(SPOT.ph) Christmas is just around the corner, which means the air is already extra frosty. If there’s one thing we’re all cravings, it’s a great cup of hot chocolate, sure to take us back to our carefree childhood. But, not all cups of hot chocolate are created equal—in fact, there are different variations of the drink. For this list, we focused on the
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10. Tsokolate from The Chocolate Kiss Café (P100)
With a name that includes “chocolate,” checking out The Chocolate Kiss Café’s Tsokolate seemed like a must. Their version is not as thick as you’d expect from your typical
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9. Tsokolate ni Elias from Crisostomo (P95)
An order of Tsokolate ni Elias will get you a pretty tall glass of warm chocolate drink, which is more than enough bang for your buck. While not incredibly thick, it is rich enough to be soothing. Crisostomo’s version is also on the sweet, milky side with barely any dark notes you’d expect from
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8. Spanish-Style Chocolate from Café Via Mare (P85)
Café Via Mare’s Spanish-Style Chocolate comes with sugar and milk on the
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7. Traditional Chocolate from Café Mary Grace (P157)*
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6. Sancho’s Chocolate from Dulcinea (P115)
Dulcinea is known for their highly addictive churros con chocolate, so we figured that their chocolate drink should be top-notch, too, and they did not disappoint. Sancho’s Chocolate has the perfect balance of bitter and sweet with fruity-like notes of real dark chocolate. While not incredibly thick, it’s rich and milky enough—in fact, some may find it a little too milky. You may also find that this gets a bit too sweet after a while, but you can see it as an excuse to order churros for dipping.
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5. Hot Tsokolate from Manam (P90)
One of the highlights of Manam’s new breakfast menu is their Hot Tsokolate which gets everything just right. It’s creamy and rich, but not too thick with the right balance between the bitter-dark and sweet notes. There’s also a hint of malt, too, like a traditional
See a list of Manam branches. Manam Café is at 3/F SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City.
4. Tsokolate Ah Batirol from Tsoko.Nut Batirol (P88/regular, P98/large)
At Tsoko.Nut Batirol, they make
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3. Taza de Xocolat from Xocolat (P175)
Xocolat knows never to skimp on the good stuff—chocolate—and the same holds true for their Taza de Xocolat. This drink is one of the thickest of the bunch, viscous enough to be drunk by the spoonful. It’s extremely creamy, too, with the froth on top adding even more indulgence to each sip. This cup of chocolate leans more towards sweet than bitter but it never gets saccharine. Plus, it comes with two huge marshmallows and sugar cookies on the side. What’s not to love?
Xocolat is at 172 B. Gonzales Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City; and G/F, Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan City.
2. Chocolate Eh! from Café Adriatico (P99)
As one of the oldest restaurants in Metro Manila, we expected nothing less but the best from Café Adriatico. Their Chocolate Eh! is perhaps the dictionary-definition of a
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1. San Gines from La Creperie (P125)
La Creperie’s Spanish-style chocolate, after further research, is named after Madrid’s oldest
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*Update: The price of the Traditional Chocolate from Café Mary Grace has been edited.