A little known fact about me is that I love drinking hot chocolate when tablea is used. As much as powdered chocolate, and hot chocolate from different café are convenient, nothing beats homemade hot chocolate using tablea.Growing up, I remember I would watch our househelp put milk and water on some pot and I’d ask her what she was doing. She would just smile and after a few minutes she’d serve really good hot chocolate. I even loved it when I could get some texture through the small tablea bits. Quite funny how even during the hottest days I’d ask her to make us a cup because it was just that good!
Fast forward to present time. For a time I have been craving for that hot chocolate that I loved when I was a kid. Fortunately, my friend introduced me to Reál Cacao.
Reál Cacao is owned by fresh graduates who are set to create value-adding chocolate products with a homegrown taste and world-class quality. Using only Grade A fermented cacao cacao beans from Davao, Reál Cacao allows for its consumers to indulge in rich chocolate and enjoy the full nutritional benefits of cacao as no artificial additives were used in creating their tablea. As soon as I arrived home when I got my jar of Reál Cacao tablea, I made myself a cup of hot chocolate. Being quite excited, I didn’t use the normal sized up I’d usually use to drink a cup of coffee. I used the big mug I got in my Singapore trip back in the Summer of 2011 which is almost as big as the tablea jar!
Making hot chocolate was enjoyable. While I lacked the proper items to make tablea hot chocolate, improvising with a pot and a whisk wasn’t all that bad. What I love about Reál Cacao is the smell of the tablea when you open the jar and even more so when you start heating it with milk and water. Quite divine if you ask me! After crushing the tablea and mixing it with everything else, I finally got myself a big mug of hot chocolate.
It was very rich. It smelled really great and I love the texture of tablea bits as I drank my hot chocolate!I have actually made myself quite a number of hot choco already and I am about to run out of Reál Cacao tablea. Perhaps I’d use the remaining ones I have now to bake brownies or cookies.
If you want to know more about Reál Cacao or if you’re interested in purchasing a jar or a block of tablea, you can check their Facebook Page!