Sunday, April 22, 2007

must try: chocolate de batirol

Location: Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Getting there: The best way to get there is to simply hire taxi cab to take you. From Session Road, it will cost you about P50. Make sure that you get there before dark because when we went there around 730 in the evening, it was already closed.

One of the things I always look forward to when going to Baguio is having batirol in Camp John Hay. With the cool weather, the hot choco is twice as good!

The Chocolate de Batirol establishment is decorated with plants and flowers and use varnished wood parts for furniture, while the floor is littered with pebbles and small slabs of stone. The place is quite comfortable and homey, like being in your own garden.

The batirol is actually the clay mug where the chocolate is cooked. The chocolate mixture is composed of cocoa and peanut oil, thus a wooden whisk is used to emulsify the two together. Once mixed well and warm, they pour it in a white ceramic mug and served to the guests.

The last time we were there, they already have variations on the flavor, like Kahlua, Strawberry and Cinnamon. I ordered the original flavor because I could have flavored coffee anywhere, but not Baguio’s chocolate batirol. Prices range from P70 to P90.
You could also bring home your own chocolate de batirol. One jar of uncooked batirol costs P350 and comes with a free wooden whisk. I would say this would make a great gift to chocolate drinkers.

So when in Baguio, make sure to have a cup in Chocolate de Batirol. It’s like having a sip of gooey happiness in a mug!


Anonymous said...

Choco-late de Batirol-Serendra (the Fort Global City) is NOW OPEN...

manlalakbay-tao said...

that's so cool! at least di na kailangang pumunta ng baguio para ma-enjoy. hehe!

puwede kaya mag-franchise dito sa davao. hehe!