Dreaming of feasting this holiday season the guilt-free way? Cocoro Sugar is a social enterprise that produces natural, healthy and sustainable sugar substitute proudly made by empowered Filipino farmers in CDO and Davao to help those finding a way to lose weight and for diabetics to continue enjoying sweets and indulge responsibly.
Cocoro Ivory is the light colored variant of Cocoro Sugar that can be used as substitute for white sugar. It’s perfect for cooking, baking or even as simple as making fruit juices! Cocoro Dark Caramel is an alternative for brown sugar. It’s good for your coffee and tea or when cooking your favorite adobo!
Since coconut sugar is an easy substitute in recipes that has sugar, Cocoro Sugar is working together with Little Owl Cafe (located in 65 Broadway Avenue New Manila, Q.C.) to create healthy delights that are on request for diners who would like to feast and enjoy during the holidays without giving up on deliciously sweet treats.
Get a healthy start by getting the Roasted Beet Salad, a mixture of lollo rosso, romaine, arugula, blue cheese, walnuts and freshly roasted beets drizzled with balsamic dressing made with Cocoro Ivory. Feast on the temptingly non-sinful Chicken Tocino marinated with Cocoro Dark Caramel on a bed of garlic rice that is rich in aroma and packed with flavor then a poached egg and pickled onions on the side. For a delicious ending to the meal, there are Pecan Pie made with layers of apple slices and crunchy pecans on top mixed with Cocoro Dark Caramel and Calamansi Tart Brûlée made of freshly squeezed calamansi, cream with Cocoro Ivory.
With a low glycemic index and presence of inulin within Cocoro Sugar, it helps maintain blood sugar level, blocks the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream and prevents sugar high or crash.
Unlike the regular cane or table sugar which undergoes heavy refining process that strips off its nutrients, Cocoro Sugar contains trace minerals, such as iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and more because of the boiling process it takes to create it. Coconut sugar is not from the coconut fruit but from the sap when boiled becomes a sticky syrup-like liquid that later dries into the sweet and dry sugar. Dessert lovers and sweet tooths who are on a diet or are diabetics can now have sweets naturally using Cocoro Sugar without resorting to artificial sweeteners like aspertame, saccharin or non-nutritive sweeteners which are still being studied by different institutions regarding its side effects.
Cocoro Sugar, being a social enterprise, supports coconut farmers in CDO and Davao as a partner in expanding their knowledge in the development of coconut sugar, in sustaining their livelihood and to increase the regular source of income in their communities. They are given the proper equipment in the production of pure, natural coco sap sugar and they are empowered to harvest the best coconut saps to be transformed into coconut sugar which are not only locally distributed but are exported in Hong Kong and Saudi as well.
With Cocoro Sugar, you’re on your road to wellness! As it brings you honest, reliable and proudly Filipino-made natural sugar substitute that you can trust!
Cocoro Sugar is now available in Salcedo Market (on Saturdays), Landmark Makati, Citysuper Trinoma, Robinsons Supermarkets, Unimart, Makati Supermart (Alabang), Earth Kitchen, Pops Candy Store and Duty Free Philippines, Cocoro Natural Sugar has two variants: Cocoro Ivory and Cocoro Dark Caramel.