For this year’s Mother’s Day, show the moms in your life how much they mean to you. Whether you’re celebrating this special day in person or via Zoom, make sure to shower them with extra love and a little bit of sweetness. If you’re still in search of what to gift mom who’s serious about chocolate, here’s a list of places where you can get this luscious dessert in Manila. Trust us, every chocolate-loving mom will appreciate a box or two of these delicious desserts.
For Mother’s Day, Alt Scoops has released a limited edition collection as a tribute to all the moms. The collection is showcasing their Dark Chocolate (P350) flavor wrapped in pints you can personalize. You can even add a little quiz for your mom to answer before getting a spoonful of this creamy combination of Auro 77% Couverture Chocolate, cocoa powder, and oat milk.
Alt Scoops Gelato is So Creamy, You Won’t Believe it’s Vegan
Aly’s Cookie Bar
If you’re into buttery, moist, and soft cookies, you better check out Aly’s Cookie Bar. These cookies are made in small batches and use high-quality ingredients which you can taste in every bite. Believe it or not, these get better after some time in the fridge. Trust me, I’ve tried it! Treat your mom (and yourself) with their Triple Chocolate Chunk or the Dark Chocolate Fleur de Sel, priced at P450/6pcs. For Mother’s Day, you can upgrade to their special ACB gift box for only P95 when you order two boxes.
Home to the original cake in a pan in the Philippines, Big Al’s is known for their cakes in a tin tray topped with thick chocolate ganache. Make sure to not skip on their other offerings like their Chocolate Caramel Cake (P400-P1,950) which is their decadent chocolate cake topped with their signature caramel sauce.
Butternut Bakery’s cakes aren’t just pretty to look at, they actually taste as good as they look. For Mother’s Day, they are offering three mom-approved options. One of which is called the Lilac Dream (P1,600), a single-origin chocolate decadence cake covered in a pretty lilac buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.
It’s Cheat Day
Cheat day or not, you need to get your hands on these faux Twix Bars (P300/8pcs; P750/22pcs). These bars have a shortbread base layered with gooey dulce de leche, thick dark chocolate and finished off with some Maldon sea salt flakes to balance the sweetness. This is definitely a dessert you should be putting on your radar. You can even add a Chocolate dedication for only P5/letter!
Bonbon for Mother’s Day? Très bon! For this special day, KO Pâtissier is offering heart-shaped pastel bonbons. Each box (P1,500) will have four flavors — lavender, baileys, raspberry lychee, and key lime pie. Hurry though as they only have limited boxes of these.
Burnt Basque Cheesecake was really popular during the quarantine season and La Crema is one of the stores that we’ve been watching out for. They have six flavors and their Dark Chocolate Burnt Basque Cheesecake (P275-P1,450) is a standout. They use Callebaut dark chocolate and Ghirardelli cocoa which makes for the rich and decadent flavor with just the right amount of sweetness.
Theo & Brom
Vanilla meets their Gooey Ganache Magic Tableya Cake for this limited edition Mother’s Day offering. Each tub has its signature Theo & Brom cake covered in ivory-colored Swiss meringue buttercream frosting and garnished with minimalist pink florals. Their Mother’s Day delight package (P2,999) comes with two cakes, one Tableya Filipina Miniature Rounds, one Goo Goo Jar Insanely Rich Tableya Goo, a Mother’s Day gift card, and a special paper bag.