Askinosie – San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador 70%

By Askinosie Chocolate

  • intense
  • smooth
  • dark


A luxury dark chocolate bar made from Ecuadorian beans, created by artisan maker Askinosie.

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  • Description

    Chocolate maker Shawn Askinosie spent 20 years at the legal bar as a criminal defence lawyer before switching his attention to chocolate bars in 2005. With the help of family and friends, Askinosie sourced cocoa from around the world for his chocolate factory in Springfield, Missouri.

    As well as making fabulous chocolate, Askinosie place great value on education, running a “Chocolate University” for children to learn about business, sustainability and chocolate making.

    Made from cocoa from the San Jose Del Tambo region of Ecuador, this chocolate has a wonderfully complex flavour with notes of bergamot orange, honey & jasmine.

    Askinosie’s bar has just been awarded Bronze and the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2016. This bar is certified kosher, organic and gluten free.

  • Additional information

    Weight 85 g
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  • 5 reviews for Askinosie – San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador 70%

    • Lesley J.

      Lesley J.

      January 29, 2015

      Talk about two extremes in one tasting box!!!! This one is pretty good. Rich and dark rum'n raisin notes really fill the palate. The Arriba beans pack far more power than the 70% suggests, and I can't really think of any reason why I held back the final star... perhaps it was that I felt battered and bruised by the absolutely godawful Akesson's with Fleur de Sel that came in the same monthly box, by comparison with which anything would taste good.

    • Jonathan R.

      Jonathan R.

      August 11, 2014

      I've worked my way through this bar and each time I have the first square I get a really strong initial chemical tinge. This is masked when I have the second square (just to check). I find this quite an acidic bar, with a finish that leaves my mouth dry. I am not too sure about it; I'll have to try more Askinosie bars (the same & others) to see. I think this particular bar will be an acquired taste - not immediately moreish like some.

    • Dina A.

      Dina A.

      April 1, 2014

      Very pleasantly citrusy and acidic, nicely intense chocolate with jasmine after tones. Lots of lemon and orange. Lovely melt, and I absolutely love the packaging and appearance of the bar. I don't think I can find a flaw with this at all.

    • Susanne P.

      Susanne P.

      February 25, 2014

      Dark but not too bitter. Delicious

    • Henrik O.

      Henrik O.

      January 24, 2014

      Yummy. Pure class dark chocolate. Deep intense dark chocolate as one would expect. Fantastic concentration, and a beautiful combination of power and finesse.

  • Energy2263.5kJ/541kcal
    of which
    - saturates35.3g
    of which
    - sugars30.6g

    Allergens coming soon.

    Cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter

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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 Chocolate