We’re celebrating #InternationalDayofHappiness the best way we know how… brownies, duh. Made with our vegan, gluten-free, all natural #singleorigin Cocoa Powder, you can’t get much happier than this. 🤤 Find the recipe in our stories today. #askinosie #bakeaskinosie #brownies #thebakefeed
This almost-spring Monday calls for chocolate. Crunchy, creamy, coconutty chocolate, in fact. Who else is ready? 🙌🍫🌸 Thanks to @taylorjacobsphotography for this enticing photo of our Chocolate + Coconut Sugar & Toasted Coconut CollaBARation™ Bar with our friends at @abeautifulmess!! #askinosie #ABMlifeissweet #springfieldmo
Looking for a festive St. Patrick’s Day pairing? We can help with that! Try our ultra-creamy Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bar alongside a crisp and citrus-forward cider like this ACE Blood Orange brew at @bestofluckbeerhall here in SGF, MO. Cheers! Pssst… if you’re local, join us at our factory tomorrow from 11:30 - 3:00 for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, learn more on our Facebook page. #askinosiepairings #sgfmo #springfieldeats #showmespringfieldmo
We sure admire our friends at @swamprabbitcafe in Greeneville, SC. They amaze us with their sustainable practices and dedication to quality which extends to the #askinosie creations they make with our #singleorigin Dark Chocolate Bulk Broken Bars. Take these Chocolate Chess Pies for example! Masterpieces perfect for celebrating Pi(e) Day today.👏🏼
Fun fact: two of our four cocoa origins are led by women. And did you know that over 50% of our Askinosie team members are women/women-identifying? In celebration of Women’s History Month, check out our stories for some recent staff picks showcasing both groups of hardworking womxn! (Pictured is lead cocoa farmer, Monica, checking fermentation boxes in the Amazon and Mama Mpoki overseeing bean-drying in Tanzania) #womenshistorymonth #directtradechocolate
Happy #InternationalWomensDay2019! Did you know we fund a program called Empowered Girls and sponsor three clubs at schools in rural southwest Tanzania, one of cour cocoa bean origins? With the support of our Tanzania Project Coordinator and Empowered Girls Club leader, Saraphiner, we’re currently helping nearly 600 girls discover their power, raise their voices, and become the leaders they’re destined to be. We could tell you more about it ourselves, but we think EG Club member, Joyce, says it better. Want to learn more? Visit askinosie.com & be sure you’re signed up for Askinosie mail to be the first to know when our brand new Chocolate University website launches, where you can learn more about Empowered Girls and other community initiatives at our cocoa origin countries.
Planning on catching the Springfield St. Patrick’s Day parade next Saturday? The festivities kick off right here on @historiccstreet, so be sure to include a stop by our factory! We’re celebrating with FREE St. Pat’s-themed Askinosie Hot Cocoa and micro-tours of our factory (every half hour from 11:30 - 3:00). Plus, we’re handing out an itty Bar to anyone wearing the color green. 🍀 Come spend St. Paddy’s Day with us! #sgfmo #springfieldmissouri #417 #shoplocal #historiccstreet #shop417 #askinosie
Who’s tried our new Super Dark 88% Blend Chocolate? 🙋♀️ This is our highest cocoa-content bar yet and it’s been getting some love from those who like their chocolate on the darker side. Our COO says it’s his current favorite: “Cocoa beans roasted to perfection, the flavor highlighted with a touch of vanilla. Take your time with it!” Stop by & sample this fudgey bar at our factory storefront, we love to share. Or, try your local Askinosie retailer-- most offer samples of our chocolate bars!
Big news! @shawnaskinosie is a TEDx Oklahoma City speaker next month!! This year’s theme is “Why Not?” and includes topics such as social responsibility and community involvement. Shawn’s talk, called “Why Not Joy?” will explore the idea that our joy--and vocation--can be unearthed from our greatest sorrow. Learn more in the link shared in our stories today.
Take your bakes next level! Did you know we offer the same Askinosie products used by professional chefs and restaurants across the country, to home bakers too? Try incorporating our Bulk Chocolate Bars and Natural Cocoa Powder into your favorite recipe. Need inspiration? Check out dozens of chocolate recipes on askinosie.com & shop Askinosie Baking Supplies in the direct link shared in our stories today! #bakeaskinosie
Happy SIX year workiversary to Production Team member, Gilda! She helps mold and package our chocolate bars, so if you’ve eaten one recently you can bet she had a hand in it (though, not literally 🤣). Thanks for all you do, Gilda! #askinosieteam
A little #BTS sneak preview! Look out for next week’s newsletter (+ make sure you’re signed up to receive news from our factory at askinosie.com!), we’re sharing everything you need to know about #bakeaskinosie. 🍫🥣And say hello to the latest #askinosieteam member, our Marketing Assistant, Kelli! We’re thrilled to have her on our team.