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Valor Chocolates: Behind The Pleasure

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Over 130 years of passion for chocolate and a voyage of over 12,000 miles to select three of the best cacaos in the world… that is the secret hiding behind the boundless pleasure experienced upon tasting a piece of Valor Chocolates. Pure chocolate, chocolate with Mediterranean Marcona almonds, hot chocolate, chocolate mousse, handmade and signature bonbons… Valor Chocolates’ palette of flavors is immense. This international brand, present in over 50 countries, makes all its bars in its facilities in Villajoyosa, Spain.

The result: the leading Spanish brand in the chocolate industry, producing over 13 million tons of sweets each year. That’s tons of pleasure!

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Valor Chocolates’ history is defined by a passion for a single product: the best chocolate. Behind this passion, we find a family of master chocolatiers who set up factory in 1881 led by Valeriano López Lloret, founder of the brand. He gave a name and personality to what has become the leading Spanish company in the chocolate industry and whose prestige has extended far beyond its borders.

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Currently, the brand continues to manufacture its entire “From Bean to Bar” range from its production plant in Villajoyosa, Spain. With over 235,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, this factory produces 13 million tons of sweets each year. Bars and chocolate bonbons are exported to more than 50 countries, thanks to Valor Chocolates’ internationalization policy. This includes a major subsidiary in the United States, Valor Chocolates USA, Inc., that has been in existence for over a decade and is responsible for distributing its products throughout the Americas.

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Valor Chocolate Negro

The Innovation Behind the Pleasure…

The pleasure that lies in each bite of Valor Chocolates is achieved, in part, by its commitment to innovation, one of the company’s fundamental pillars. Innovation that unites with tradition to amaze the most discerning palates. This year the brand has presented its new range of sugar-free bars, which are now sweetened with stevia, a natural sweetener derived from a plant originating in South America that is 15 times sweeter than sugar.

The sugar-free bars come in a broad range that is ideal for chocolate lovers who are watching their figures or need to control their sugar intake. They retain all the flavor and pleasure of the brand’s chocolate—without the sugar. They also come in an unbelievable array of sugar-free offerings: Dark; 70% Dark; Dark with Whole Marcona Almonds; Dark with Whole Hazelnuts; Dark with Chocolate Mousse Truffle; Milk Chocolate; Milk Chocolate with Whole Marcona Almonds; Milk Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts; Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Truffle Filling. They’re all amazing!

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Another significant innovation is the brand’s exclusive Philippine launch of Valor Hazelnut Spread that comes in regular and sugar free variants. It is made with 13% hazelnuts and its sugar free variant is a delectable treat to diabetics or on a diet.

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Valor has a wide range of portfolio that are still to come to the Philippine market. It recently created the Dessert Range, keeping in mind all those who love to prepare professional desserts at home, providing the best products to achieve recipe perfection.

Another significant innovation is the brand’s special attention to food intolerances and its broad range of gluten-free products. Its Lactose-Free Milk Chocolate Bars with the same milk chocolate goodness is ideal for those who are lactose-intolerant. The impressive Professional Range of Valor Chocolates—a large portfolio of products made using the best selection of the brand’s cacaos and chocolates, targeting connoisseurs of the confectionary world, a market with the highest standards made up of confectioners, pastry chefs and chefs, among others.

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Cake made by Valor Chocolates

Cake made by Valor Chocolates

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Valor Owners Luis and Gonzalo

Valor Owners Luis and Gonzalo

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The brand has just been introduced to the Philippine market and it is receiving favorable feedback from consumers.

And its a perfect everyday treat for us chocolate lovers! Also, if you’re looking for a perfect gift to anyone whether of any age- Valor is the one.

Discover the pleasure behind Valor chocolates is just within reach from leading retailers nationwide.

XOXO,
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This is my Dole Launch 2013

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proved to be a fruitful day for Dole Philippines as it launched its newest campaign, “This is My Dole,” aiming to emphasize that nutrition, beauty, and health is for everyone and that there is a Dole product that best satisfies anyone’s needs. To help promote their message of wellness, Dole Philippines also introduced its fresh and hot line-up of ambassadors: model-turned-actor Jon Avila, Chef Jeremy Favia, beauty guru and fashion maven Bianca Valerio, and most sought-after sportsman Phil Younghusband.

Julz as the Host

Julz as the Host

Noel A. Casanova, Regional Business Director, DOLE Asia

Noel A. Casanova,
Regional Business Director, DOLE Asia

Jon Avila’s strong arms and washboard abs are enough proof that the sun is not the only thing that sizzles this season.As a wellness addict, this hunk has never had a problem with staying fit as he makes it a point to break a sweat and eat healthy.
Fresh-faced chef and gourmand, Jeremy Favia has his own cooking show with a strong following. As the newest Dole ambassador, handsome Chef Jeremy will help create and prepare quick and easy healthy recipes perfect for the health-conscious.
With her striking good looks and her killer physique, Bianca Valerio is the brand’s all-around glamazon. As one of the country’s most favourite fashion and beauty personalities, she best embodies all the glamorous and fabulous things about living healthy.
Being one of the country’s hottest football players, it is no surprise that Phil Younghusband leads a very active and busy life. With talent not limited to sports, he is also one of the most-sought after endorsers in the industry. Phil is the epitome of strength and vigour, perfect for Dole Philippines’ image.

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Poch Zenarosa,
Marketing Manager for DOLE Asia discusses their new campaign “This is my DOLE”

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The Ambassadors with the host Julz

The Ambassadors with the host Julz

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with Julz

The Brand Ambassadors from Left: Chef Jeremy Favia, Bianca Valerio, Phil Younghusband and Jon Avila

The Brand Ambassadors from Left: Chef Jeremy Favia, Bianca Valerio, Phil Younghusband and Jon Avila

The event, held at the Mandarin Oriental, also unveiled the This is My Dole anthem video featuring the different ambassadors doing what they do best while enjoying the Dole products that best suit their active lifestyles. The guests also enjoyed healthy cocktails and refreshing drinks, perfect for escaping the summer heat.

Find Out How You Can Be the Next Dole Ambassador

Stay up-to-date with Dole Philippines by liking Dole PH on Facebook and following @ThisIsMyDole on Twitter and Instagram. Catch your favourite Dole ambassador when you watch the “This is My Dole” music video on http://www.youtube.com/ThisIsMyDole.

XOXO,
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