A big day celebration becomes an important moment for many people to share with friends or family. Giving gifts is an activity that cannot be separated from a special celebration, one of which is the Chinese New Year. In Indonesia, the Chinese New Year is a great time for ethnic Chinese families to gather. It is during this gathering moment that the gift-giving activity is carried out.
As is well known, angpau is a tradition of giving envelopes filled with money during the Chinese New Year from married people to unmarried people. In addition to red packets, several Chinese New Year specialties, such as tea-sets, are also common gifts given. Sharing food is also a tradition that continues, such as giving and eating cakes with friends or family. However, giving cakes has become common during the Chinese New Year. Now, it is time to explore the many types of food that can be shared with others, one of which is chocolate.
To welcome good fortune in the new year, Chocolate Monggo presents the Lucky Cat 2022 Chinese edition chocolate praline in the shape of a lucky cat with cashew nut cream filling and Mandarin orange peel. This praline chocolate is packaged in an exclusive gold box, making this a choice as a perfect gift.
Chocolate Monggo also offers other options to accompany your Chinese New Year celebrations, such as four variants of the Chinese New Year Chocolate Truffle with milk chocolate ganache filling, dark chocolate ganache, ganache coffee, as well as a combination of dark chocolate ganache with candied Mandarin orange peel, which can be the right snack to be enjoyed with the family. Healthy snacks and unique treats from Chocolate Monggo symbolize good luck in this year of the Water Tiger.
You can get exclusive Chinese-edition products from Chocolate Monggo in all Monggo showrooms and marketplaces and can be ordered via WhatsApp to number +6282133262563.
For those of you who celebrate, Chocolate Monggo wishes you a happy 2022 Chinese New Year. May good luck, peace, health, and happiness surround your days in 2022.
Chinese New Year is the most anticipated celebration for ethnic Chinese around the world. Births symbolized by the zodiac of the Tiger are believed to get a lot of sustenance this year, which has been designated as the year of the Black Tiger with the element of Water. In China, the tiger is known as the king of all animals. The Zodiac with the character of the Tiger is symbolized as a symbol of strength, repellent evil, and courage.
Every year, Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year in their own way. In Indonesia, every family has a different tradition to welcome this new year. Then, what activities can be done to welcome the year of the water tiger in Chinese New Year 2022?
Sharing red packets is a popular tradition at every Chinese New Year celebration. Usually, angpau is given by married people to unmarried people. Giving angpau symbolizes that luck will come to the person who is given angpau.
As in several other big day celebrations, the Chinese community in Indonesia looks forward to the Chinese New Year to gather with their extended family. Many activities are carried out when gathering, one of which is eating together on Chinese New Year night.
Giving gifts is a form of conveying affection to friends or family. The activity of gathering with family during Chinese New Year is the right time to give gifts to each other. One of the choices that are usually given during the Chinese New Year is chocolate.
As a producer of premium-quality local Indonesian chocolate, Chocolate Monggo presents the 2022 Chinese New Year chocolate edition, which is perfect for sharing with friends and family. The combination of Mandarin orange peel with cashew nut cream filling packaged in the shape of this lucky cat can create a sensation of delicacy and freshness for anyone who tries it.
In addition, four variants of Chinese Truffle with milk chocolate ganache filling, dark chocolate ganache, ganache coffee, and a combination of dark chocolate ganache with candied Mandarin orange peel can be the right healthy snacks to enjoy with the family.
Visit each other
In Indonesia, visiting each other with relatives or family is a form of tying the ties of brotherhood. The Chinese community in Indonesia also carries out activities to visit each other’s relatives or families when celebrating Chinese New Year. During the visit, the families chatted with each other casually and gave each other gifts.
Like New Year’s Eve celebrations, Chinese New Year is also inseparable from home decorating activities. Not a few Chinese families in Indonesia decorate certain rooms in their homes to create a Chinese New Year atmosphere when they gather with their family.
At the end of 2020, Chocolate Monggo held a love sharing program as a form of gratitude for closing the year. It was a tough year for all, but it never hurts to keep sharing for others.
Through an activity entitled “A Chocolate Bar for Their Smile”, Chocolate Monggo and several donors gave to 12 orphanages in Yogyakarta. Donations were distributed in the form of chocolate to a total of 307 foster children and 137 orphanage staffs. Donations were given directly by the Management of Chocolate Monggo on 22-30 December, 2020.
Why choose Chocolate in this action? As an authentic, Indonesian premium quality chocolate producer and made by a Chocolate expert from Belgium; Monggo Chocolate is inspired by a Belgian tradition. In Belgium, chocolate is an elegant gift that is usually given to family, friends and colleagues to show love and congratulations. Chocolate tells a lot: about happiness, a delicious food that most people love, and careness presented as a gift.
