Choco-late de Batirol in Camp John Hay: Reviving Traditions

If you are a chocolate lover, Camp John Hay in Baguio may not seem like the most obvious place to visit. However, it absolutely should be. Not only that Camp John Hay is home to its own amazing forest watershed reservation, but also for its Choco-late de Batirol. There is no other better chocolate drink that would stick to my mind other than what Choco-late de Batirol can offer. You can go so much high quality chocolate in a drink that it will make your head spin.

Anyone can enter the small shop, but it isn’t exactly the most welcoming place today. Since the place is under renovation, they only have menu for take-out, and that includes the best-tasting choco-late de batirol!

Choco-Late de Batirol is made the traditional way. Thus, the tag line “reviving traditions”. They first heat the drink in the stove. Then, they transfer it to a golden metal pot which for me is very cute. They use a wooden stirring rod called “batirol”. Using the palm of the hands, the batirol is rotated to stir the drink. This causes the thick texture of the drink. Their best-selling drink is the traditional drink which is the plain hot choco. We also ordered the Baguio version which has strawberry flavor added to the drink. They are both deliciously made!

Choco-late de Batirol : The Making

The drink was very rich with thick consistency. If you are a fan of raw chocolate, then, choco-late de batirol may be your heaven which is the reason why I wanted to post this.

Wait, there is more!

Apart from the chocolate drinks, they also offer other foods which are perfect for the cold weather in Baguio. However, we only ordered the drinks since that was the main purpose why we got there. But, I am pretty sure bibingka and suman + hot choco is a a perfect match!

Chocolate de Batirol – Baguio
Gate 2, Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 8.00pm
Friday: 9.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am to 10.00pm

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Jessie
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I love the technique and methods behind this. It sounds like regardless of renovation this place is a must-see!

Kelly Martin
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Kelly Martin

This looks great. I love anything to do with chocolate!

Kristine Nicole Alessandra
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Kristine Nicole Alessandra

This brings back memories of my grandmother. She made the best hot cocoa using a batirol. Oh, and she made her own tablea too from the cacao beans she got from the trees in her backyard. If I get to visit Baguio, I will make sure to give their version a try.

Nigar Rahman
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I love chocolate!The method of chocolate with anything is innovative.I think this taste will yummy!

Ntensibe Edgar Michael
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Nnniiiiccceeeeee….I would love to visit Cholocale-de-Batirol! Anything made the old-school way never loses that “Midas touch”!

Surekha-dreamingloud
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Surekha-dreamingloud

I love that they are still making their chocolates in traditional way. Nothing beats the experience of drinking or eating foods that are made with lots of patience.

WanderlustBeautyDreams
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What a cool technique. I would love to try this chocolate out!

Emily Fata
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I have never heard of Camp John Hay in Baguio before, but as a chocolate lover, I feel like I’m really missing out! Clearly, this is a place that I need to get over to experience myself.

Tiffany La Forge-Grau
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Tiffany La Forge-Grau

Now that looks like the way to enjoy a coco late! I would love to get my hand on a cup.

Josh
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Josh

Cold weather plus this is perfect! It is nice that traditions like this are practiced!

Nyxie
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Very interesting. It’s lovely that they’ve stuck to the old ways of making chocolate. Upholding their heritage.

Tara Pittman
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This is a drink that I would enjoy. I love chocolate and I need to try this drink

Laura G
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Your post reminded me of the hot chocolate we drank on a chocolate plantation in Costa Rica. Nothing tastes as good as a real hot chocolate!!

Krysten Quiles
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What that is so interesting, what a fun technique. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

Ola @ WanderWithOla
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Oh wow, this is really interesting. I’m a chocolate lover and would love to visit this place one day!

Heather @ US Japan Fam
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Ooooooh I’m a HUGE hot chocolate fan, I’ve gotta try this! To date, my favorite cup ever was in Prague, it was so thick it was like they had just melted a bar of chocolate straight into the cup LOL!

Unta
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Somebody said chocolate? I love everything chocolate related, and I would loooove to try this too.

Susan1375
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Susan1375

What a facilitating post. I love hot chocolate.

Lisa at Following the Rivera
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Lisa at Following the Rivera

As a big chocolate fan I highly support this post! I wasn’t aware that cocoa grew in this part of the world. I’m intrigued to try this drink!

Paula Stewart
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Even if I didn’t love chocolate drinks, I would order the drink just to watch them make it! And, that rocking horse is just amazing. I would love to have something so beautiful.

Candace Hampton
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Great post! I bet that it’s a whole new experience. Sounds really good! Thanks for sharing.

Scott Gombar
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I am not much of a chocolate person but I would still visit. This place is interesting.

Rosey
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Rosey

It does sound good. I am delighted to see Tang on the menu. I haven’t had that since I was a very little girl!