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Sweet victory: PH chocolates garner awards in the UK

Philippine companies Malagos Chocolate, Auro Chocolate, and Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates were announced winners of the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2018 for their outstanding chocolate products.

Tree to Bar Category
Malagos 72% Dark Chocolate (BRONZE)
Malagos 85% Dark Chocolate (BRONZE)
Drinking Chocolate Category
Malagos 85% Dark Chocolate (SILVER)
Malagos Unsweetened Chocolate (BRONZE)
Malagos 72% Dark Chocolate (BRONZE)


Tree to Bar Category
Auro Chocolate 70% Dark Chocolate Saloy Reserve (BRONZE)
Flavoured White Chocolate Bar
Auro Chocolate 32% Roasted White Chocolate Cashew (BRONZE)


Flavoured Dark Chocolate Bar Category
Theo and Philo Dark Choco with Black Sesame and Nuts (BRONZE)
Theo and Philo Dark Choco with Calamansi (BRONZE)
Theo and Philo Dark Choco with Labuyo (Chili) (BRONZE)
Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar Category
Theo and Philo Milk Chocolate Adobo (SILVER)
Theo and Philo Milk Chocolate Turon (BRONZE)
Theo and Philo Milk Choco with Pili Nut and Pinipig (BRONZE)
Bar Wrappers – Packaging Category
Theo and Philo Artisan Chocolate (BRONZE)


The Academy of Chocolate was founded by Britain’s leading chocolate professionals and it promotes a greater awareness of fine chocolates available in the market. Companies and producers from around the globe join the annual awards to be recognised as some of the world’s finest.


IFEX Philippines 2018 makes waves with exciting seafood edition

World-class seafood and marine products headline at PH’s biggest food show Global buyers are up for an exciting showcase of the Philippines’ premier seafood and other food segments in the International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines, the country’s biggest export-oriented food show, on May 25-27 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay City. Organized by […]

via IFEX Philippines 2018 makes waves with exciting seafood edition — CITEM Press Room


London, United Kingdom – The United Kingdom and the Philippines made a joint commitment to enhance economic cooperation and expand trade and investment between the two countries, as the 7th Annual UK-Philippines High Level Talks took place in London.

Excellent discussions and outcome towards enhanced economic cooperation at the 7th UK-PH High Level Talks in London


Manila FAME Exhibitors that will wow You this October Show

With barely a month to go and already, expectations are high for the return of Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design event, as it showcases the best of the country’s lifestyle and design scene.

Asia’s second-longest running trade event will showcase the best of Philippine designs and craftsmanship in a show built upon the intertwine of design and culture. For its 66th edition, Manila FAME promises an even bigger show with more exhibitors and special scenography featuring renowned creative directors like Tony Gonzales and Nelson Sepulveda.

As we wait with anticipation for October 20, here are some brands to look out for when you visit Manila FAME October 2017: (more…)

PH keen to expand EU food exports in Anuga with GSP+ edg

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DTI-CITEM targets $62M export sales in world’s biggest food fair

coconut-oilCoconut oil is one of the products featured in the FoodPHILIPPINES pavilion in Anuga on October 7-11. It is the third most shipped product to EU countries in 2016, with total export sales of $551.39 million

The export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to further expand the trade relationship between the Philippines and the European Union (EU) as it leads a delegation of food exporters in Anuga on October 7-11 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

The Center for International Trade and Expositions and Missions (CITEM) is set to feature the country’s export-competitive products from 19 food companies under the FoodPHILIPPINES industry brand.


“The Philippines’ participation in Anuga is part of DTI’s overarching efforts to step up the export drive in EU member states and take advantage of the Philippines’ zero tariff privileges under…

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