We don’t just make our chocolate by hand, we also package and inspect it by hand too. We’re proud of that fact and even more proud of the hardworking team that makes it all happen, one of whom (Dina, on the far left) celebrated a birthday yesterday. Dina inspects and packages our bars, and also works on the production line, molding chocolate. She’s been an integral part of the factory for 8+ years and we’re incredibly lucky to have her on our #askinosieteam!
EDIT: Giveaway is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered! The winner has been contacted. We’re hosting a GIVEAWAY!!! A year ago today, Shawn & Lawren Askinosie’s book, #MeaningfulWork, was released (& reached #1 seller status on Amazon!!!) & we’re celebrating this milestone with our biggest giveaway EVER. See details below 👇 We want to show our immense gratitude for everyone who’s read Meaningful Work, shared a copy with a friend or has been following along the journey of our Little Book That Could. Over the past year we’ve heard from many readers who have used the book as a catalyst for change in their lives. Shawn spoke with a professor who is now using it as a textbook for her college business class. And another person who left a career in TV to become a commercial pilot after reading the book. He’s connected with other entrepreneurs who have reported that they've used reverse scale as permission to stop pursuing growth at all costs. And so many more. Please continue sharing these stories with us, they’re so important for us all to learn from as we continue pursuing #MeaningfulWork!! ———————————————————— On Friday 11/16, we’re picking one random winner to receive a prize package of over $250+ worth of chocolate goodies and #askinosie merch!! . 📦 Winner must reside in the lower 48 United States! . 👉Here’s how to enter: ———————————————————— • Like this post • Tag 2 friends who love #askinosie, or need a little #MeaningfulWork in their lives. • Make sure you’re both following @askinosie. • Enter as many times as you like! Contest end on 11/16 at 10AM CST & the winner will be randomly selected.
Another seasonal favorite is BACK again and better than ever. ✨A swirl of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg--it’s our warm and spicy Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Bar.✨ Now available at at askinosie.com and our factory storefront, plus on the shelves of select Askinosie retailers nationwide. Bonus: this holiday season, get your gifts in a jif! We’re offering FREE 2-Day shipping on all orders over $50 at askinosie.com.
Make plans to #shopsmall--and enjoy good chocolate--Thanksgiving weekend! We’ve got a few spots left for TWO special factory tours on Saturday Nov. 24. You’ll get to walk through our entire production facility, taste our single origin chocolate bars and learn all about how we work directly with cocoa farmers around the globe to make chocolate from scratch. Plus, we we offer a 10% discount in our storefront so you can start your holiday gift-shopping! Book your reservation now at askinosie.com. #smallbusinessSaturday #giftgoodchocolate #askinosie
Beans, beans, beans, beans, b-beans! We just received our shipment of beautiful Trinitario cocoa beans from our farmer partners in Mababu, Tanzania & a few of the 2018 #ChocolateUniversity students were able to help unload the pallets into our warehouse. It was an extra-special occasion because these are the *very same* cocoa beans that the students helped the farmers ferment & dry earlier this summer! #directtrade #origintripTanzania #beantobar
We’re over the moon excited to announce that TWO of our newest bars are @goodfoodfdn Finalists for 2019!! Our Coconut Milk Chocolate Bar & 72% Zamora, Amazonia Dark Chocolate Bar each passed rigorous vetting and were selected from a blind tasting of 2,000+ entries! 🏅✨ We’re honored because the Good Food Awards recognize the two things we care most about: making food that tastes excellent, and does good. • Winners will be announced in January, but in the meantime check out the other amazing food-makers (including several others from MO!) and go pick up some of these outstanding products from your local specialty food retailer! See the full list in our stories today. #directtrade #eatgoodchocolate #smallbusiness #goodfoodawards
Our new Peppermint Dark Chocolate Bar, in mocha form. Meet @intelligentsiacoffee’s latest addition, a Peppermint Mocha made with espresso, ganache and topped with our newest and. Find it at your local #intelligentsiacoffee bar.
It's not as important as midterm elections, but we thought you should know our beloved PEPPERMINT BARK IS BACK for the season! Each year our entire 17-person company (plus a few friends) rings in the holidays by working together to bring you our handcrafted Peppermint Bark. We carefully layer our buttery white chocolate on top of our smooth Tanzania dark chocolate, then we top it all off with crushed, natural peppermint. It’s a true labor of love and we’re extra-pleased with this year’s batch! Available in two sizes, our best-selling Peppermint Bark usually sells out fast. Find it at select specialty retailers nationwide, our factory storefront and online at askinosie.com. Get yours while you can (and go vote)!
Hellloooooo, November!! Orders are being packaged in double-time. Holiday products like our cult-classic ❄️Peppermint Bark❄️ and seasonal ✨Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Bar✨ are debuting VERY soon!! And we’ve got extra hands on deck at the factory to help make, ship & delight as many customers as possible with #directtrade #beantobar chocolate this holiday season.
👻🎃🕸Trick-or-treat🕸🎃👻 with us today! We’ll be handing out #singleorigin Dark Chocolate itty Bars to all costumed visitors until 5:30 (or until supplies last)! Plus, Historic C-Street is having a sidewalk parade & many other merchants are open for trick-or-treating. Thanks to @tastegoodchocolate for the 📷!!
Chocolate’s not *just* for dessert! How amazing does White Chocolate Risotto w/ roasted butternut squash sound? Or Pumpkin Cocoa Ravioli? We’re in love with these seasonal, savory recipes from @everythingkitchens featuring our chocolate. Find this autumn-inspired chocolate fare, plus much more, in our Recipe section on askinosie.com.
Calling all local chocolate lovers! Get cozy in our brand new “Support Your Local Chocolate Maker” sweatshirt. Fleece-lined and only smelling a *teensy* bit like chocolate, this pullover’s gonna be in heavy rotation (trust us). Plus, we’ve restocked our tees in new colors + youth sizes! We only made a handful of the sweatshirts, so snag one while you can. Available now at askinosie.com and at our factory storefront.