May 27, 2009

Chocophrenia: Simply Impeccable.

"Simply Impeccable"
Written By: Gen Medina

Apparently, my previous rendezvous with Ms. Miren's delightful revel bars was not enough to satisfy my 21 years worth of aching sweet tooth. Ironically, it further heightened my cravings for sugar! xD It was a total miscalculation on my part, but I'd be stupid to complain. Haha.

So it was May 20, 2009, exactly a day after I last tasted the revel bars. Once again, I found myself browsing through Multiply for a new batch of treats to indulge with. I clicked various links in a frenzy, and new tabs began to appear in my window one after the other. In a matter of minutes, my single Firefox window had been jammed with so many tabs that I was afraid my computer would hang and eventually die on me! The fact that it did not still amazes me up to now...

Anyway, the search for the perfect treat was unexpectedly challenging. Despite my grumbling stomach, nothing seemed to rouse my appetite. Even worse, I could feel myself losing all interest gradually. I closed the many tabs as fast as I opened them, and made a mental note to close the whole window after looking at the very last sweets shop. Truth be told, I was all set to retreat empty-handedly from my quest for that particular night.

And then, I came across Chocophrenia's Site.

Looking at the products, I was initially apathetic. "Too many chocolates!", I thought and cringed. But then, I saw her Deep Fried Oreo treats, and all other protests were quickly forgotten as I clicked the album.

I had to admit that I was curious of the taste, especially since they looked really alien to me. Also, there were many feedbacks about them being truly delicious, which really didn't help in making me decide NOT to order. So I did; I filled out the form (after making sure that delivery is allowed, of course), and since I was already placing an order, I figured I might as well try some of the other goodies offered to maximize the delivery expenses.

I ended up placing the largest order quantity out of everyone in the current line-up! So much for sample purchasing. xD

Coincidentally, Chocophrenia's Site is managed by Chimverlynn, the same girl behind The Secret Life of Online Shopping. I was really surprised upon discovering this, since Chim used to be a reseller of Curls and Twirls, and that despite our frequent exchange of PM's and text messages, she has never mentioned anything about owning a chocolate specialty store. I believe I was more than outspoken in telling her how delightful a surprise it was for me to come across her sweets shop, and that she's so talented. I sounded like a raving fangirl that time, but I couldn't help it. I see people with cooking/baking efficiency as people who someone such as myself should worship, because - hey, have I ever told you? - I'm a cooking disaster with a face. ^^

Anyway, my orders were originally set to be delivered on May 25, but Chim told me she could have them shipped on Friday if I wanted - which, of course, I did. I made a quick payment via G-Cash, and when the goodies were delivered to our house on the intended date, the timing could not be anything but perfect.

That Friday, I was stressed. I felt restless and more than irritated, and the temperature in my room didn't do anything to cool down my mood. I was on the phone with Cring, feeling my temper rising to another degree as I whine about PhilPost and their stupid customs. When our conversation had to be put on a temporary halt because she has yet to finish her lunch, I could only resort to watching TV to relax myself. There was a knock on the door before I heard it being opened, and in came my cousin's wife, Ate Rose, a big plastic containing a few boxes of chocolates in hand. It took me a brief moment to realize that those chocolates were actually MY much-awaited but momentarily forgotten goodies.

This time, I remembered to snap a few pictures of them with my phone before digging in.

Deep Fried Oreos. I went for them first, and on the first bite, I was hooked. The outer bread did a good job in preserving the natural flavor of everyone's favorite cookie, and the fact that they're not oily and greasy despite being deep-fried makes you relish the taste more. The bread itself is tasty; its faint buttery flavor goes really well with the sweetness of the Oreo cookies. I'm seriously thinking of topping them with vanilla ice cream and sprinkles the next time I order another batch. I have a feeling I'll love them so much more! xD

White Choco Flakes. Surprisingly, I got quite addicted with them. White chocolate has never been my favorite because its overly creamy taste tends to make me gag, but Chim's are different; the level of milk is just right. Partnered with a generous amount of not-too-sweet corn flakes, it's pretty much a given that they've become instant favorites of mine!

Assorted Choco Tops. I was only able to taste the brown top, and I'm not even certain if it's milk chocolate or dark chocolate. As expected, the rich flavor is present, but they're too sweet for my taste. I adored the mini marshmallows though. I gave the remaining pieces to my boyfriend's niece, the very pretty Sabel. She's also my "adopted daughter". Harhar.

Cookies n' Cream. I specifically ordered the batch of chocolates and brownies for my boyfriend, but of course, I couldn't resist to steal some for myself! ^^ Anyway, the flavor came out too strong for me that it even numbed my tongue for a while, so I guess this just proves I'm not cut out for too much chocolates. My boyfriend liked them though.

All in all, Chocophrenia's treats were worth every peso I paid for. Although some of them didn't click with my overly strict not-so-sweet sweets policy and the overall presentation is a bit sloppy and messy, it's undeniable that they were all made with love and care by a pair of really talented hands.

In addition, these delightful chocolates were successful in subduing my violent temper AND returning me to my usually chipper mood. Food, especially chocolates, do NOT have that kind of effect on me normally.

Keeping this in mind, I guess it's safe to say that Chocophrenia's chocolates are so good that they can counterattack even the most explosive of tempers!

Dare to believe?

Trust me; you won't regret it.


Note to self: Keep telling yourself you're not getting fat and that everything else simply happens to be shrinking. Maybe it will come true.


  1. ui sis napaiyak mo ko! kasi na nose bleed ako! joke! hahaha

    thank you sis pang magazine yan review mo ha super thanks you super excited ako umuwi para makwento ko my mom yang review mo bout me and chocophrenia super THANK YOU tlga!

    dnt wori hahanap ako ng SUGAR FREE CHOCO BARS for you :)



  2. oo nga sarap ng chocolate ni sis pepay! =) keep it up sis! =)

  3. c chim pa??
    masarap talaga chocos nyan!
    penge naman ako nyan...