Askinosie Chocolate

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Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer based in Springfield, Missouri. Shawn Askinosie, founder and chocolate maker at Askinosie Chocolate, spent nearly 20 years as a criminal defense attorney before he started making chocolate. In 2007 he sold his first chocolate bar and Askinosie Chocolate began.

Products[edit]

Askinosie Chocolate bars are made from 100% traceable, single-origin cocoa beans from four regions: San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador; Davao, Philippines; Cortes, Honduras; and Tenende, Tanzania.[1] Though specializing in dark chocolate bars, their product line includes dark milk chocolate, white chocolate made from scratch, all natural cocoa powder, roasted cocoa nibs and chocolate hazelnut spread. Their new CollaBARation line, features various craft, artisan food manufacturers’ products in their dark chocolate bars. It includes a black licorice bar in collaboration with Lakritsfabriken,[2] a coffee bar in collaboration with Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, and a malted milk bar in collaboration with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.

Sustainable Nutrition Programs[edit]

During one of Shawn’s bean sourcing trips in Davao, Philippines, he learned of a nutrition problem at the village’s Malagos Elementary School, where many of the students suffer from malnutrition. In an effort to meet this need, Askinosie Chocolate began a sustainable nutrition program by selling Tableya, a traditional Filipino hot chocolate beverage made of roasted cocoa beans that are milled into tablets. The PTA of Malagos Elementary produced Tableya and shipped them to Springfield, MO in the same container the cocoa beans were shipped. 100% of the sales from Tableya went to provide meals for the students at Malagos. Each package provides 232 meals, which will be purchased from disaster relief organization, Convoy of Hope, and prepared by the school’s PTA.[3]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Stone, Brad (March 27, 2009). "Forging a Hot Link to the Farmer Who Grows the Food.". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  2. ^ "Lakritsfabriken i Ramlösa". Lakritsfabriken i Ramlösa. 
  3. ^ Turnage, Neal (June 6, 2009).Of the Philippines and Cocoa Beans Four Seasons Magazine. Retrieved 2009-11-2.

External links[edit]

  1. Askinosie Chocolate Homepage.
  2. Silva, Jill Wendholt (February 12, 2008). Kansas City Star. "Passing the bar: Former criminal defense lawyer turns artisan chocolate maker". Retrieved 2009-8-11.