Tuesday Treats 7/31: Milka Luflee

I heard of Milka Luflee 5 years ago from my friend, Yates, who was based in Rome. On one of our conversations via skype, I asked her to give me a chocolate brand in Italy that was not available here in the Philippines. Yates told me that ‘Milka Luflee’ was popular among Italian kids so I immediately asked my mother to look for it in Milan and send us some instead of the usuals, Toblerone and Ferrero.

If there’s love at first bite, then it’s Luflee for me. How the airy chocolate bar melted in my mouth was just perfect. Now, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve asked my mom to send me Luflee everytime one of her friends in Italy will go home.

Milka Luflee. The airy chocolate bar made from the best available Alpine Milk.

And because I got curious with this trend of ‘aerated chocolates’, I did some research and here’s what I’ve found..

Why Aerate Chocolate?
It depends on who you ask, but, in general, the benefits can include the added texture, change in flavor, increased profit margin (a plus with the rising prices of cocoa), or calorie cutting. The aeration process alters the taste of the chocolate, and it becomes an entirely new medium to explore, albeit a challenging one. According to Stephen Beckett, a former researcher for Nestlé, “If you aerate [chocolate], it tends to be creamier. Its density is so low it melts very easily, and gives you a different taste.” As for increasing profits, when you aerate using carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide, the overall chocolate density can be up to half of what it normally would be. Chocolatiers are able to adjust the amount of bubbles, and the size of bubbles–depending on the process, and to achieve just the right amount of lightness in the chocolate.  [source]

Btw, thanks to Tita Anna for including my mother’s ‘padala’ on her baggage. I’m now convincing mom to look for the other Milka flavors (I found out there are 50+ varieties) and I will be patiently waiting for the next balikbayan to come home. 🙂

Tuesday Treats 7/17: Cha Dao’s Dark Assam

I’m lucky I live near the famous Maginhawa Street.. I have a lot of choices when it comes to satisfying my cravings, and that includes my milktea-fix. I’ve tried different flavors from Infinitea, Tea Please, and MoonLeaf but for me nothing beats the uniqueness of Cha Dao’s Dark Assam. The froth blend and the black tea combo is simply addicting.

Cha Dao’s Dark Assam.
My second personal favorite after Gong Cha’s Wintermelon Milk Tea.

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Tuesday Treats 7/10: Arce Dairy’s Coffee Crumble

My mom used to tell me that she always craved for ice cream when I was still in her tummy so I give her credit for my gelato addiction. Whenever I feel like I’m running out of happy hormones in my body, a scoop of ice cream or a stick of popsies will surely save the day.

Arce Dairy’s Coffee Crumble Supreme

For only PHP80 (cheaper than a tall cappucino from SB), you can have your COLD late night buddy to keep you awake. 🙂

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Tuesday Treats 7/3: Ms. Polly’s Chocolate Cake

The most preferred cake choice of everybody who has a sweet tooth.. Chocolate Cake!:)
You say Chocolate Cake, I say Ms. Polly’s!!!!!

For me this is the best moist chocolate cake in town! I would chose Ms. Polly’s over Starbucks’ chocolate cake anytime. The cake isn’t too sweet. I finished a whole slice without drinking water.haha 😀 Everyone in the family said I should have brought home the biggest size because every bite makes them crave for more. My 4-year-old niece even saved a slice for her ‘baon’ the next day.

Ms. Polly’s round moist chocolate cake.. rated #1 in Spot.ph’s best chocolate cake list.

Here are the prices:
Slice (PhP95.00)
1 Whole Round Cake (PhP350.00)
1 Whole Square Cake (PhP495.00)
1 Whole Rectangle Cake (PhP750.00)

Ms. Polly’s Specialty Cakes and Desserts
4/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave.
Contact#: (02) 703-5058