Pardon the dust. The blog is undergoing some much-needed renovation. ^_^
There are many things I’m currently enjoying about Ken being in culinary school. First, of course, is everything he bakes or cooks at home so he can practice or prepare for an upcoming test or lab activity in school. I especially loved these cream puffs and éclairs he made for our birthday celebration weeks ago. Everyone loved them!
Secondly is shopping with him for ingredients and tools he’ll need at home. One of our favorite stores now is Chocolate Lover in P. Tuazon in Cubao, Quezon City.
If you’ve passed through their area in QC, we bet you saw the eye-catching design of their building. I mean, seriously. How can you miss this castle?
Alright, now, moving on. Chocolate Lover is a specialty store for your baking, confectionery and packaging needs. They sell molds, chocolates, nuts, cocoa powder, flavorings, cups, baking pans, and a lot more.
On the right is a photo of their products directory (click on it to view the full size). I tell you, if you’re into baking, you HAVE to visit Chocolate Lover. The prices are reasonably more affordable than when you buy from the grocery store. Plus, there are some ingredients being sold in Chocolate Lover that you can’t find at regular supermarkets.
We’ve only been here twice – first was when Ken already started his baking and pastry classes. Second time was before our birthday party.
We asked if we can take photos for promoting of the store here on our blog and we were only allowed to take 3. They were watching me so pardon the photos.
The Chocolate Lover castle errr building also houses the Castle of Baking and Confectionery Arts. They teach you how to decorate cupcakes, bake (pies, cinnamon rolls, cakes, etc), make delightful frosting and even polvoron. Check out their class schedules on their website here. Here’s a photo from their website and if you’re planning on putting up a pastry business, you might want to give their classes a try.
Seriously! How cute is this bag / cake?!
Here’s a map to the location of Chocolate Lover in P. Tuazon:
I got that from their Facebook page (link below this post). If you know Cubao, there’s a street right in front of SM Hypermarket in Main Avenue. It’s that corner where the Samson College building is located (is that the name? I can’t remember, but it’s Samson something). You just enter that street and look to your right. The Chocolate Lover building is at the corner of P. Tuazon and C. Benites St. Like what I said earlier, it’s pretty hard to miss. If you’re taking a cab, you might just even mention it’s a castle and the driver will already know where to go. Either that or they’ll take you to Star City.
Chocolate Lover is open daily, but here are their store hours:
- Monday to Saturday – 9am to 6pm
- Sunday – 9am to 12:30 noon
According to the sign at their doors, they’re closed during Sundays of April and May. Also, you must check their website or their Facebook page or email them ([email protected]) to find out their schedule this coming Christmas season in case you’ll be needing baking supplies.
Photo from their Facebook page
They currently have 2 branches. Addresses and contact numbers are below:
- Cubao branch: 45 P.Tuazon Blvd. corner C. Benites St., Cubao, Quezon City – 724-4964, 724-5752, 411-7474
- Kitanlad branch: 2 Kitanlad St. corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City – 7328576, 7417487
Have you gone shopping at Chocolate Lover? What loots have you bought from them? Share, will yah?!
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