Chocolate has been known to Filipinos' since the arrival of Spaniards. They brought cacao tree that time and taught local Filipino to cultivate and make it a chocolate.

In Batangas, where cacao tree is also cultivated, we also drink tsokolate. Aside from kapeng barako, this is an alternative for those serious drinkers. I remember before, we used to buy tabliya (chocolate made of cacao) in the market and use it for our tsokolate. Sometimes, we use tabliya for our delicious champorado.


  1. Anonymous  

    August 8, 2009 at 3:00 AM

    Brod may alam kabang manning agency sa singapore that i can apply for direct basis?

  2. Annie  

    March 1, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    we bpught a lot of Tablea tsokolate when we just got in Batangas City. i remember when i was a little kid they use this as the chocolate flavor rather than powdered cocoa that can be bought on market.. i love the scent and the bitterness taste of this! perfect at the morning and served hot!

  3. Anonymous  

    April 22, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    sarap nyan papakin....kahit amusin na pagkatapos kainin pagkasarap nman..

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