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In The News

May 2016

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Second Acts: Why Shawn Askinosie Dumped His Law Career To Make Chocolate

April 2016

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Cup of Jo

Food Experts Share Their Biggest Lessons 

February 2017

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The Good-for-You Chocolate Guide



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Little Chocolate's Big Moment

January 2017

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8 Top Bean to Bar Chocolate Makers

December 2016

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Vanity Fair

Holiday Gift Guide

September 2016


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1,000 Beautiful People: Food Mavericks


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Better Homes & Gardens

The Style Files


August 2016

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When Lawyers Ditch Corp. Life for Choc and Beef Jerky

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Food Republic

Confectioner: Askinosie Chocolate



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Feast Magazine

Feast 50 Awards: Best Chocolatier


July 2016

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Grub Street 

The Neurotic Eater's Grocery List



May 2016

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Columbia Missourian

Honorary Degree Recipient Tells Graduates to Find Their Vocation


March 2016

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Cool Hunting

Askinosie Whiskey Dark Chocolate


February 2016

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Valentine's Gifts That Will Save You From A Cheap Box of Chocolates



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For A Misosuri Bean to Bar Chocolate Maker, It's Not Just About the Candy



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What It Really Takes to Make Artisan Chocolate


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7 Sensual Coffee Chocolates for Valentine's Day

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American Express

 Beyond the Farmer's Market: How Artisanal Companies Scale


January 2016

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One of the 25 Best Small Companies In America

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Cool Hunting

Featuring Our Chocolate Covered Malt Balls



December 2015

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Cup of Jo

2015 Gift Guide


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USA Today

No Golden Ticket Needed: Chocolate Factory Tours Around the USA



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Real Simple

6 Stocking Stuffer Foodies Will Love


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Cooking Light

Good Food: Askinosie 70% Nibble Bar

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Tasting Table

Holiday Pantry


November 2015

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Bon Appetit

The Bon Appetit 2015 Gift Guide


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Dingo Cookies Recipe

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Good Food Awards

2016 Finalists




October 2015

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A Beautiful Mess

Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies


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USA Today

10 Best: Sweets From Chocolate Obessed Cartoonist Sandra Boynton


September 2015

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International Chocolate Awards

2014 World Winners Feature



August 2015

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Camille Styles

Dark Chocolate & Coffee Ice Cream


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Tasting Table

Bar Hopping: Why You Should Eat More Chocolate Bars This Summer


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A Guide to Craft Chocolate and Where to Find it in NYC




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High Fashion Coffee in Harajuku at the Cup





Chocolate Noise

Best of the Midwest-- Best Chocolatier 



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How To Maintain Brand Authenticity As You Grow Your Business




July 2015

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The Atlantic

Breakfast with Zeke Emanuel


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The Washington Post

Breakfast Isn't A Sport. Zeke, One of the Brothers Emmanuel, Would Beg To Differ 




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Chocolate Noise

Askinosie: It's Not About the Chocolate, It's About the Chocolate 

May 2015

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A Beautiful Mess

What to Keep Stocked for Quick and Easy Parties


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Blake Lively shows Askinosie Chocolate some social media love


April 2015

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The Kitchn

Chocolate-Maker Shawn Askinosie Explains His Idea of Success


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Travel and Leisure

Go Ahead, Plan Your Entire Trip Around Chocolate


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Seth Godin




March 2015

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Springfield News Leader

MU Alumni, Shawn Askinosie credits college with providing him foundation to make his dream of helping people a reality


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Wall Street Journal

Why Small Cities Are the Best Places to Eat in America


February 2015

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The New York Times

Chocolate Gifts for Valentine's Day


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Food & Wine

Chocolate Tasting Notes: How to ID Your New Favorite Chocolate Bar Based on Its Origin


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USA Today

Made in the Ozarks: 40 original flavors of the region



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PASTE Magazine

7 Out-of-the-Box Valentine's Day Chocolates


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Real Simple

6 Valentine's Day Gifts for Food Lovers


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Tasting Table

The Best Chocolates for Every Valentine


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10 Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Desserts You Need to Try


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Ruth Reichl, former NYT and LA Times restaurant critic and 6-time James Beard Award Winner

Random Notes from LA


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Target’s 2015 Expanded Made to Matter Collection is a Wellness Win




January 2015

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Ruth Reichl, former NYT and LA Times restaurant critic and 6-time James Beard Award Winner
What I Discovered at the Good Food Marketplace


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National Geographic- The Plate

Resolutions for 2015: Buy the Change You Want to See in the World


December 2014

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bon appetit

December Gift Guide


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How Shawn Askinosie is Making Springfield's Askinosie Chocolate a National Player


November 2014

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50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now



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Beautiful Mess

Flourless Chocolate Cake


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The Christian Science Monitor

A Chocolate Factory with a Higher Purpose


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Huffington Post

Check Out Shawn Askinosie's Contributing Blog Posts to Huffington Post


October 2014

The Guardian

The Guardian

The Craft Coffee Trend: It's Pricey, But Farmers Aren't Getting Rich



This Chocolate Bar Belongs in the Museum of Modern (Edible) Art!


September 2014



Askinosie Chocolate's Chocolate University


July 2014



Lawren Askinosie Live Appearance on MSBNC News Nation feat. Askinosie Chocolate


June 2014

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Markets of New York City 

Askinosie Chocolate: Bringing The World Together One Bean At A Time





Ice Cream Social: Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams


March 2014



Move Over Nutella- Nine Alternative Chocolate Hazelnut Spreads


April 2014

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La Petraia

Raising the Bar- Shawn Askinosie and His Chocolate


February 2014

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American Express OPEN Forum

Choices: 'Why I Share My Profits With My Suppliers'





USA Today

USA Today

Seven Great Chocolate Factory Tours Worth Taking



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USA Today

Valentine's Surprise: Unexpected Chocolate Destinations




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USA Today

The Emerging World of Small Batch Chocolate



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the sweet spot: From Missouri to Tanzania in Search of Chocolate

2014 Good Food Award winners announced




December 2013

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Bon Appetit

Gift Ideas for Sweet Lovers



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Ready, Set, Shop



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Holiday Gift Guide 2013



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Wall Street Journal

White Chocolate, a Blank Slate for Flavor, Wins Converts


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Beautiful Mess

Holiday Gift Guide



November 2013

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Shawn’s passion is chocolate






September 2013

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Spread the Word: A Decadent New Chocolate Fix


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NY Times

Catching Up with Chocolatier Shawn Askinosie



February 2013


White Magic


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bon appetit

The 14 Best Chocolates in America


Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Makers Dare To Bare How It’s Done


July 2012

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Huffington Post

Food Informants Shawn Askinosie


July 2011

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O, the Oprah Magazine

Meet 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World





February 2011

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O, the Oprah Magazine

A Lesson in Chocolate (and Good Will)



September 2010

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david leibovitz blog

American Chocolate Hazelnut Paste



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Bon Appetit

Named among America’s Best Chocolate



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Southern Living

The South’s Best Chocolate