This Tablea From Cebu Is Being Showcased In Russia!
Our local cacao beans continue to gain international recognition.
Tablea Chocolate, a Cebu-based chocolatier, took part in this year's WorldFood Moscow which is an international food and drink exhibition in Russia held from September 24 to 27, 2019.
Tablea Chocolate is owned by Armi Lopez Garcia under the Armson Foods Corporation but was first founded by her daughter, Aya Garcia Shlachter. It was Aya who believed in the quality of the family's tablea recipe that was passed on for generations and generations before her.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Armi said that "Russians love our chocolate because it has the natural smell." Tablea Chocolate offers over 50 different products made with locally-sourced cacao from farmers and cacao-growing communities. They offer a selection of chocolate bars, coffee, and drink mixes, just to name a few.
For this year's WorldFood Moscow, the Philippine exhibit was spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture and Philippine Trade and Investment Center PTIC-Moscow. There are fourteen other Philippine-based companies that took part in the WorldFood Moscow, namely Bahaghari Global Food Inc. (banana chips), Busnesspeople Inc. (nutritional supplements and beverages), Century Pacific Food Inc. (canned fish, meat, and dairy), Fisher Farms (seafood products), Lao Intergated Farms, Inc. (organic farming and healthy living), Mapagmahal Foods, Monde M.Y. San Corporation (biscuits), NPJN Food Co. (banana chips), Oleo-Fats, Incorporated, Pasciolco Agri Ventures (organic coconut products), Philbest Canning Corporation, Philippine Grocers Food Exports, Inc. (noodles, sauces, and preserves), Philippine Department of Agriculture (promoting agricultural development), Samance Agro Products Inc., and See's International Food Manufacturing Corp (banana chips).
DTI Trade Promotions Group Undersecretary Abdulgani M. Macatoman says, "We are now looking at Russia as an emerging market for Philippine exports as we take advantage of the improving trade relations in both countries."
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