Chocolate Lover: The Best Baking Supplier in the Metro
Many of my friends and family members knew that I love cooking very much. Though I am a main course guy, I also loved making desserts.
Way back, when I am still working in this BPO company at Cybergate 3 in Mandaluyong, I can always see this castle from the MRT view and am really curious about it. When I checked the internet, it was the Chocolate Lover office where you can buy different baking products.
When I went there in 2010, I got astonished with the products they are catering. You can buy 1 kilo of chocolate bar for only P100+ and other other baking products like chocolate molds, confectioners and many more. This place is like a heaven for me.
The Place and Schedules
There were actually two stores of Chocolate Lover, the main was in Cubao and the other one was in Kintalad, Quezon Avenue. I went to the Cubao branch last January 24.
The Cubao Branch stands in 45 P.Tuazon Blvd. corner, C. Benites St. Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. When you are in the MRT Cubao station, facing the Taft way, go down to your right (Edsa-Arayat). You can ride the orange tricycle (BAPTODA) and just say to the driver to drop you off the Chocolate Lovers. The fare is only P18.00.
The branch is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every Sunday 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.
The Chocolate Lover in Cubao QC, Phto credit to their Facebook Fanpage
The Cubao branch is awesome, I love the interiors and other designs of the place. As I mentioned earlier, you can see the view while riding the MRT and it’s really attractive. One of the craziest thing that came into my mind is that the castle itself is edible.
The Chocolates from 1/2 kilo to 1 kilo, pictures were taken before they notify us
Other awesome products like nips-like candies, chocolate balls and jelly beans were also available
Upon entering the branch you can smell the aroma of chocolate that will really keep you relaxed. In terms of organizing the products, I can say that it’s fair enough. But, I would like to suggest to them that they should compile the consumable products to the tools and other non-consumables. I am trying to look for the heart-shaped packaging materials as it was not in the stall of the same kind and to found out that it was in the chocolate section.
You are not allowed to take pictures. But, I already took many pictures before someone notified me. Then I stopped and apologized. But, I will still use the pictures I took from my friend’s phone. I even talked to many people regarding taking pictures as I will review their store, but there were no supervisor or officer in charge to decide upon the matter and Miss Mae said that I should submit letter to the owner for approval.
The Employees, Products and Prices
The employees were approachable and I found them kind. They are willing to answer your questions and based on my point of view, most of them undergo training about baking so they can answer queries. Every Sunday, the employees told me that there were no owner or supervisors in the store. Only the stay-in personnel. So, if you have a business deal, make sure you will go on weekdays.
If I will give them a grade in terms of training employees, I will give them 95% and a standing ovation as I am really satisfied with the employee’s skills (Hindi pa sila kumpleto niyan).
The half kilo of chocolate (bitter, semi-sweet, white etc) averages from P78.00-P103.00 while the 1 kilo of chocolate averages from P185-P200+. Chocolate Lover is the only store that I know catering chocolates per kilo, so I can’t compare their prices to others.
My orders, those are all worth P520.00
In terms of other baking products like confectioners, molds, baking tools they have higher prices. I am really surprised that their chocolate toppings or what is called Jimmies (they call it vermicelli) is a little expensive. The 50 grams is worth P25.00. To back-up my observation, I went to Commonwealth Market and asked a seller how much is the 50 grams of such candies and it’s only P20.00. How about in Divisoria? Wholesalers in Commonwealth Market got their products there.
Look at this Jimmies package beside my coin purse, it’s worth P25.00. You guys decide
Services and Contacts
Aside from the supplies for retailers, bakers and wholesalers, they also have classes for baking. I forgot to ask them about their classes, but I know they will teach you the proper way to melt chocolates and recipes for a mouth watering desserts. I even noticed a poster in the entrance that there is a woman’s hand bag made from chocolate and it’s fantastic.
More for information about their classes you can contact them through the following details:
- Telephone number (Cubao Branch) – 724 4964 / 724 5752 / 411 7474
- Website and email – http://achocolatelover.com/ | email@example.com
- Facebook Fanpage – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chocolate-Lover-Inc/137166662963232
When I got home, I showed the chocolate I bought to my sister and my nieces. They are really astonished with the product. I even allow them to taste the semi-sweet chocolate and my nieces said that it tasted like Goya. I joked “kaya mong ubusin yan ate? (Can you eat all of those?)” referring to my oldest niece and without hesitation she said yes. This just means that all you need to do is to melt the chocolates and you can now sell them.
True enough, I found the chocolates great. Me and my friend even got the idea of selling chocolate this coming Valentines day and bought 10 pieces of the packaging materials.
Overall I loved this place, there were products that you can’t find in groceries that is available in the store.
Am I recommending this place? Of course 100%, specially if you are a cooking enthusiast. Go to this place and you don’t want to go home anymore. Just be sure that you will set aside some of your money for your fare as you can’t help but to buy. Go to that place now and fall in love.