Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Villa del Conte: A Real Passion for Chocolates (GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!)

I hate to admit it, but I first heard about Villa del Conte from an ex-boyfriend. I still remember it vividly: the store was set to open in Resorts World, where the ex was working, and he kept talking about how he would take me there when it opened. He never did.

Well, after a few months had gone by and I no longer felt pain whenever I walked into Resorts World, I took matters into my own hands and rewarded myself with the choco fix that I so rightfully deserved.

And now, even after two weeks of wallowing in chocolate heaven, thanks to Villa del Conte and their generosity, I regret nothing.

Villa del Conte is located on the Ground Floor of Resorts World Manila and is very hard to miss what with their bright orange colors and their quaint Italian look.

Although this is currently their only proper "walk-in store" to date, they also have kiosks available on the 3rd floor of TriNoma, the 2nd floor of Greenbelt 5, and the 3rd floor of Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

The name "Villa del Conte" comes from the idyllic rural locale in Padova, Italy, where their artisanal chocolates are created, the recipes of which have been passed on from generation to generation.

These traditional fine chocolates have been made and handcrafted for 75 years now, so you can be sure that only the best premium ingredients have been placed into each cioccolatini.

I went with my resident food review buddy, Jacob Gayanelo of Project Jacob G, and my resident Resorts World date, Vergil Chua of Right on the Verge.

With Jacob on the left and with Vergil on the right.

Token vanity shot by a mirror!

Villa del Conte even gets their packaging perfectly, so that every time you buy chocolates from them, you actually take home a piece of Italian charm with you:

After taking photos of the store, we then headed over to Cafe Maxims next door to have coffee and get a taste of what Villa del Conte has to offer. And boy, was I a happy camper after that!

To be perfectly honest, one bite in itself of Villa del Conte's chocolates is enough to get a fill of sumptous flavors that only top quality and authentic chocolates can offer - I guarantee it!

We didn't leave a single piece untouched!

Although all of them were extremely delicious for my taste buds, I would especially recommend the Praline Balls in Dark Chocolate with Coffee Cream Filling. Yum yum!

The best part is that Villa del Conte also has services to customize chocolates with exclusive packaging choices that are ideal for corporate giveaways, weddings and various other occasions.

They also have these adorable Ovicini chocolates that I absolutely fell in love with. I wanted to buy an entire jar, but knew I would only end up putting it on display because of the chocolates' pretty colors instead of eating them. :p


Do you want to take home some delicious chocolates from Villa del Conte, too? Or do you want to give your significant other some delicious chocolate goodies, perhaps? Then join this Villa del Conte giveaway by following these mechanics:

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  1. You look totally amazing in these photos. I love how you wore that maxi skirt! You've got my mouth watering looking at all this chocolate...I love little chocolate shops like this they're so charming! how fun!

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  2. aaaaaaaaaaah, choco heaven! i wanna live in that place!!! <3


  3. I hope I win, Angel! I love chocolates!

  4. Yummy! I wanna try their chocolates!! :)

    Join my giveaway here:


  5. I want chocolates D:


  6. SARAP!! :) ito pala yung nakita ko sa RW! :)


  7. wow sarap i love chocolate sana manalo ako:)

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  9. I go gaga over chocolates so winning this contest will mean a lot to me. :)

    Those treats looks sooooooo yummy! :)


  10. hi ms. angel! thanks for the invitation. definitely joining! :)


  11. Hoping to win! Thanks for the invite! :)

  12. Oh my goodness.. this is my weakness!

  13. I ❤ chocolates. A certified chocoholic here. (◡‿◡)

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