December 6, 2021

mango chocolate


mango chocolate - /mang-go tso-ko-leyt/ (Cebuano sweet; dw Eng. mango + chocolate) [n.chocolate coated dried mango.


 a.k.a. choco mangga in Cebuano



The ripe or rareripe mango fruit is peeled and  sliced into thin slabs. The slices are blanched or steamed in boiling sugar syrup added with flavoring of choice. 



The cooked sliced mango is strained then dried either by sun drying or by heating in the oven. Big manufacturers used the “forced air dryer” method that utilizes a heater system to warm the air that is then blown using industrial fan mechanism to dry the cooked sliced mangoes laid on wire mesh. 

Philippine Brand mango chocolate by Profood International Corporation (Central Visayas Philippines).

When dried, the mango is set to cool and then dipped in melted chocolate and set to stand until the chocolate hardens to coat around the dried mango. A dry dark chocolate is commonly used for the melted chocolate. The chocolate is melted using the bain marie (or double boiler) technique. The chocolate may also be flavored with vanilla essence or the vanillin.

Mango Chocolate by Cacao de Davao is dried mango chips coated with 75% dark cacao chocolate that is made with cacao beans that are grown, harvested, and sundried from Davao.

Mango chocolate is pioneered and popularized in Cebu as a sweet treat. Originating as the famous Cebu dried mango that became a popular pasalubong

Philippine Brand mango chocolate by Profood International Corporation (Central Visayas Philippines)


The Cebu Best Mango Chocolate, which was launched in early 2011, claimed to be the first and original chocolate-dipped dried mango introduced in the market and was given as a gift to Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergogli) during his Papal Visit to the Philippines in 2015. 

Mango Chocolate by Dutché Chocolates Philippines.

The Cebu Best Mango Chocolate is also served as a diplomatic giveaways, airline treats, and snacks for presidential flights. 

Cebu Best Mango Chocolate are dried mangoes covered with delightful Belgian chocolate. It claimed to be the first and original chocolate-dipped dried mango introduced in the market. 
Photo courtesy by Cebu Best Mango Chocolate Fabecook page (@CebuBestMango

There are now many makers of mango chocolate in the country that carry their own brand name.

The other name for mango chocolate is choco mangga.

Choco Mangga by R&M Preserves is made with chewy mango strips half-covered in velvety chocolate. It comes in dark and white chocolate variants that received the Golden Shell Award.


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