Dalareich Chocolate House

(Tagbilaran City, Bohol) The Philippines is slowly making its mark as a chocolate producer thanks to inspiring entrepreneurs pushing for a thriving chocolate industry.

Dalareich Chocolate House
Dalareich Chocolate House

While some of the award-winning chocolates like Malagos Chocolates and Theo & Philo get their source in Davao, there’s one island slowly etching its name in the local chocolate-making scene.


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Dalareich Polot sharing her inspiring journey
Dalareich Polot sharing her inspiring journey

For Dalareich Polot, a millennial-chocolatier in Bohol, where else can chocolate be discovered than in the land of the Chocolate Hills?

Products displayed at Dalareich Chocolate House in Tagbilaran City
Products displayed at Dalareich Chocolate House in Tagbilaran City

Her brainchild Dalareich Chocolate House (website), the first chocolate factory in Tagbilaran, houses tableas and bean-to-bar chocolates sourced from local small and backyard farmers within the island.

Cacao from Bohol
Cacao from Bohol

Consisting of chocolate products from their family business Dalareich Food Products and her own chocolate line Ginto Luxury Chocolates, the factory welcomes guests and tourists who would want to know the roots of Bohol’s cacao history.

Humble beginnings

This young girl has gone a long way before being dubbed as Bohol’s chocolate princess.

Tableya from Bohol
Tableya from Bohol

Their family business started humbly with her grandmother was selling tableas to her patrons, which was inherited by her mother Elsa.

World Class Chocolate made from localy sourced Cacao
World Class Chocolate made from localy sourced Cacao

Since then, Elsa, then a street cleaner, and her husband Ricardo, former tricycle driver, both tried to make ends meet with their part-time business.

Export Quality Chocolate Products from Dalareich Chocolate House in Tagbilaran Bohol
Export Quality Chocolate Products from Dalareich Chocolate House in Tagbilaran Bohol

A graduate of Computer Engineering, Dalareich helped her parents innovate their products and market it to local merchants.

Local Bohol Delicacies
Local Bohol Delicacies

But her vision for their family business did not stop there. She was given opportunities of scholarships in and out of the country. Her biggest break as a chocolate-maker came when she was granted a scholarship in Belgium where she learned how to make bean-to-bar chocolates from top chocolate-makers in the world.

When she came back to the country, Dalareich launched her own chocolate line—Ginto Luxury Chocolates, which has already been showcased in international chocolate exhibits, along with other local brands.

Hot Chocolate made from localy produced Tablea
Hot Chocolate made from localy produced Tablea

Ginto Luxury Chocolates are distributed in leading five-star hotels in Bohol, high-end restaurants and airports in the country.

While etching the country’s name in the world’s chocolate map, Dalareich also helps in uplifting the lives of local cacao farmers in Bohol. Dalareich Food Products employs housewives and part-time high school students. The entrepreneur has also launched her Adopt-a-Cacao tree advocacy campaign to preserve the cacao farming in the area.

During our visit, we sampled some of their chocolate products
During our visit, we sampled some of their chocolate products

Here’s our pick of chocolate products you need to check out when you visit Dalareich Chocolate House:

ORO Single Origin Chocolate Bars

Under Ginto Luxury Chocolates, these bars spell luxury and elegance. This bar is 75 percent dark chocolate is a mixture of robust and smooth taste. It comes in four flavors—plain, mint, chili, and coconut.

Bohol Dried Mango coated with dark chocolate

Dark Chocolate Coated Bohol Dried Pineapple
Dark Chocolate Coated Bohol Dried Pineapple

Who says dried mangoes and chocolates do not work together? This combination is proved tasty with as Dalareich’s Chocolate House married the sweet to sour taste of mango and the bitterness of single origin dark chocolate. Dark chocolate with dried pineapple with

Unsweetened Chocolate Tablea

Dalareich Tableya Native Chocolate Solids
Dalareich Tableya Native Chocolate Solids

You will want to keep a stock of these little chocolate tablets during the rainy days for your favorite chocolate drink or even chocolate porridge.

Box Chocolate Pralines

If you want a luxury treat, surprise your loved one with a box of 12 assorted chocolate pralines. With fillings of wine, honey, and many others, this is a perfect give for special occasion like Valentines.

Pure Tablea Chocolate
Pure Tablea Chocolate

How to book a tour

Dalareich Chocolate House is located at 0091J 6300, Bukid Dr, Dakabayan in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. To book a factory tour, check out www.dalareichchocolatehouse.com.

Dalareich Tableya
Dalareich Tableya
Bloggers at Dalareich Chocolate House
Bloggers at Dalareich Chocolate House

How to get there

Aircraft with AirAsia All Star Livery in Tagbilaran Bohol
Aircraft with AirAsia All Star Livery in Tagbilaran Bohol

AirAsia offers daily flights from Manila to Tagbilaran City in Bohol.

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