Do You Still Use Batirol to Prepare Tsokolate e?

Honestly, I have never used batirol but I had three before. I bought the two from Divisoria sidewalk. They were surplus items so I got them for only 20 pesos, ten pesos each. The other one was bought by my wife at food exhibit, in SM Megamall if I was not mistaken. It was from Antonio Pueo, a pure tabliya manufacturer which also sells batirol as part of their product line.

I lost the two batirol. The two that were bought from Divisoria. How unfortunate, those two are antiques. The one left is made of palochina. I am hesitant to use it because this type of wood is weak against water. It might disintegrate after few weeks of use.

Have you used this kind of batirol? Is your batirol still functional?

wooden batirol

The batirol is used to make tsokolate espeso (e) and tsokolate aguada (a). The first is thick and the latter is watery. The first is preferred than latter.  It is used by dipping the head portion into chocolate mix. The handle is place in between palms. Then the mixing is done by rubbing the two palm back and forth.

Mixing is necessary to attain uniform tsokolate drink.

Electric blender and  motorized egg beater  are similar to batirol. They are made to attain the same purpose. To make a uniform product mixture. However, electric equipment are far more efficient than manually operated batirol.  Ten minutes mixing with batirol can be done by electric blender in just one minute or less.

Every time I make tsokolate e. I boil it over low heat for at least one hour then mix it in electric blender for 30 seconds. I add some seaweed extract in case I want a foamy drink.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

5 Replies to “Do You Still Use Batirol to Prepare Tsokolate e?”

  1. I still use our batirol. I still have my mother’s batirol. It is really antique. I’ve seen this used by my mother when I was still a toddler at minana ko sa kanya. Now I am 53 years old and still have this batirol. Matagal lang talagang gamitin than the electric hand mixer. But I enjoy using it having the sense of feeling ng sinaunang panahon. 🙂

  2. do you know where i can buy the complete set of batirol in Manila and or elsewhere int he country? i heard the real nice one is made of brass. Brand new or antique would be ok and nice. pleas email me at

    1. The tablea manufacturer Antonio Pueo is making brand new batirols []. I never know if they have the antique or brass types.

      The Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines might help you too []

      1. wouldn’t it be different if you use a brass batirol? my aunt is using wooden batirol and whenever we visit some cafes their also using wooden one’s. Haven’t seen anyone who uses brass. Wouldn’t that affect the taste.

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