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BREAKING NEWS ~ MALAGOS CHOCOLATE WINS BRONZE IN LONDON COMPETITION!

Posted on April 29, 2015

We are VERY PROUD to announce to that our Malagos 100% Pure Unsweetened Chocolate won Bronze in the Best Unflavored Drinking Chocolate category at the Academy of Chocolate competition in London.  As far as we know, this is a first for the Philippines! Mabuhay!  

This goes to show that our *base chocolate (100% cocoa liquor) can compete side by side with other chocolates around the world.  *Base for the 65% Dark Chocolate.  Further, this recognition validates the quality of beans & chocolates that we have been producing the past two years.

The awarding ceremonies  was  hosted by Nigel Barden at a party at Fortnum & Mason in London last Thursday 23rd April. 

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Malagos Chocolate included in Chef Gene's Gastronomic Predictions for 2014!

Posted on March 10, 2014

Celebrity Chef and columnist Gene Gonzales includes Malagos Chocolate in his Gastronomic Predictions for 2014! Thank you Chef Gene for supporting your local farmers from Davao City.

"1. Pinoy Artisanal Chocolate – Since we belong to the Cacao belt, it is only logical that we follow suit with the Malaysian and Indonesian experience and we process our own chocolate rather than sell it as raw beans. We are rediscovering treasured ancient varieties brought by the Spanish planting better tasting hybrid and shunning high production, low quality strains introduced two decades ago. First movers that are now in this field are Rex Puentespina (Malagos)..."

 Read more here http://www.mb.com.ph/gastronomic-predictions-for-2014/

 

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Celebrity Chef and Food Columnist Gene Gonzales includes Malagos Chocolate in the list of "BEST for 2013"!

Posted on January 06, 2014

Thank you Celebrity Chef Gene Gonzales! 

Read the "Best for 2013" - complete article here  http://www.mb.com.ph/best-for-2013/  

Passion is what made cuisine his life. Celebrated Chef Gene Gonzalez, a multi-awarded author of cookbooks and owner of successful restaurants like Café Ysabel and Gino’s Fine Dining, is the president of the culinary school, Center for Asian Culinary Studies (CACS ). Source: http://cacschef.com/CACSwp/about/chef-gene-gonzalez/

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An Afternoon With An Icon

Posted on June 24, 2013
By Lany Dela Cruz
Blogger / Writer 

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned my excitement to be granted a sit-down interview with one of Davao City's icons. She was responsible for bringing home the "Waling-waling" and making it synonymous to Davao. Last February, she was named one of GoNegosyo's 13 Filipina Entrepreneurs of 2013.  Know more of this inspiring lady who seems to have a Mida’s touch, founder of the Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plants, Inc. and the Waling-waling lady herself – Charita P. Puentespina.

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Rex Puentespina, the aspiring chocolate maker...

Posted on April 04, 2013
"World class gourmet chocolate: made in the Philippines"

By Chef Gene Gonzales
Lifestyle Section of Manila Bulletin
April 4, 2013

"...To us who have sampled the precious prototype, we have tasted a bar that can stand side by side with the Single Origin names of Val Rhona and Callebaut. If there is an American chef chocolate called Scharffen Berger from California, then perhaps, there will be a Filipino Chef’s chocolate from Malagos...."

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Artisan Chocolate in the Philippines

Posted on November 17, 2012

By Heny Sison (owns and teaches at the Heny Sison Culinary School.  For inquiries, please call (02) 4127792 / 7265316).  Article appeared in the F & B Magazine October Edition.

"Although hard to come by, I was fortunate enough to come across the chocolate tablet produced by Rex Puentespina of Malagos Farm, with their farms based in Davao.  I found their cocoa to be of a quality that makes for a smoother texture---valuable to making excellent cakes and pastries..."

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