cream. Okay, now imagine that buttery, white chocolate-filled stack of sansrival doused with sinful dark chocolate. This is the kind of stuff that visits our dessert dreams. The Torta delos Reyes is classic stuff from a classic restaurant and its lasting effect on our palates has always left us craving.
Click here for a list of Arisocrat Bakeshop branches.
Salt Bakery's Garth Vader (P125 to P1,100)
Cakes enveloped in ganache are a dime a dozen, but this is a peanut butter cake donning a sleek garb of dark chocolate. That changes the game. The cake itself is a spectacle of peanut butter crunch and cream, giving you a yummy contrast of textures in every bite. The ganache is a gorgeous extra that makes something good great. This is a cake that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age.
Salt Bakery is at 325 F.B. Dela Rosa Street corner Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Read more about Salt Bakery.