October 02, 2020

5 Filipino Brands Won Stars at UK’s Great Taste Awards 2020

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  • Through the years, the Philippines has gotten more and more competitive when it comes to producing local and quality goods. Several local products have been making names outside the country and just this year, five local brands from the country won stars at UK’s Great Taste Awards!

    Auro Chocolate

    One of the country’s top local chocolate brands, Auro Chocolate is known for producing chocolates made of beans directly sourced from Mindanao. The brand has won several awards throughout the years. This year is even more exciting for the brand as they bagged seven international awards!

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    ***BREAKING NEWS: WE JUST WON 7 NEW INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 🇵🇭🏆🎉*** . We are excited to share that we’re taking home another set of awards for our beloved Philippines 🇵🇭 from the prestigious Great Taste awards held in the UK! . ⭐️⭐️ – 85% Mana Dark ⭐️ – 42% Milk ⭐️ – 55% Dark ⭐️ – 55% Dark w/ Arabica ⭐️ – 77% Dark ⭐️ – 85% Regalo Dark ⭐️ – Peanut Hot Chocolate . We would like to thank everyone for your continued support; we are forever humbled by it. We vow to keep learning and moving forward, aiming to represent our country, culture and our people in the best possible way we can! . Mabuhay ang Pilipinas at kayong lahat! 🇵🇭🍫💪🏾 . #aurochocolate #auro #chocolate #singleorigin #greattaste2020 #philippines #filipino #pinoy #beantobar #treetobar #greattasteawards #greattaste #philippinechocolate #philippinechocolatemakers #philippinechocolatier

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    The Great Taste Awards is judged using a 3-star system and Auro’s 85% Mana Single-Estate Dark Chocolate bar got a 2 out of 3 stars. Meanwhile, six other products were awarded one-star such as 85% Regalo Single-Varietal Dark Chocolate, 77% Dark Chocolate, 55% Dark Chocolate, 42% Milk Chocolate, and Peanut Hot Chocolate.

    Also read: Auro Chocolate PH Wins Top 20 Best Cacao Beans in the World

    Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates

    Another local chocolatier, Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates bagged a one-star for four of their products this year. Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates is the first bean-to-bar single-origin chocolates in the Philippines.

    This artisan chocolate brand honors high-quality local ingredients such as the cacao beans of Davao and the world-renowned sugar of Bacolod. They make bean-to-bar chocolates from pure cocoa butter and real chocolates.

    Among the products that were awarded the one-star are all under the dark chocolate category: 70% Dark Hot Chocolate, 90% Dark Chocolate, 60& Dark Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Mint.

    Rosario’s Delicacies

    Apart from chocolates, several delicacies also made its way to the Great Taste Awards. Rosario’s Delicacies, a Davao-based product, earned a one-star for their “tableya”. 

    IMAGE / Rosario’s Delicacies’ Facebook Page

    Mount Mayon

    Among the local Filipino products that won at this year’s Great Taste Awards, Mount Mayon was the only brand that garnered three-stars for their products.

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    “This is incredible! Just the right amount of EVERYTHING! … Truly delicious. Exquisite and so very clever.” Judges comments this year at the @guildoffinefood Great Taste Awards ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Love our Mount Mayon Pili Nuts? We present all the greatness of our Premium Pili Nuts in a jar! More delicious and scrumptious than ever and it just won 3 out of 3 stars ⭐⭐️⭐️ Coming soon! #sneakpeek #greattasteawards2020 #spreadingthepililove #pilicious #mountmayonpilinuts #pilinuts #bestpilinuts #nutbutter #gourmetsnack #fitfoods #eatfatlosefat #supernut #premium #bestnut #bestnutsever #nutrition #superfood #eatwell #livewell #glutenfree #gf #vegan #paleo #plantbased #eatrealfood #poweredbyplants #workoutfuel #foodismedicine

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    The brand got three-stars for its pili-nut products such as the Himalayan Pink Salt and Natural Nut Butter. Meanwhile, their Ecuadorian Cacao and Tiramisu pili nuts garnered two stars.

    Super Scoops

    The Super Food Grocer’s premium vegan ice cream called “Super Scoops” also bagged one-star for their Super Scoops Dairy-Free in Coffee Cashew Crumble and Choco Brownie Madness.

    The Super Food Grocer’s Website

    Super Scoops’ vegan ice creams are 100% plant-based ingredients and are zero cholesterol too. They are made with premium natural ingredients with low glycemic coconut sugar. Plus, the brand also supports local coconut farmers in the country!

    Have you tried these award-winning local goodies? Let us know your thoughts below!

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