Cacao beans sourced from only one particular region carry with them a more distinctive and pronounced taste. The beans produced by our cacao farm – Puentespina Farm is one of the BEST 50 IN THE WORLD. More information here.
Malagos Chocolate is made from single-origin cacao beans grown on our farms in the foothills of Mt. Talomo in the Davao region of the Philippines’s Mindanao island. It is chocolate harvested from carefully nurtured trees and processed without the stain of child labor.
We observe fair trade to make sure everyone benefits from what we believe is one of the best chocolates in the world.
Our certifications to date:
(1) Our cacao farm is GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) – certified by Philippine Department of Agriculture.
(2) Our cacao nursery and budwood garden are certified by the Philippine Bureau of Plant Industry and the National Seeds Council.
(3) Food safety is our number one priority. We are proud to say that our factory is now:
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) – certified by the Philippine Food & Drugs Administration;
Philippine FDA (Food & Drugs Administration) – registered;
Philippine CPR (Certificate of Product Registration) – registered for all our products;
USFDA (United States Food & Drugs Administration) – registered;
HALAL – certified by the Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines, Inc (IDCP); and
HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) – certified by TÜV SÜD PSB Philippines Inc. It’s a Food Safety Management System to ensure the chocolates produced in our factory are safe.
Here’s a snapshot of how we make our chocolates from TREE to BAR.
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