Tag Archives: chocolate

Photo of the Day: Chocolate-coated Strawberry

On top of being called as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio is known for a lot things — pine trees, fog, Good Shepherd halaya and, of course, strawberry. For those who have traveled to Baguio a couple of times, however, the sight of strawberries has become a common sight, so much so that these all-year-round fruits are hardly given a second glance. But what happens if strawberries are given a new twist, as deliciously shown by the gorgeous photo of Ces Hernandez (ig_undersij)? We have to take a second look. And a second bite of the chocolate-coated strawberry by Cafe by the Ruins. Here’s the photo (click to enlarge): Continue reading Photo of the Day: Chocolate-coated Strawberry

Dessert Heaven at Purple Oven

We don’t love dessert. Really, even if you torture us with more chocolate cakes, we’re going to stand by our words — we don’t like dessert. This mantra, we tell ourselves almost every chance we get. We have to convince ourselves that we don’t like dessert. Diabetes has made sure we mend our ways and steer away from dessert. But how can we resist going into, and running around the goodies, at the Purple Oven? Continue reading Dessert Heaven at Purple Oven

Choco-Late de Batirol at Camp John Hay (Baguio City)

Camp John Hay. One of the few hold-outs that retains the look, feel and smell of the old Baguio. Filled with healthy pine trees. Refreshingly quiet, complete with its pine-scented, fresh air. Hidden in one corner is the Choco-Late de Batirol. There’s really more to Baguio than, say, its Panagbenga Festival. Continue reading Choco-Late de Batirol at Camp John Hay (Baguio City)

Sweet Tooth Heaven at Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe

“What started off as a family pastime for a mother and daughter tandem has now developed into a full fledged bakery café business with the aim of satisfying our customers’ cravings for traditional home cooked meals and fresh out of the oven pastries and baked goodies. Prepared with only the freshest ingredients and no preservatives, much care is taken in order to make sure that every dish that comes out of our kitchen stimulates your palate and leaves you with a sense of comfort and satisfaction only good food can provide.” Continue reading Sweet Tooth Heaven at Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe

When Ricoa Curly Tops Chocolate was Curly

This article is not about some Swiss or foreign chocolate. This is not about the newly-launched premium Belgian chocolate-covered ice cream bar, Magnum. In fact, this is not simply about chocolate. This blog post concerns one of the most important questions in life — why is Ricoa Curly Tops flat? There are only two possibilities if you can relate to this question. Continue reading When Ricoa Curly Tops Chocolate was Curly

Cupcakes by Sonja (Serendra, Bonifacio High Street)

What’s so special about cupcakes? A store could sell a single food product like doughnut. But a cupcake is not a donut. Cupcakes are common and cheap, you could buy mass-produced items in a grocery. A cupcake store is simply not commercially viable — especially if you want to open the store at the  high end part of town. The rent alone would toast the finances of any brave soul who’d decide to sell cupcakes, and cupcakes alone. Continue reading Cupcakes by Sonja (Serendra, Bonifacio High Street)