Besides chocolate, in this activity Chocolate Monggo also distributed and carried out activities to plant Cocoa trees together at the Orphanage, to show Chocolate Monggo’s concern for the environment. Chocolate Monggo hopes that this activity brings joy to the children and the carers of the orphanage, because their smiles is our happiness.
Hows time flies, and we have arrived in December – the last month of 2020. The end of the year means holidays and the right time to gather with relatives, friends and even the right time to give yourself a gift for having made it through the challenges throughout this year. Have you decided where you will spend the year-end holidays?
Indonesia is rich in beautiful and charming places, Yogyakarta is one of them. There are many unique tourist spots that you can visit when you are in Yogya. Have you ever been to Bangunjiwo? Bangunjiwo is an area in Yogyakarta that can provide a special experience for you and your family: Museum Factory and Monggo Chocolate Shop, these are a ‘must-visit’ place. There you can find all information about Chocolate, try all the ingredients of Chocolate, even become an expert by creating your own Chocolate. An extraordinary experience that you must try.
No need to worry, Monggo Museum, Factory and Chocolate Kedai (Café) implements strict health protocols according to recommendations from the government and WHO, by checking body temperature, providing hand sanitizers at all doors, and the requirement of masks for the protection and vigilance of each visitor and employees of the Monggo Museum, Factory, and Chocolate Shop.
Want to find alternatives and other holiday experiences after being in Jogja several times, going to Kaliurang, shopping at Malioboro, or visited the South Beach?
How about going to Bangunjiwo? This southern part of Jogja has many interesting places and exciting activities that you can visit and try. Starting from the Chocolate Museum, villas with unique architecture, to various restaurants with delicious menus. Let’s explore each one:
1. Chocolate Monggo Museum, Factory, and Kedai
Chocolate Monggo has been known as a producer of healthy chocolate because, Monggo products contain real cocoa butter – which is rich in vitamins and antioxidants – has a Museum and Factory in Bangunjiwo. At the Chocolate Monggo Museum and Factory, you will get an educational experience on everything about Chocolate: the history of chocolate, the process of Cocoa beans to chocolate, the tools and ingredients for making chocolate, the history of Chocolate Monggo. There are also interesting experiences that you can try: tasting raw materials, various chocolate drinks and foods and experiencing the experience of being a Chocolatier (chocolate expert) by creating your own chocolate! Apart from the Museum and Factory, there is also a Chocolate Café (Kedai). You can enjoy snacks and desserts from Belgian chocolate experts in this Javanese-style building. The food and drinks served include, Galletes, Croque Meneer, quiche, various original chocolate drinks, Gelato, and many more drinks and desserts that you must try.
Sribitan, Bangunjiwo, Kec. Kasihan, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55184
2. Jawi Jawi
This restaurant is very interesting because it has the atmosphere of Javanese and colonial unique architecture. Located in a lush area of trees, away from the crowds – you will feel the cool and fresh air. Jiwa Jawi has several dining options, ranging from coffee houses; where you can drink coffee while enjoying a variety of paintings by the restaurant owner, a traditional Javanese style Joglo area (complete with wooden ornaments) and the lastly, the balcony and back garden area; where you can enjoy the view of the forest and garden that spoil the eyes. The menu that Jiawa Jawi serves is the signature of Indonesian cuisine, such as ribs for rujak spices, Bongko roti, and many more. Come to Jiwa Jawi, to try the delicious and appetizing food and drink menus.
Jl. Tugu Gentong Jl. Fasco Village, Salakan, Bangunjiwo, Kec. Kasihan, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55184
3. Sun Moon Star Villa
For those of you who want need a staycation with your family in a private and intimate atmosphere, Sun Moon Star Villa is the perfect choice. This villa, with a modern traditional design has several attractive facilities that you can enjoy: 3 spacious bedrooms, a bathroom design with an amazing view, and a very instagenic outdoor swimming pool. Guaranteed you will have a pleasant stay with the comfortable atmosphere, beautiful views of the rice fields and of course the very friendly service.
One of the restaurants in Bangunjiwo turns out to provide many facilities besides a place to eat such as, a swimming pool, mini boats, children’s playgrounds, mini zoo, spa, massage facilities, and mini halls and resorts to stay in. The perfect place for you to enjoy with friends and family. The food served has a variety of menus, ranging from archipelago cuisine, seafood, to western food. This place is increasingly becoming a favorite because of its beautiful scenery. You can enjoy food and drinks while looking at the hills of Yogyakarta, Mount Merapi, and Mount Merbabu. The cool air and gentle breeze will make your experience unforgettable in Rajaklana.
