This is not a review of Askinosie Chocolate. I hope this would be one but nope, I haven’t tried it. I am DREAMING to try it and hopefully soon enough, I would (this December, I hope… dear Sister, please read this). These are the reasons why I’m writing about it:
1. I’ve always wondered (and really amazed at that) about the connection between lawyers and food. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in Springfield, Missouri. The founder is Shawn Askinosie, a criminal defense lawyer!
2. There is a Filipino pride involved. Shawn sources his chocolates from Soconusco, Mexico, San Jose del Tambo Ecuador, and… Filipinos brace yourselves… Davao, Philippines!
3. The packaging is really hip… my friends would know I have this huge “crush” on anything hip like Ace Hotel in New York. Askinosie Chocolate’s packaging is everything I have dreamed of in a chocolate bar.
Now let’s see the star of this post:
There are two variants for the Davao bars: the 77% dark chocolate and the dark milk chocolate + fleur de sel. Each bar costs $8 but they’re both out of stock 😦
I’m really excited to have my first try of Askinosie’s in December. *fingers crossed*
At the current state of things, Royce Chocolates top my list and I’m dying to find out if Askinosie will beat it 😀
What about you? 🙂