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Ready-to-Drink beverage in four variants from Philippine Tablea now out in the market developed by DOST-ITDI

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) had launched four new variants of its Ready-to-Drink (RTD) native chocolate product line.

Developed by the Institute's Food Processing Division (FPD), these shelf-stble drinks had been introduced during a product press launch last February 22, 2024 in Bicutan, Taguig City.

The four variants are developed from the Philippine tablea pronounced as tableya). Tablea de batirol, sikwate or tablea-eh is a native Filipino tsokolate drink traditionally prepared in a pot over medium fire and stirred using a batirol to produce a frothy drink. (A batirol is a wooden tool used to mix the drink before serving to prevent bits of tablea from sinking to the bottom of the pot.)

The chocolate beverage is made from three basic ingredients: pure, finely ground cacao beans that is molded into a ball called tablea, water, and sugar. The use of pure tablea gives the drink a rich, dark, and bitter chocolate flavor.




The following are the four (4) different variants formulated to address specific consumer needs:

  1. RTD Dairy-Based Tablea - a chocolate drink for people who wants to enjoy benefits of whole milk.

  2. RTD Lactose-Free Tablea - formulated for lactose intolerant people.

  3. RTD Vegan Tablea - provides the consumers the relaxation of drinking a chocolate beverage using plant-based milk

  4. RTD Vegan/Sugar-Free Tablea - ideal for sugar-sensitive (diabetic) consumers and people who are restricting their carbohydrate intake.

For inquiries you may message DOST-ITDI email or contact (02)8683-7750 local 2184 / 2265

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