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TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — A Bohol-based chocolate maker just bagged an international award.

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Young Boholana entrepreneur Dalareich Polot, who has been given the monicker the “Chocolate Princess of Bohol,” won the APEC 2019 Business Efficiency and Success Target (BEST) Award under the family business support category, which was held in Chile on October 2, 2019.

Where to find the best chocolate? Of course, in Bohol, home of the world-renowned Chocolate Hills!

What if we tell you that the chocolate we are so used to eating – isn’t actually made with pure chocolate?

(Tagbilaran City, Bohol) The Philippines is slowly making its mark as a chocolate producer thanks to inspiring entrepreneurs pushing for a thriving chocolate industry.

Dalareich Polot wasn’t born with a golden spoon but she sure had luck on her side. With a name like Dalareich, which may sound like “dollar” and “rich” (she was actually named after a former Panglao mayor), you can never go wrong.

Bohol’s “Chocolate Princess” and entrepreneur Dalareich Polot was among this year’s recipients of the APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target (BEST) Award given during the Women and the Economy Forum in La Serena, Chile.

Dalareich Chocolate House is cementing its world reputation as a complementary stop when visiting the Chocolate Hills of Bohol after the Filipino chocolate brand won its third international recognition from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit held in Chile in October.

‘THERE is chocolate in Bohol!” answers proud Boholana and chocolatier Dalareich Polot. Dubbed the Chocolate Princess of Bohol, her mission is to include Bohol in the world’s chocolate map.

A bean-to-bar chocolate handmade from cacao beans, Dalareich Food Products sources its tablea (roasted, ground and molded nibs of fermented cacao beans) from small farmers in Sierra Bullones and Carmen towns of Bohol province, renowned for its Chocolate Hills.