Askinosie – Davao, Philippines 77%

By Askinosie

(2 customer reviews)


A luxury dark chocolate bar from bean to bar maker Askinosie.

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This 77% dark chocolate bar has an aroma of dried fruit, with nutmeg and balsamic notes shining through during the luxurious melt.


Chocolate maker Shawn Askinosie spent 20 years as a criminal defence lawyer before switching his attention to chocolate in 2005. He travelled across four continents to build relationships with farmers and figure out how they could work together to create the perfect chocolate. Now, he and his team place great emphasis on social responsibility: putting fairness, justice, sustainability, and education at the heart of everything they do.


Shawn first visited Davao in 2008 to find a new bean origin during a worldwide chocolate shortage. Just when Shawn thought he would leave empty handed, he was introduced to one of the region’s premier cocoa bean farmers, Peter Cruz. Shawn found Cruz and the farmers with whom he collaborated had a dedication to excellence that produced consistent, premium quality cocoa beans in this exotic region. Read more about Askinosie’s relationship with Cruz’s cooperative here.

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Weight 85 g
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2 reviews for Askinosie – Davao, Philippines 77%

  1. Amanda K.

    We’ve been rating our bars on our regular deliveries for the past 6 months now. This bar scored a healthy 9 out of 10. Complex yet unusual, and has notes to savour.

  2. Lena S.

    I really enjoyed this bar! I love how, if you read the back, it also tells a story. The person smiling at you from the wrapper is an actual farmer who helped making this chocolate. It’s a brillant idea and it makes you appreciate the chocolate that you are holing in your hands a lot more! When I read this I stopped for a moment to thank him for his effort.

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Maker description

Based in Springfield, Missouri and founded by former defence lawyer Shawn Askinosie, Askinosie Chocolate is one of the pioneers of the American bean-to-bar movement. Read more about Askinosie

Energy2364kJ / 565kcal
of which
- saturates23.5g
of which
- sugars23.5g

No allergens listed.

Cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter