From the passion for food, the intrepid flavors and the eternal love of Filipinos with chocolate is born: Theo & Philo.
Theois short for Theobroma Cacao, the scientific name for the cacao tree.
Cocoa beans can only grow in regions that are within 20 degrees of the equator. This makes the Philippines the perfect place to grow it and it has its roots in the country's agricultural heritage. The Philippines was the first country in Southeast Asia to grow cocoa trees.
Philois derived from the Greek word, philos, which means love. love forthe philippinesand love for chocolate. Philo Chua, the chocolatier behind Theo & Philo, saw an opportunity to help push proud homegrown chocolates to the world.Since then, Philo's personal mission has been to build a business based on sourcing and making high-quality chocolate right from its roots.
Together, Theo & Philo translates to "chocolate and love", the same elements found in every Theo & Philo chocolate bar.
Theo & Philo proudly honors high-quality local ingredients, from cocoa beans from Davao in Mindanao, (where fertile soil and temperate climates produce some of the region's best cocoa, and world-famous Bacolod sugar) , renowned Filipino craftsmanship, sharing the distinct culture and bold flavors of the best single-origin chocolates on this side of the world.
Each Theo & Philo chocolate bar is a masterpiece, carefully crafted to capture the rich Filipino heritage.
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