Introducing Gerry Baron, the cacao bean farmer and chocolate maker. Magdalena’s Cacao Bean Chocolates began when Gerry and his late wife Cynthia went back in the Philippines to settle down to a quiet life. (Cynthia loved chocolate!) Gerry and Cynthia bought cacao seedlings to plant in the spare land located in Magdalena, owned by Cynthia….
Have you ever tried raw cacao beans? They are sweet, but also a bit tart, and oh so delicious!
All our 70% cacao bean chocolates are made in small batches in machines designed and made by our resident chocolate-maker and cacao bean farmer, Gerry Baron. Check out how in the video below…
Frulein Econar is a contributing writer for Pepper.ph (“the best food writing in the Philippines”). She recently spoke to Philippines chocolate experts Edward David and Oji Reyes from CocoaPhil, Gerry Baron from Magdalena’s Cacao Bean Chocolates, Philo Chua from Theo and Philo, and the folks at Malagos Chocolates.Original article posted here. Illustrations by Ina Battung…….