MS 2: Askinosie Chocolate

Shawn-Lawren-Askinosie-Mababu-TanzaniaLaunching June 30, 2017. Please join us in tasting the 72% Mababu Tanzania Dark Chocolate Bar.

Askinosie Chocolate was founded in 2007 in Springfield, USA, by Shawn Askinosie, who left his job as a criminal defense lawyer to pursue his love of chocolate. The company has an articulated commitment to fairness, sustainability, minimal environmental impact and community enhancement and offers direct-trade chocolate from the Philippines, Ecuador and Tanzania. In this episode, Shawn shares his insights on transitioning from a career in law to working with chocolate, the two-year process Askinosie undertakes when finding a new origin, and their many inspiring successes with humanitarian programs.

For more information on Askinosie, head to their website (, and use code “slowmelt” for a 15% discount on the 72% Mababu Tanzania Dark Chocolate bar from now through October 15, 2017.

Beginning June 6, you can also purchase a bar bundle featuring all nine bars for the entire Makers Series at Chocolopolis (use code SLOWMELT for a 15% discount).

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