Sachi Black: The Dark Nama Chocolate

Sachi Black at Heavenly Chocolates

I will never eat nama chocolates the same way again.

Tonight, I went to Heavenly Chocolates with my mom, Kuya JB (of Regali Kitchen), and ate Steph to try the brand new dark nama chocolates by Sachi. But since we were starving, we took a quick detour in Tempura. Japanese food always brings my happy place. When I told my brother this, he said, “Already?!” And he had every right to wonder, because we were just getting started.

With Benjie Pedro and the rest of the Heavenly Chocolates staff

At Heavenly Chocolates, chocolatier Benjie had us try the four flavors of Sachi Black: Port, Sake, Yuzu Vodka and Champagne. Continue reading

Goya Dark Mint: confession of a chocomint hater

Goya Dark Mint + Sarah Cada = a very unlikely combination.

To be honest, I don’t like mint. I can drink mint tea and mint latte, yes, but mint itself? I avoid it as much as I can. I only eat Mentos when it’s fruit flavor, and I always decline from friendly offers of Halls, Stork and Fox’s candies.

Now, chocolate, on the other hand, I absolutely love. I love dark chocolate; the darker the better. And I also love it in its pure form: just chocolate. Eating dark choco with vanilla is yummy, too, as well as chocolate+bananas. Ugh. Talking about it makes me crave it.

But on most cases, though, I don’t like it when people add stuff to chocolate. Especially mint. I mean, as much as I love chocolate, I hate, and I mean hate chocolate mint. I’ve always thought that chocolate mint was a disgrace to the glory of chocolate. Continue reading

Dark Chocolate and Chardonnay

Took a couple of online quizzes, and here’s what I got.

You are Dark Chocolate

You live your life with intensity, always going full force.You push yourself (and others) to the limit… you want more than you can handle.

An extreme person, you challenge and inspire the world!

Dark chocolate is actually my favorite kind. My older brother once took home some really dark chocolate, 75% cacao content. Yum, yum… I made sure that I controlled myself to take little pieces and ate them s-l-o-w-l-y. And then I tried not to get some more until after a day or two, so that it’ll be a whole new experience all over again.

As for wine…

You Are Chardonnay

Fresh, spirited, and classic – you have many facets to your personality.
You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.

You have a little bit of something to offer everyone… no wonder you’re so popular.

Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest

Your partying style: Understated and polite

Your company is enjoyed best with: Cold or wild meat

Well, I’m not really a wine connoisseur, and although my tongue isn’t trained enough to distinguish what kind of wine I’m drinking, I do love the taste of champagne and white wine.