“An elevated take on a classic combo, we created this bright and fruity bar in partnership with award-winning jam makers, American Spoon. We handcraft this 54% dark chocolate with cocoa beans we source directly from farmers in San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador and blend with organic, velvety red raspberries and a pinch of turbinado sugar. The result is comforting and classic–like biting into a juicy chocolate-covered raspberry. Not only do we love American Spoon’s fruit jams and preserves, our companies share many similarities. We’re both Good Food Award-winners, and family businesses with a passion for making honest food that tastes great. This bar is a result of those efforts, and is as tasty as it is timeless. This juicy chocolate is Certified Kosher D.E., vegan and gluten free.”
Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal attorney to make bean-to-bar chocolate.
Having built the business from scratch, the greatest opportunity and challenge has been weaving social responsibility into everything they do. Askinosie uses an innovative ‘Stake in the Outcome’ model to work directly with farmers in Ecuador, Honduras, the Philippines and Tanzania, and gives each farmer a share in the profits of Askinosie.
At the end of their 70 step chocolate making process, Askinosie hand wrap their bars, with a picture of one the farmers they do business with on the front. The bar is then tied with string recycled from their cocoa bean shipping bags. See more