Jl. Lembah Wisata, Sembung, Balecatur, Kec. Gamping, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55752
5. Kvla Tresna and Sirja Kulatresna
Offers the experience of staying in a studio villa with a natural atmosphere, and the explore the taste through a serving of fresh vegetables and fruits at Resto Sirja. Its existence is very unique, because Kulatresna and Sirja were created from the materials around them, curated, and processed using technology from local farmers and craftsmen. Everything is done with full awareness of the things that might be generated, including waste, which then leads us to energy efficiency, because they believe that there is a balance that needs to be maintained: namely social, cultural and environmental relations; as well as for physical and mental health. Visiting Kulatresna and Sirja you can feel and celebrate life more closely and with full awareness. They serve everything that can be touched, felt and truly enjoyed: architecture, interior, kitchen, garden, food and drink; all brought from the heart to be sent back there, for whoever comes to visit.
Ds. Krebet, RT01, Kabrokan Wetan, Sendangsari, Pajangan, Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55751
6. Waroeng Tedoeh
This restaurant in Bangunjiwo is a very aesthetic and beautiful building. The menu that is served here is be said to be authentic, because it provides a traditional Javanese menu with the intention that it is timeless. The menus that you can enjoy include: Ingkung Tenong as a mainstay menu, and many other traditional menus as well as delicious snacks that are suitable for casual meals. In addition to its delicious food, Waroeng Tedoeh also gives you a natural atmosphere with shade and trees. The arrangement of the stones as building material are installed with great detail, making the place instagramable. Visit in the afternoon, to capture a very beautiful sunset view.
Sambikerep, Bangunjiwo, Kec. Kasihan, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55184
Blue steps give the feel of a luxurious and very aesthetic wooden building, which you rarely encounter in urban areas. This villa with a very exotic view has an outdoor pool, which can be used for private parties with friends and family. If you don’t want to stay overnight, Bluesteps has a restaurant that serves delicious and varied menus. Starting from local cuisine, as well as foreign cuisine. Around the villa you can do outdoor activities such as cycling or just taking a leisurely walk with the view of the rice fields and coconut trees. An interesting experience that you should consider with your beloved friends and family.
Jl. Boulevard No. 7, Jl. Karangjati No.RT. 07, Gedongan, Bangunjiwo, Kasihan, Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55184
Hartono Mall along with Chocolate Monggo had organized Jogja Cocoa Day 2020, themed “Secret Temptation of Chocolate” which lifts the taste of chocolate worldwide, that took place in Atrium Upper Ground, Hartono Mall Yogyakarta. The event was held from the 12th to the 15th of November.
Within the event, many activities that were participated by customers started with visiting Chocolate Monggo’s Mini Museum, where they experienced tasting various chocolate raw materials, drank authentic chocolate beverages – that became the drink of the Maya tribe – created chocolate and many other exciting tasks to add insight and knowledge about the history of chocolate.
During those four days, Mayan Costume Cosplay, Talkshow Bazaar and Kids Perform were put on stage. The visitors of Jogja Cocoa Day could take advantage of multiple shots at the Instafab corner, which was designed for taking selfies. Not just that, at the Jogja Cocoa Day Part 2 celebration, there was live music and DJ Perform who accompanied the visitors while they enjoyed the chocolate.
On the Cocoa Day 2020 events, Chocolate Monggo sold chocolate fondue and Belgian waffles, providing a choice of premium quality chocolate toppings that became the visitors’ favorite. Besides that, Chocolate Monggo’s showroom offered various kinds of chocolate (which were appreciated by chocolate lovers) including, Dark Chocolate 100%, Dark Chocolate 77%, Dark Chocolate 58%, Milk Chocolate, Salty Caramel and Strawberry Chocolate. Other than these flavors, visitors also got to purchase different interesting Chocolate Monggo products, such as chili flavored chocolate, rendang, coconut, orange, mango, nutmeg, ginger, rosella and many more.
Throughout the Jogja Cocoa Day Part 2 event, Hartono Mall Yogyakarta still followed the protocols from authorities and WHO, including checking body temperature, providing hand sanitizer at every entrance, requiring the use of masks as protection and vigilance of each visitor, tenant employees and Hartono Mall Yogyakarta’s management team.
Setelah sekian lama menahan rindu untuk tidak menyapa Anda di Museum Monggo, kini Museum kami sudah dibuka untuk umum setiap harinya, dari pukul 10 pagi sampai 5 sore.
