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Theo & Philo
Flavor Notes: Velvety chocolate with the unique spiciness of Filipino wild labuyo chili, giving a pleasant and addicting tingle in the throat.
What is labuyo chili?
Labuyo chili is generally considered the smallest hot chili in the world (0.5 cm). This cultivar developed in the Philippines after the Columbian Exchange (between the Americas and the Old World in the 15th & 16th centuries). It is also referred as “wild chili” and known as Filipino bird’s eye chili.
On the Scoville scale it scores 80,000 – 100,000, which makes it comparable to tabasco or piri piri.
This award-winning bar is like life, sweet and full of kick, but of the pleasant kind.
A truly unique ingredient, Labuyo chili is listed in the Ark of Taste catalogue of rare heritage food by the Slow Food Movement.
Wrapper Design: Philippine blue-breasted pitta bird with chili labuyo plant
Mould Design: Inspired by Filipino indigenous tribal textile patterns
Bronze 2019, Academy of ChocolatesSilver 2018, Academy of Chocolates
Ingredients:Cacao beans (58%), Cane sugar, Cacao butter, Dried labuyo chili
Weight: 45 grams
What is the Ark of Taste?
It is an international catalogue of endangered heritage foods which is maintained by the global Slow Food movement. The Ark is designed to preserve at-risk foods that are sustainably produced, unique in taste, and part of a distinct ecoregion.
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