Support Local: Auro Chocolate

Auro Chocolate is a locally founded bean-to-bar chocolate company that buys beans at higher value to inspire quality and gives farmers the opportunity to improve their standard of living. The single-origin chocolate bars and products (baking chocolates) are made from finest cacao beans sourced from Davao, Philippines.

The name was derived from Au, the chemical symbol for gold in the periodic table combined with Oro (Au+ Oro = Auro), meaning gold in Spanish, represents a new way of looking at an old tradition which the company aims to represent. The goal of the company is to enable sustainable partnerships, empower farmers and provide better quality chocolates with competitive prices.

I had the privilege to try some of the chocolates from Auro. It was sent to me by JC Alarcon from LalamoveLalamove is a logistics platform that caters to local deliveries anywhere in the Philippines. You get a match within 12 seconds and your delivery will be fulfilled within 55 minutes, door-to-door. Lalamove, a company which originated in Hong Kong,  is an application developed by Huolala Global Investment Limited, and is available online, Apple Appstore and Google’s Play store.

Auro Chocolate Gift Box

Here’s my assessment on each chocolates:

The gift box contains four chocolates of different strengths.

Let’s start with the sweetest of them all, the 42% Dark Chocolate. For me, it’s my second favorite among the four variants. It was sweet, fruity in flavor and a bit flowery. Kids would really appreciate this variant as it is not so bitter. It’s a HIT for me.

42% Dark Chocolate

Next up is the 55% Dark Chocolate. It’s more bitter than the 42% but I think it’s also the right amount of cocoa for me. Less fruity and flowery compared to 42% variant. It’s a HIT for me.

55% Dark Chocolate

The 64% Dark Chocolate will be my most favorite among the four variants. It has the right amount of darkness but has a sweet kick to it. I also love its packaging. Wouldn’t you be enticed? I gave it an ACE.

64% Dark Chocolate

Lastly, for more adventurous palate like me, you would definitely enjoy the 77% Dark Chocolate. It contains 77% Dark Chocolate and 23% other ingredients. Well, it’s bitter yet very rich and flavor. It’s perfect as an ingredient for champorado. I’ll give it a HIT.

77% Dark Chocolate

One thing I really love about Auro Chocolate is their packaging. I believe its caliber is world class and can compete to other couverture chocolates.

Back panel of the packaging
Which one is your favorite?

To know more about the brand, you may visit their social media sites:

Facebook: Auro Chocolate
Instagram: aurochocolate

52 thoughts on “Support Local: Auro Chocolate”

  1. This is cool! Would love to try this out, especially the 77% Dark Chocolate. It’s also nice to know that patronizing this product is supporting local farmers.

  2. The packaging on this looks really luxurious, I bet it is delicious too. I love dark chocolate so I would probably go for that! 🙂

  3. As a chocoholic, I would love to try them all! I like finding new chocolates from across the worlds, particularly local varieties.

  4. I am a huge fan of dark chocolate so that 77% definetely entices me too. I really like the packaging as well, this looks great and definitely high caliber.

  5. It does look like world class chocolate by the packaging alone. Knowing my purchase and support of the company improves the lives of those who are working hard to produce the ingredients is really motivating.

  6. I would love to try these Phillipino Chocolates. I have really been into trying different grades of chocolates ever since I went to the Cacao plantation in Panama.

  7. Dark chocolate is one of my favorites. It is nice to know that there is another type that I can definitely try!

  8. I LOVE chocolate so these sound divine! Dark chocolate is my absolute favorite so I would like to try the different bars to see how dark I can handle haha.

  9. As an avid chocolate lover I can say these would go down a treat here and as I live in a small town I know the value of shopping local and helping support our own local businesses

  10. I am crazy about dark chocolates. I never heard about auro brand, but it’s not a matter. I want to try this too.

  11. The chocolate looks like a novelty, guilt free and healthier! I want to try these chocolates, it is a good thing that it is locally produced. Hmmmm, yummy!

  12. I need to give all of their varieties a try. I’m a huge, huge, HUGE chocolate lover, and I’m always on the lookout for a new brand.

  13. I’ve never heard of this brand but the bars design gave me Willy Wonka vibes. I’m actually not a chocolate fan, especially dark chocolate but this sounded good!

  14. I never tried this brand of chocolate even though I LOVE chocolates. Would love to try their dark chocolate.

  15. This looks like some seriously gorgeous and healthy chocolate. Not the typical bar you find in a drug store, that’s for sure. You can totally feel GOOD about eating this!

  16. I would try the 42% just because it is not too chocolaty. I need to try it, looks like it would be good just due to the packaging.

  17. I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Makes me feel like I can indulge more! I think that first one sounds great to me!

  18. I would love to get m,y hands on some of their chocolate. They look really good, and I love the packaging!

  19. Auro Chocolate Sounds like a great place to satisfy your chocolate craving while experiencing a wide variety of choices in chocolate.

  20. It’a so important to support local, responsible companies! I love it! I’ve never heard of Auro. But I’m excited to check them out. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  21. I would absolutely want to try this. The 64% dark chocolate sounds just about right for me. I will order a box and check it out myself. I am sure I will be doing a repeat order.

  22. This business looks like it would be an awesome one to have! I wish it so much success. I am always for supporting small and local business when I can.

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