Keadaan tubuh yang sehat menjadi hal yang paling disyukuri untuk saat ini, maka dari itu kami harap Anda selalu sehat dan tetap terjaga. Selama Museum Monggo dibuka tentu kami memprioritaskan kenyaman Anda, oleh karena itu kami memperketat protokol kesehatan dan juga menghadirkan permainan quiz, serta diskon yang dapat Anda nikmati!
Protokol kesehatan untuk pengunjung Monggo Museum
Wajib memakai masker selama di area Museum dan Factory Chocolate Monggo
Wajib mengikuti pengecekan suhu badan dan mencuci tangan
Apabila suhu badan melebihi 38 ͦ C, ataupun dalam keadaan sakit batuk, pilek/flu tidak diperkenankan masuk
Wajib menjaga jarak minimal 1 meter dengan pengunjung lain
Jumlah maksimal bergiliran masuk area museum, kedai atau showroom hanya diperbolehkan per-10 orang
Wajib anti berdiri pada garis antrian saat di Showroom dan Kedai saat membayar
Wajib mengikuti instruksi staff museum melaksanakan prosedur protokol kesehatan
Monggo Museum selalu ingin mejadi tempat yang terjamin kebersihanya bagi pengunjung dan tentu menjadi tempat bersenang-senang bagi Anda!
Dengan membayar tiket Rp 10.000 Anda dapat belajar tentang sejarah Cokelat di dunia dan Cokelat Monggo, serta jika bisa menjawab quiz, Anda mendapat hadiah Cokelat gratis. Selain itu, nikmati suasana desa sambil ditemani minuman Cokelat Premium khas Monggo dengan potongan 25% dan juga dapatkan berbagai promo menarik saat berbelanja di Showroom.
Meskipun sekarang dunia sudah mulai beralih ke New Normal, kesenangan Anda harus tetap menjadi prioritas. Oleh karena itu, kesenangan dan kebahagiaan bisa Anda dapatkan di Museum Monggo.
It’s a very special year for Monggo Chocolate, as we are celebrating our 15th anniversary! Unfortunately, the current situation doesn’t allow us to celebrate the way we had hoped.
So to compensate, let us share with you why you should choose Monggo to help you through these tough times. For every year we have flourished, here are 15 reasons why Monggo is Indonesia’s Finest Chocolate.
#1 Chocolate is good for you
There are a lot of articles purporting the health benefits of chocolate. It might even seem hard to believe! Many research and articles claim chocolate can improve;
releases endorphins that helps against depression, stress and bad moods
rich in antioxidants which protect cells from free radicals (the most unfriendly radicals!)
is linked to longevity, better exercise endurance and is good for your skin.
There are just as many articles that counter the health benefits of chocolate. For example, chocolate is linked to weight gain and increased risk for diabetes. Confused? Don’t be.
Chocolates are calorie-dense, but dark chocolate is actually the least unhealthy chocolate to consume. Especially when compared to milk and white chocolate, which contains much more sugar and fat. So if you are going to be snacking, why not opt for a healthier option?
Monggo Chocolate is unique because we have a wide range of dark chocolate starting at 58% all the way up to 100%, which is completely sugar-free!
So, what’s the moral of the story here? Try and consume chocolate in moderation and make sustainable healthy lifestyle choices. Remember, it takes time to offset the negative effect of unhealthy lifestyle choices. But it is never too late, and you can start right now, right from home.
Monggo Chocolate is here to support by offering special discounts and delivery right to your doorstep.Locate our nearest store ororder via WhatsApp.
Monggo Chocolate wishes you health and happiness, always.
These are difficult times that we’re in. With the entire world currently on red alert, we sincerely hope that everyone stays safe and healthy. A new strain of coronavirus is on the loose but that does not mean we should all panic and empty out our grocery stores. In this article, we would like to share some tips on how to boost your immune system, with Monggo Chocolate!
How to Boost Your Immune System?
COVID-19 is caused by a virus, the same family of what causes the common cold. Except it is far deadlier than the flu. Presently, there is no cure but only supportive treatment. While we should all be practicing social distancing to avoid getting infected, we can also help our bodies fight this pesky virus to keep our immune system in tiptop shape. How?
Eat a healthy diet
Drink plenty of water
Get enough good sleep
Keep your stress levels low
Yes, this is the most generic advice, but it works! However, with quarantines keeping us indoors far longer than we’re used to, we also suggest eating chocolate. Now more than ever, it’s important to boost morale along with our immune system! While the health benefits of chocolate are questionable, there is no questioning the fact that eating chocolate makes us feel good.
Five Chocolates That Help Boost Your Immune System
The only thing more healthy than these chocolates are… celery. 4/5 of these also have an added ingredient that makes it even more delicious, and they’re all immune boosters too!
