Thursday, February 11, 2010

Askinosie Chocolate -- Springfield, Missouri

We were the first to bring Askinosie to St. Louis and have been stocking their chocolate for almost 2 years now.
Made in Springfield, Missouri.
Askinosie Chocolate -- some of the finest in the world!

Valentines Box...$21.99 / 12oz
An assortment of single origin bars with a card right on the label. Give the best to your Valentine.
Plus these bars in stock now...
Davao 77% Dark Chocolate...$7.49 / 3oz bar
Soconusco 75% Dark Chocolate...$7.49 / 3oz bar
San Jose del Tambo 70% Dark Chocolate...$7.49 / 3oz bar
Davao 62% Dark Milk Chocolate...$7.49 / 3oz bar
Rare, high quality white chocolate
San Jose Del Tambo White Chocolate + Pistachio...$8.99 / 3oz bar
Soconusco White Chocolate Nibble Bar...$8.99 /3oz bar
Cocoa Butter made from Soconusco, Mexico beans.

"The main ingredient in our white chocolate is 34% natural, non-deodorized cocoa butter. The cocoa butter is pressed in our factory and we are the first small-batch chocolate maker to do this. After pressing our Soconusco, Mexico beans to create the cocoa butter, we combine it with goat's milk powder and organic cane juice, and then craft it for days in our 85-year old German melanguer, making ours one of the only single origin white chocolates in the world. It is available in a Nibble Bar and a bar with organic roasted and salted pistachios.

“…Askinosie is the only small-batch chocolate maker in the United States that makes white chocolate. Askinosie's white chocolate is 34% cocoa butter, making it one of the richest in the world and because they don't process their cocoa butter it has a distinct buttery/nutty chocolate flavor that seems less sweet than other white chocolates."
-Clay Gordon, author of Discover Chocolate and

Some more info about them...
* They are the only small-batch chocolate maker in the U.S. that presses their own cocoa butter.
* They source ALL of their beans direct from small farmers--again the only US choco maker doing this.
* They profit share with the farmers
* First company in the world in over 100 years,outside Mexico, making Chocolate from the historic Soconusco Mexcio region.
* Planet Friendly
* Beans are all shade-grown in tropical forests
* Their factory uses green concepts
* All packaging is natural, unbleached, homecompost-able and biodegradable.

Here is their site--it has a lot of info

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