Filipino Chocolate Brands Win Big in 2019 International Chocolate Awards

Proudly Pinoy Chocolate brands have swept multiple awards in the Asia-Pacific leg of the 2019 International Chocolate Awards, one of the most prestigious Fine Chocolate Making Competitions in the world!

Among these brands is newly-established Auro Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate company that sustainably sources their cocoa beans directly from local farming communities in Davao, which bagged five awards in different categories—two of which they were hailed as the sole winner.


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Auro Chocolate’s full list of awards is as follows:

Plain/Origin Dark Chocolate

  • Silver: 70% Dark Chocolate Tupi
  • Bronze: 70% Dark Chocolate Paquibato

Plain/Origin White

  • Silver: 32% White Chocolate

White Chocolate Bars with inclusions or pieces

  • Silver: 32% Moringa White Chocolate with Pinipig

Dark Chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelee

  • Silver: Dalandan Tarragon

Prior to this competition, Auro Chocolate has also gained international recognition for winning big in the 2018 Academy of Chocolate Awards.


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Other local brands Theo and Philo Chocolate and Malagos Chocolate likewise reaped awards in this competition, earning two and seven medals respectively in the following categories:

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

  • Bronze: Theo and Philo Chocolate – 65% Dark Chocolate w/ Black Sesame & Nut

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

  • Silver: Theo and Philo Chocolate – Milk Chocolate Adobo

(ALSO READ: This Filipino Farmer is Named One of the Best Chocolate Producers)

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

  • Silver: Malagos Chocolate – Malagos 72% Dark Chocolate

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

  • Silver: Malagos Chocolate – Rum Truffle
    Silver: Malagos Chocolate – Whiskey Truffle

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

  • Silver: Malagos Chocolate – Salted Caramel Truffle

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

  • Silver: Malagos Chocolate – Dried Guyabano Dark Chocolate Coated

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

  • Special – Local ingredients: Malagos Chocolate – Dried Guyabano Dark Chocolate Coated

National Award for Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

  • Gold – Philippines: Malagos Chocolate – Malagos 72% Dark Chocolate

Congratulations to the winners!

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