Sinfully delicious, chocolate is indeed the perfect food and there is no time like the present for fervent fans to make indulgence the norm.
Chicago Popcorn Shops chocolate almond cashew crisp, 3/F, Greenbelt 3, 550.2599; Aleth’s Kitchen chocolate-dipped terra chips with pink sea salt and pink peppercorn, 851.0204; Sebastian’s Ice Cream chocapocalypse ice cream pizza, Podium Mall, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 0927.453.7426.
Left: Earl Grey chocolate tea; assorted tea-infused chocolate bars; and chocolate Earl Grey macarons, TWG Tea, Greenbelt 5, 720.8667; Right: The Noodle Bakes Chaz red velvet cake, 0920.920.7268.
We applaud imagination, but sometimes the charms of chocolate are best enjoyed in our classic favorites.
From top: Homemade by Roshan double chocolate walnut biscotti, homemadebyroshan.com, 631.7786; Gourmet Finds Valrhona chocolate chip walnut cookies, 0921.762.2240; Vikitchen Manila deep dark chocolate brownies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0917.812.5886; Casa San Luis molten chocolate cake with dulce de leche, 0916.644.8522.
A SLICE OF HEAVEN
Be transported to culinary nirvana with a tempting slice of melt-in-your mouth chocolate confectionary.
Clockwise, from top right: Karen’s Kitchen chocolate Xanadu, Petron Dasmariñas Village, EDSA corner Pasay Road, Makati, 555.0555, 09175273671; Kitchen’s Best Home Patisserie plaisir, G/F McKinley Park Residences, 3rd Avenue corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, 478.4870; My Kitchen by Chef Chris triple chocolate cake with orange rind by Kristine Lou Baltazar, 521.2371; The Fruit Garden fruit jam-filled chocolate pralines, 0920.945.3565; Namee Jorolan batirol tart; Adam’s Seriously Good Ice Cream chocolate flame ice cream, 0917.898.2826; adamsicecream.com.
RAISE THE BAR
Even small portions of these confections are enough for a satisfying chocolate fix.
Left: AK Bistro chocolate lava cake, One Rockwell; Pinkerton white chocolate black truffle ice cream, 0917.361.1329. Right: Villa del Conte cioccolato sublime assorted milk and dark chocolate praline balls, sticks, and premium filled domes and “Thanks” chocolate bars, villadelcontecioccolato.com
Wildflour Café + Bakery chocolate and salted caramel pot de crème, 4th Avenue corner 26th Street Bonifacio Global City, 856.7600.