Theo & Philo is a chocolate maker based in the Philippines. Theo and Philo prides on using local ingredients. It all started from Philo’s love of baking, and desire to use chocolate. He would always scour for special and different types of chocolate. Growing up in the Philippines, he was surprised no one was making bean to bar chocolate, after he first encounter with single estate chocolate. Cacao is grown in the Philippines but it was mostly used to make hot chocolate and exported. That’s when the decided to experiment with local cacao and see what good can come about! Along with their single origin plain bars, they have a collection of flavored bars that are inspired by the local Filipino cuisine. Theo is short for Theobroma Cacao, and Philo is derived from the Greek word which means love. Their goal is to create masterpieces with each bite of their chocolate, which is carefully crafted to capture the bountiful heritage of the Philippines.