How do you like your sikwate? Batirol serves it with mint, salted caramel, or honey

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Iced and served three different ways. Batirol by The Chocolate Chamber is putting a new spin to the chocolate drink made from pure cacao liquor known locally as “sikwate”.

Anthony Choa, who oversees Batirol in Robinsons Cybergate Cebu, said they now offer three new flavors to iced sikwate: Mint, Salted Caramel, and Honey.

New offerings at Batirol are perfect to pair with sikwate.
Raquel Choa explains what single origin means in cacao,

His mother Raquel Choa, Philippine chocolate queen and the woman behind The Chocolate Chamber (TCC), said the new offerings are single origin drinks made exclusively from cacao beans grown by farmer collaborators in Tuburan, Cebu farms. TCC’s agreement with the FCCT Cooperative ensures that its mother company Ralfe Gourmet gets a steady supply of Tuburan or 6043 beans for Batirol.

Pure chocolate

Batirol’s drinks are prepared using ground (dried and roasted) cacao beans that have been turned into circular blocks called “tablea”. TCC creates the bitter chocolate rounds by hand and it serves as the main ingredient for the brand’s chocolate products.

Batirol salted caramel
Salted caramel

Chocolate drinks at Batirol in Robinsons Cybergate are for take away and come in reusable containers. Anthony, who is Batirol’s chief batidores, added they plan to add more flavors to the drinks in the coming days.

Batirol by The Chocolate Chamber also introduced at the same time the perfect pair to its cold and hot drinks: chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies cooked up by spiller of the beans Hannah Choa. Check out the delectable artisan offerings at Batirol in Robinsons Cybergate Cebu and enjoy drinks made from the purest chocolate source.

NEW SIKWATE. Iced and served three different way, Batirol by The Chocolate Chamber is putting a new spin to the chocolate drink made from sikwate.
NEW WAYS TO ENJOY SIKWATE. Iced and served three different way, Batirol by The Chocolate Chamber is putting a new spin to the chocolate drink made from sikwate.

By Marlen Limpag

Marlen is the editor of MyCebu.ph and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.

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