WHETHER it be dark and bitter or smooth and sweet, a lot of people love chocolates. Beyond being a sweet treat, chocolates are quite versatile from being used to cook savory dishes to being used as a spa treatment.

Today, we celebrate the wholesomeness of the chocolate as we observe World Chocolate Day, also known as International Chocolate Day. Being celebrated around the world every July 7, some say the date is the anniversary of when the chocolate was introduced to Europe in 1550.

Proudly Davao brand Malagos Garden Resort celebrates with Dabawenyos and the rest of the world this special day.

The award-winning brand is known for its chocolates made from single-origin cacao beans grown from its farms in the foothills of Mt. Talomo, Davao, Philippines. The Mindanawon brand harvests cacao from carefully nurtured trees. Being of single-origin, the chocolates produced using cacao have a more distinctive and pronounced taste.

To mark World Chocolate Day, Malagos Garden Resort has created a menu infused with the award-winning Malagos Chocolate.

First is a Malagos-take on the classic chocolate cake -- Tableya Cake. Compared to the regular chocolate cake, the tableya cake has a deeper chocolate flavor with some toasty, nutty, earthy hints. It is a dessert that will satisfy a sweet-toothed person at the end of their meal.

Next is the Heirloom Chocolate Limited Edition 72% Dark. Using heirloom cacao, this chocolate is dedicated to Malagos farmers who helped cultivate and produce one of the best cacaos in the world. The limited-edition chocolate bar uses heirloom cacao, which is considered the "diamond of cacao." The trees and beans are considered heirloom varieties because of a combination of their historic, cultural, botanical, geographical, and flavor values.

If you want to really make your World Chocolate Day truly special, Malagos Garden Resort is offering its Chocolate Bloom Staycation Promo for the whole month of July. The package includes room accommodation, chocolate making, a complimentary chocolate basket, breakfast, and access to resort attractions.

Aside from this, you can also enjoy pampering yourself in their chocolate spa and having a piece of their decadent Malagos Tableya Cake. A visit to the resort's Chocolate Museum will allow you to better appreciate chocolate from tree to bar. Their Chocolate tour is priced at P650 nett per pax, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.

It will definitely be a chocolate-filled month at Malagos Garden Resort.

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