At Askinosie Chocolate, we have a popular saying, “It’s not about the chocolate, it’s about the chocolate.” For us, this confounding phrase means that we have a zen-like approach to our business: we hold the craft and quality of our chocolate in almost equal balance with doing as much good as we can in the world. Ultimately though, our first priority is to craft the highest quality and best-tasting chocolate possible, because we recognize without that, we would not be able to do all of the other stuff. “What stuff?” you ask! Well, any of it—we could not share profits, involve students in our business through Chocolate University, undertake community development projects in our hometown and our farmers’ communities, and much more, if we did not create great chocolate that people love.
Here you will learn about how and why we make chocolate, our cocoa origins, our farmer partners, and our engagement in our community and our origin communities. All of these things are integral to the soul of our company, and we recognize we wouldn’t be able to do it without firstly crafting the best chocolate.