Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First artisan chocolate experience with Villa Del Conte

I am a chocoholic! My sweet tooth can't live without it.

Every time I see luxurious chocolate brands, I know I'll get to taste it real soon. It turned to be true. With luck, I won from Villa Del Conte's Facebook page. I got a Villa Del Conte Grande box filled with assortment of praline sticks and praline balls with different fillings.
Why I Love Chocolates?
My life is chocolate-enriched!
Chocolates awaken my senses, boost my spirit and ignite my mind.
Giving magical bliss and delight to my heart.
Chocolates are my healthiest indulgence!
The vitamins that my soul and my body needs. 
Making my day delicious, my night heavenly and my life perfectly sweet.
- Czaroma Roman, winning answer :)
Wow! These Villa Del Conte's cioccolato are authentic artisan chocolates from Padova, Italy. Now, I'll get to taste these without even going to Italy.

Claimed my box at Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

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Thank you Villa Del Conte!
My box of sweet treats in its elegant packaging. So beautiful and classy, making it perfect for gift-giving.

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Grande box 500 g Php 1680
I didn't wait to get home to open my treasure.

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I opened my box and saw these wrapped goodies that looked like jewels. They handed me a catalogue to know more about Villa Del Conte and see what's inside each wrapper, but I choose the excitement of not knowing what I'll get.

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Praline balls and Praline sticks
I love my Villa Conte chocolate treat!

I find the Pralines Balls truly amazing for its luscious chocolate taste. The Praline balls come in dark and milk chocolate with hazelnut, macadamia cream, caramel cream, cacao cream and coffee cream fillings.

I enjoyed the refreshing uniqueness of the Praline Sticks. It makes me love fruity-filled chocolates, which I'm not usually fond of. The Praline sticks comes with orange cream, strawberry cream, watermelon cream, banana cream, mint cream and blueberry cream fillings.

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Each bite is filled with sumptuous flavors with a melt-in-your-mouth goodness. They are indeed chocolatey and have an exceptionally rich and decadent texture. It truly gives me that happiness-in-a-bite-feeling!

Even my family take pleasure in tasting these authentic Italian chocolates. That's my best way of eating chocolates - sharing it with everyone.

Thank you Villa Del Conte for that first truly exquisite and authentic Cioccolato experience.

"May your life be dipped in chocolate." - Villa Del Conte blessing
Grab a Villa Del Conte ciocollato and get a taste of Italy - and heaven in every bite!

Villa Del Conte
Shangri-la Plaza Mall

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Books For Less Warehouse Sale

I always have a blast going to warehouse book sales!

This time, my sister and I decided to check out Books For Less Warehouse Sale.

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Whooaa we can't believe that almost all books are 10 pesos each!

Books of all kinds - novels, papebacks, reference books, atlas, fiction, non-fiction, etc. are all over the place. I don't mind the dusty place since it's a treasure trove.

This is like the best kind of ukay-ukay for books. Hunting for bargains is such a thrill. I know that bookworms, book hunters, bibliophiles and bibliogeeks would agree with me, right?

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book haven! where will you start?
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checking out the fiction titles (credits to my sister for all the pics) 
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look at those piles of children's books 
My sister and I spent more than an hour picking out books for our kids. The place is happiness!

filling our boxes with books
Here's our book haul. I got all these books for only 340 pesos!

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love all these :)
My sister got 40 books and spent only 400 pesos! Such a good deal.

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my nephew will enjoy all these :)

It's a 1-month long warehouse sale that runs until August 31, so I'm definitely going back for more. I know my sisters and kids would tag along. Buti na lang, the warehouse is less than 15 minutes away (without traffic) from where we live.

So, see you at the warehouse! This book bargain is something you don't want to miss!

We were told that they replenish books daily, so you can always get to have great finds everyday.


The warehouse is located in Mercedes Avenue, Pasig City. It is just right after Robinsons Supermarket and East Raya Condominium. The warehouse is in front of La Consolacion College.

Tip: Weekdays are the best. Be there early.

see, it is a warehouse!
check the map

Books for Less Warehouse Sale
August 1 to 31, 2014 (except Sundays and holidays)
643 Mercedez Ave. Bgy. San Miguel Pasig City
For inquiries call 633-8554 or (0917) 630-9999