Get Your Favorite “Sikwate” (“Tsokolate” or Chocolate Drink) to the Next Level | OneCarlos PH
…you can remember me drinking a cup of “sikwate” while having a breakfast by the beach.
I’ve found my great love with Victoria! Jeez—of course not a woman with that name. But an awesome cacao brand out of it—Victoria’s Tablea!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you can remember me drinking a cup of “sikwate” while having a breakfast by the beach.
Okay, for the benefit of those who don’t exactly know about “tablea,” “sikwate,” and “tsokolate,” why don’t we go and give them short definitions. Lemme take the lead.
- “tablea” – As per INDUSTRY.GOV.PH, “…tablea is defined as roasted, ground and molded nibs of fermented pure (100%) cacao beans without added ingredients and additives.”
- “sikwate” – The Bisaya term of a homemade hot chocolate drink from “tablea.”
- “tsokolate” – The Filipino term of the same referred hot chocolate drink.
If you’re still reading at this very moment, it could only mean two things. First, you personally love drinking “sikwate” (or “tsokolate” or chocolate drink, whatever you want to call it). Or second, you find this topic interesting (who knows?), and it makes you want to try Victoria’s Tablea.
Continue reading and fall in love with Victoria’s Tablea, too! So, below is a list of top 5 reasons why you’ll surely switch to Victoria’s Tablea.
5 Good Things About Victoria’s Tablea
Aside from its blissful aroma and unlike the ordinary tableas in the market, Victoria’s Tablea is made of 100% roasted cacao beans. No more, and of course, no less. This makes Victoria’s Tablea so rich and flavorful. Its taste is at par with those native “sikwate” being served at high-end cafés and hotel restaurants.
Victoria’s Tablea is also 100% organic. It’s homemade and processed through the traditional way of slow roasting. No additives, flavor enhancers or preservatives added.
Cacao beans are packed with health benefits. I’m not a doctor nor nutritionist, but here are a few things I’ve found out after doing some research and scanning of the benefits of taking pure tablea:
- Rich in antioxidants. Thus, it helps to wash off those free radicals in your body.
- Contains some anti-aging properties.
- Helps prevent heart diseases.
- Boosts brain function just like what your coffee does.
But for those who’ve got some food intake restrictions, I recommend checking with your doctor or nutritionist first before taking this product.
Also, you might want to learn about the newest and coolest ice cream shop in Cebu—Aysken d’Han: Who Says Ice Cream Isn’t Healthy?
Value for Money
Victoria’s Tablea is a homemade product which means its cost rooted more from the craft of its artisan makers than the utensils and process it went through.
Aside from the great amount of passion that you can taste in Victoria’s Table, it’s very affordable. It would truly satisfy your taste buds while not hurting your grocery budget at all.
A pack of 200-gram Victoria Tablea only costs PHP 120. Each pack contains 20 pieces or tablets.
Now, let me share with you how I use Victoria’s Tablea at home, or even during my travels, like in my IG post above.
3 Ways to Use Victoria’s Tablea
“Sikwate” (or Chocolate Drink)
Making a chocolate drink or so-called “sikwate” in Bisaya (or “tsokolate” in Filipino) is the most famous use of tablea. Here’s a quick way to enjoy a Victoria’s Tablea Sikwate:
- Add 2 tablets (or pieces) of Victoria’s Tablea in a cup.
- Add hot water.
- Stir and dissolve the Victoria’s Tablea tablets.
- Add sugar and milk to taste.
Champorado (or Chocolate Porridge)
Just add a few Victoria’s Tablea tablets accordingly to your usual champorado recipe.
Tablea Body Scrub
Since cacao itself contains cocoa butter, you can use Victoria’s Tablea for body scrubbing. I haven’t personally tried this though, but I’ll let you know if I’ll get the chance (*feeling* beauty blogger LOL). For those who’ve tried a tablea body scrub, feel free to share your thoughts in the Comment section below.
The next time you’ll think of sipping a cup of sikwate or eating champorado, head to the official social media accounts of Victoria’s Tablea, and order an abundant supply of your newly loved tablea. Did I mention they ship worldwide?
If you know some other ways or recipes that include the use of tablea, feel free to share them in the Comment section below.
Jian of OneCarlos PH
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*This blog post is sponsored by Victoria’s Tablea. Thoughts and opinions shared above are all mine.