1. Dark Chocolate 58% of Cocoa with Ginger
Ginger has been used as a medicinal herb and flavouring agent for over 5000 years! This aromatic root can boost your immune system with its anti-inflammatory effects and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes with its ability to improve fat metabolism. Let this mighty and amazing herb add a sweet peppery zing to your chocolate craving!
2. Dark Chocolate 58% of Cocoa with Nutmeg
Did you know that nutmeg, or ‘buah pala’ is native to Indonesia? The seed of the Myristica fragrans evergreen tree can be ground into this sweet, pungent spice long used for its festive flavour and psychoactive properties. Whether you believe the health claims or not, it’s never inappropriate to savour your chocolate with added seasoning!
3. Dark Chocolate 58% of Cocoa with Red Chili
Red chili needs no introduction in Indonesia. Fun fact: It’s also classified as a fruit, not vegetable. Among its many properties, it is a natural painkiller, rich in Vitamin C, an antimicrobial and linked to longevity. This chocolate is historically significant as the ancient Mayans who discovered chocolate used to drink it with ground red chili!
4. Dark Chocolate 69% of Cocoa with Peppermint
This hybrid mint whose oil is a natural pesticide is being researched for its properties to soothe an upset stomach. The relaxing effect of peppermint also works wonders on our moods (peppermint tea anyone?). Not to mention that refreshing aftertaste which you can attain from eating chocolate! But still brush your teeth before you go to sleep, okay?
5. Dark Chocolate 100%, 86%, 77% of Cocoa
The darker the chocolate, the higher the content of antioxidants which make you happy. (The Dark Chocolate with 100% of Cocoa is even sugar-free!) Perfect for those that enjoy the bitter brilliance of chocolate. If you’re tired of eating chocolate, why not drink it? Melt some of these dark chocolate and turn it into a chai hot chocolate or make a decadent dessert instead!
Why yes, we do have an online store!
We hope you found these tips on how to boost your immune system helpful, especially with how feel-good chocolate can help too! In light of the pandemic, we advise everyone to stay safe and healthy, and if your closest Monggo Chocolate (find out where with our store locator) has run out, then be extra safe and just shop online!
You read right, Monggo Chocolate has a brand new look! Our newest product made with Rosella, is the perfect way to rejuvenate the chocolate-loving soul.
Naturally Pink Chocolate?
This phrase could border a copyright infringement because such chocolate apparently already exists courtesy of Swiss manufacturer Barry Callebaut. He claims to have found the “fourth type of chocolate” using a type of ruby cocoa bean that grows only in three countries: Ecuador, Brazil and the Ivory Coast. What a long way to go for some pretty pink chocolate!
Honestly though, what a commendable effort and discovery for the chocolate world! However, that does not make our new product any less pink or proud! What Monggo Chocolate has done is to incorporate the Rosella flower into a new recipe to produce a high quality, premium chocolate that offers both a unique taste, and look.
Rosella, or the Hibiscus sabdariffa, is a plant first found in West Africa. Over time, it has spread widely geographically, and found many uses. The pink flowers are used extensively in herbal medicine and are often enjoyed as tea. Scientific studies have confirmed its many health benefits including reducing blood pressure and being rich in antioxidants.
It can get boring to drink an incredibly bitter flower in tea, right? You know what never gets boring? Eating chocolate! Chocolate has undisputed health benefits so we simply combined the two ingredients to bring a healthy and aesthetically pleasing chocolate variant to the market.
The flavour profile of this Rosella is sure to please anyone who dare try this pink perfection. After all, it is 2020 and there are now many different ways to enjoy eating your supplements and superfoods by hiding it in chocolate. So, really, isn’t this such a win-win situation?
Why Go Pink?
Monggo likes to try new things, it’s as simple as that. For chocolate lovers and skeptics alike, here is another chocolate experience for you. We always strive for everyone in Indonesia to be able to indulge in high quality chocolate. It is innovations like these that allow us to continue crafting genuine Indonesian premium chocolate.
Another value we hold dear to our mission is using as many local ingredients as possible. Decreasing our need to import ingredients is one way we tackle the environmental concerns. Rosella not only grows in Indonesia, but it is also something Indonesians are familiar with. This creates a beautiful fusion of everyday ingredients in Indonesia, with the chocolate we produce.
Tell Your Friends
So, go ahead and try out this brand new Rosella flavour and let us know what you think by tagging us on Instagram! Tell your friends about this crazy new chocolate that doesn’t necessarily look or taste like traditional chocolate, but is made of nothing but 100% cacao beans and yes of course, a dash of brilliantly coloured Rosella!