My friend and I did a little experiment last week with Flat Tops and Curly Tops. Interesting diba? Haven't you ever wondered the difference between the two??? (hehehe... the truth is, I just wanted to buy chocolates in the grocery in spite of my colds. I used the experiment to get loads of sweet stuffs! lol!)
Anyway, here are some of our findings :
1. made by Ricoa: Both are manufactured by Ricoa, a local chocolate manufacturer in the Philippines, been in ops since I can remember. Another fav product is their ricoa cocoa powder, we use that for baking and also for my ina’s special champorado...mmm parang bagay for this rainy weather)
2. price & packaging: Price and packaging sizes are similar as we scanned through the grocery. Packaging design almost looks identical. Familiarity with the products' colors (which I assume, people my age are well aware of since we all grew up with these chocos) help you distinguish which is which.
3. brands: Named as such because of their tops! (i assume) Flat Tops have flat top surface, while Curly Tops (from the box) have curly ridges because of its "cupcake-like" cover. Those we bought look very similar though because of the packaging. (sana they retained the curls pa din)
4. look, taste, texture: aside from the flat and curly tops, the two differ slightly in their colors. Curly Tops have darker/ richer brown color than Flat tops. Based on their packaging, both are milk chocolates. The two taste the same but varies in their texture. Flat Tops is a bit dry & crumbly, while Curly Tops has rich & smooth consistency.
So what’s our verdict? 2 hands for Curly Tops for its distinct smooth texture and rich chocolate taste! J(but Hubby’s sticking with Flat Tops daw… )
|my accomplice: mae :-)|