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VILLA DEL CONTE’s Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Chips & Dark Chocolate with Coffee Cream Filling

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test X @ Rockwell: Foodie’s Cheat Sheet)

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UTT X: Rockwell Winner #3
VILLA DEL CONTE

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  152 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  105 foodies rated 4- I love it!
    54 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
    24 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
      0 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Villa Del Conte is a Filipino Brand of artisan chocolate made from a rural town in Padova, Italy. Check out the complete story of VILLA DEL CONTE Chocolates.

Our favorite flavors are:

  • Praline Balls in Dark Chocolate with Coffee Cream Filling (Black Wrapper), 
  • Praline Balls in Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Cream Filling  (Silver Wrapper),
  • Salted Toffee,
  • Tartufone (Chocolate with Hazelnuts), and
  • Chocolate-coated Castañas

No doubt, this is the best chocolate in Manila this holiday season. 🙂

Congratulations, Villa Del Conte, for winning the #3 spot in the Ultimate Taste Test series!

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SkewU’s USDA Angus Tapa – A Must Try!

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test X @ Rockwell: Foodie’s Cheat Sheet)
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UTT X: Rockwell Winner #4
SkewU

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  193 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  117 foodies rated 4- I love it!
    83 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
    19 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    17 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Here’s an interesting kind of tapa from SkewU — a salty-sweet variation that is perfect with really sour vinegar. The meat is soft, and they only use USDA Angus meat for their tapa.

This is a legitimate contender for the Best Tapa in Manila! (They also have it in Salpicao version.)

Congratulations, SkewU, for a great debut in the Ultimate Taste Test series! 🙂

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BLUE TOQUE’s Nutella Mousse Cake!

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test X @ Rockwell: Foodie’s Cheat Sheet)
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UTT X: Rockwell Winner #5
BLUE TOQUE

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  104 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  131 foodies rated 4- I love it!
    56 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
    20 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
      0 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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If you are looking for a new dessert this Christmas Season, we’ve got something for you, especially if you’re a certified Nutella lover! Think of the combination of Moist Chocolate Cake + Nutella Mousse + Nutella Cream… What’s not to love, right? 🙂

If you liked BLUE TOQUE’s The Ultimate Mousse Cake, then you’ll surely love the Nutella Mousse Cake version — not too sweet and offers that satisfying Nutella flavor.

Congratulations, Blue Toque, for being a two-time winner of the Ultimate Taste Test Series!

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CARLO’S KITCHEN – It’s Crunchy Belly Time!

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test X @ Rockwell: Foodie’s Cheat Sheet)
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UTT X: Rockwell Winner #6
CARLO’S KITCHEN

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 167 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  118 foodies rated 4- I love it!
   92 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
   41 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
5 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Crunchy Belly is a crispy treat that’s like liempo-bagnet-chicharon-in-one. It is cool to enjoy as pica pica or paired with rice. It is crunchy, very convenient to eat, and can be addicting.  One bite and you’ll easily get hooked on its awesome flavor and texture.

I’m happy that this Mercato favorite finally won in the Ultimate Taste Test series

Congratulations, Carlo’s Kitchen, for coming up with this Crunchy Belly creation! 🙂

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EVERYDAY MOM. Healthy and Yummy. Naturally!

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EVERYDAY MOM

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  114 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  106 foodies rated 4- I love it!
    78 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
    26 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
       1 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Don’t you get annoyed sometimes when your friends give you unhealthy desserts during the Christmas season? Finally, we found a healthier solution in Ultimate Taste Test X in Rockwell — Everyday Mom!

Our favorites are the banana bread and carrot cake. They are yummy, and people can’t believe that they don’t have butter. 

Healthy desserts and cake are the way to go this Christmas Season! Show your friends and family that you care for their health. Congratulations, Everyday Mom!

