Godel Chocolate: home-grown yet world-class from #BeanToBar

We Pinoys are such chocolate lovers, aren’t we?

We have it in our desserts, drinks, breakfast cereals and, sometimes, even our entrees!

It’s no wonder, then, that local chocolate brands have emerged, not just to cater to the Filipinos’ craving for chocolate, but to also spur the growth of local chocolate farming and production.

One such brand is Godel Chocolate.

Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate

Established in mid-2020, Godel Chocolate has been providing top quality tools and equipment for cacao bean processing and fine chocolate or compound chocolate production.

To fully demonstrate the exciting possibilities from the local cacao plant, Godel Chocolate came out with its own line of premium-quality chocolate products. As the company continues to hone its expertise in the chocolate craft, it shares its knowledge and experience to budding entrepreneurs. Its advocacy is to help create a new movement of chocolate makers to boost local consumption and production of chocolate, thereby encouraging growth among local chocolate farmers.

I recently attended a tour of its factory in Paranaque, another one of its initiatives to spread knowledge on the local chocolate industry.

Chocolate 101

The tour started with a review of the history of chocolate as well as the basics of chocolate farming and production.

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Earliest record of the use of cacao – the plant that chocolate comes from – was 5,450 years ago with the discovery of traces of theobroma cacao in vessels by archeologists. Cacao was mainly used to produce a bitter beverage consumed in the Mayan and Aztec civilizations.
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The cacao plant was introduced in the Philippines in the late 17th century via the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade. From the Philippines, the cultivation of cacao spread to other Southeast Asian countries, especially those within the Cacao Belt, land within 20 degrees north and south of the equator with fairly loose soil and humid climate suitable for the growing of the cacao plant.
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Chocolate comes from the cacao bean which is extracted from the cacao fruit. The beans are fermented, then dried for seven days to eliminate moisture, before being packed and sold to manufacturers for processing.
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Chocolate production involves roasting, cracking and winnowing the beans to extract the cacao nibs, which are then refined and conched, prior to being tempered and molded into bars, then packaged for distribution.

Test-run for budding chocolatiers

Tour attendees also got a sneak peek into chocolate making by making our own personalized chocolate bars.

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Tempered chocolate is poured into moulds then agitated to get rid of air bubbles.
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Nuts, dried fruits, marshmallows and cacao nibs are added to the chocolate.
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The chocolate is then chilled, then wrapped.
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Here’s my finished product!

Chocolate-making solutions

At its core, Godel Chocolate is a solutions-based company. It sells a line of equipment to help small chocolate producing businesses manage the processes involved in chocolate making from bean sorting to packaging.

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After quality checking, the cacao beans are sorted according to size to ensure even roasting. Roasting is done to develop flavor, eliminate moisture and bacteria, and loosen the beans outer covering.
Godel Chocolate
The roasted cacao beans are then cracked and winnowed to separate the husks from the nibs. While other chocolate manufacturers would usually discard the husks, Godel has created a process to turn these into cacao tea.
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The cacao nibs ground and refined and conched to produce a smooth mixture called a cocoa mass or cocoa liquor.
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The cocoa mass is then pressed to extract the cocoa butter – used in cosmetics, among others – and cocoa powder which is used for chocolate production.
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The cocoa powder is then mixed with correct amount of cocoa butter, prior to tempering and moulding.
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The resulting chocolate bars are then cooled and demoulded, scanned for impurities then packaged for distribution.

Want to get in the chocolate-making business? Get more details about Godel Solutions by visiting its website or calling +63 2 88693754 to 56.

The tour ended at the factory’s store which showcases Godel Chocolate products and dessert creations.

Chocolate Products

Godel Chocolate products are made from fermented cacao beans directly sourced from organic farmers in Davao, North Cotabato and South Cotabato. By adhering to chocolate making fundamentals and carefully managing its production processes from bean to bar, Godel Chocolates is able to craft chocolate products that are simple in formulation but packed with flavor.

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Specialty Bean-to-Bar Chocolates: Chocolate Peppermint, Milk Chocolate with Dried Mango, Chocolate with Nibs
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Cacao Nibs. High in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic effects. Can be eaten as a snack, added to a slightly sweeter food for texture and flavor or used as an ingredient in desserts.
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Cacao Tea. Available loose-leaf or in tea bags. Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids.
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Tablea. Made of 100% pure cocoa mass, no sugar added, and produces a smooth and rich chocolate drink
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate

Other products include:

  • Bean-to-bar Chocolates: 70% (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter), 50% (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin), 50% milk (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin)
  • Specialty Bean-to-bar Chocolates: Tablea Bar, Organic 70% Chocolate, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Cashews, Milk Chocolate with Almonds
  • Origins Bean-to-Bar Chocolates
  • Instant Tsokolate: Hot Chocolate Bomb, Stir-in Hot Chocolate
  • Dragees: Milk Chocolate-Covered Almonds
  • Seasonal Bonbon ad Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Gift Boxes and Chocolate Bars
  • Baking Ingredients

Chocolate dessert creations

Godel Chocolate products can also be made into these mouth-watering desserts.

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Cookies
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Cocoa Jelly
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Chocolate Mousse
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Salted Caramel Cake

This factory tour has certainly opened my eyes to the myriad possibilities for budding entrepreneurs in the local chocolate industry and strengthened my appreciation for our home-grown chocolate products.

Want to check out these chocolate possibilities for yourself? Book your slot at an upcoming Godel Factory Tour here.

Tours are priced at Php800/head with private group tours for up to twelve persons priced at Php8000.

Godel Chocolate

Godel Chocolate is a trademark of JCG Marketing Group, Inc. Its factory is located at 11C Sampaguita Avenue, UPD IV, Paranaque City.

To know more about Godel Chocolate, follow it on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube.

Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate

Shop for Godel Chocolate Products at:

  • Official Online Shop, Shopee and Lazada
  • Godel Chocolate Kiosk at SM City North EDSA
  • Gourdo’s: Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, Trinoma, UP Town Center, The Podium, SM City Fairview
  • Salcedo Community Market (Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Saturdays, 7am-2pm)
  • Ayala Alabang Saturday Market (117 University Avenue, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Saturdays, 6am-2pm)

Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

4 thoughts on “Godel Chocolate: home-grown yet world-class from #BeanToBar”

  1. Tlgang chocolate lovers ang pinoy 😍 grabe ang saya mka experience dito sa factory ng chocolate sa parañaque , ma proseso tlga at ang mga ingredients 😍 kya tlga nmn gustong gusto ito ng mga pinoy ❤️

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  2. Nakahiligan na natin ang chocolate mapa bata o matanda gustong gusto ito.pero ang the best part talaga ay maipakita sa lahat ang kahalagahan ng mga farmers na syang dahilan kong bakit may chocolate tayo ngayun.

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