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CHOW FUN’s Chicken Fry & Dark Chocolate Buchi

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UTT X: Rockwell Winner #8
CHOW FUN

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  144 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  108 foodies rated 4- I love it!
    91 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
    33 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
      4 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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CHOW FUN, Chef Francis Lim’s new resto, attempts to introduce the new generation of Filipinos to a Modern “Playful” Chinese Food concept. This is his second restaurant after his successful Modern Thai resto called NAV in the Brgy. Kapitolyo Food Street.

He is the first cousin of my wife, and their family certainly knows what yummy Chinese cuisine is all about. 🙂

In UTT X, many foodies raved about his oozing chocolate buchi creation and the unique sweet-salty twist to fried chicken. Try the complete menu in his Little Baguio resto soon!

Congratulations, CHOW FUN, for winning in Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test X!

Related Blog Post:  NAV Modern Thai Cuisine Reunion

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MASATAMI SHAVE ICE’s Swiss Cheese and Peanut & Black Sesame Duo

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test X @ Rockwell: Foodie’s Cheat Sheet)
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UTT X: Rockwell Winner #9
MASATAMI SHAVE ICE

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  130 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  105 foodies rated 4- I love it!
    69 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
    25 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    12 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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I love Masatami’s super smooth ice shavings, and a lot of foodies rave about the Swiss Cheese flavor. For a more mature and unique taste, you’ve got to try the Peanut with Black Sesame, which, for me, was a surprisingly good combination of flavors.

Masatami’s shave ice does not have toppings and the ice itself is flavored already. They use a unique piece of equipment to shave the ice super thinly. It’s a good dessert that’s best to share, or mix and match the flavors.

Congratulations to MASATAMI for being a Two-Time Winner of the Ultimate Taste Test series!

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SAINT’S ALP Blueberry Double Chocolate

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test X @ Rockwell: Foodie’s Cheat Sheet)
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UTT X: Rockwell Winner #10
SAINT’S ALP

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  108 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
    89 foodies rated 4- I love it!
    74 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
    31 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
      5 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

Blueberry Double Chocolate

Honestly, I thought Saint’s Alp was just another Taiwanese Tea Place but we were surprised by how good their Ice Blended Drinks were during the Ultimate Taste Test.

We loved the refreshing Blueberry Double Chocolate drink, which is a combination of blueberry with bitter chocolate chips, blended ice and topped with chocolate chips.

We also got to try their other drinks — and I heard the milkshakes are equally good.

Congratulations, Saint’s Alp, for winning in the Ultimate Taste Test X at Rockwell!

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SWIZZLE’s Rainbow Shot & Caramel Beer :)

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SWIZZLE MOBILE BAR

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  67 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  58 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  49 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  21 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
  5 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Swizzle Mobile Bar is the “First Round Mobile Bar in Manila” that provides innovative alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for any occasion.

During the Ultimate Taste Test X, the Rainbow Shot concoction was very fun to drink because of its playful colors; plus, it was not too strong. The Caramel Beer with San Mig Light was like a sweet beer that’s good to pair with food or to drink for dessert. 🙂 

If you are looking for a Mobile Bar provider for your events this Christmas Season,  check out Swizzle!

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THE FRUIT GARDEN’s Berry Dream & Tropical Paradise Jam

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test X @ Rockwell: Foodie’s Cheat Sheet)
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UTT X: Rockwell Winner #12
THE FRUIT GARDEN

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  66 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  71 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  47 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  26 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    3 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Pierre Marmonier’s The Fruit Garden is considered as one of the best fruit jam suppliers in Manila. I’m always happy to receive their fruit jams as a food gift every Christmas because it is something we can enjoy eating everyday. 🙂

I love the new Christmas flavor: Berry Dream, which has strawberries and blueberries with a violet flower aroma. It was nice to see Pierre demonstrating how he carefully creates each batch of fruit jam during the Ultimate Taste Test X in Rockwell.

I’m impressed with the consistency in quality, innovativeness of the flavors and quality of packaging he always produces every Christmas Season. Congratulations to Fruit Jam for being a Four-Time Ultimate Taste Test Winner!


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