"Live to CollaBARate!" says Shawn Askinosie founder of Askinosie Chocolate. "Working with artisans like Intelligentsia is an honor."
Springfield, MO (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
Askinosie Chocolate released a new chocolate bar in the CollaBARation™ line: Dark Chocolate + Intelligentsia Coffee. This chocolate bar is hand crafted from the bean with single origin chocolate from Davao, Philippines and infused with Intelligentsia’s organic single origin coffee from La Perla de Oaxaca, Mexico. This vibrant bar has a smooth, velvety mouthfeel with notes of creamy caramel and crisp citrus acidity.
This is the second bar in Askinosie Chocolate’s new CollaBARation line. The team at Askinosie has been working with the folks at Intelligentsia for nearly a year in preparation of their highly anticipated partnership. Both companies wanted the bar to reflect their superior dedication to their craft and wanted the two strong flavors to complement, not compete, with each other.
Stephen Morrissey, Director of Marketing at Intelligentsia Coffee, http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com, thinks the collaboration was a perfect match. “Developing a chocolate and coffee bar that didn't mute the coffee's character and didn't compromise on the chocolate's texture was a fascinating process, but ultimately one I think we pulled off. The marriage of these two farms in one product is both delicious and simple, as it is culinary and unique."
For two months, this chocolate bar will be available online at http://www.askinosie.com, in the factory storefront, and at Intelligentsia locations in both LA and Chicago. Beginning January 1, customers will be able to find the bar at retailers around the globe. Askinosie Chocolate plans to unveil their next CollaBARator in January- who will it be?!
Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch chocolate manufacturer located in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100% of their beans directly from the farmers. Shawn Askinosie, founder and chocolate maker, travels to regions of Ecuador, Honduras, the Philippines and Tanzania to work directly with the farmers and source cocoa beans for his chocolate. This allows the chocolate to be traced to the source and labeled Authentic Single Origin Chocolate. It also enables Askinosie Chocolate to profit share with the farmers, giving them a Stake In the Outcome™. The Askinosie Chocolate mission is to serve their farmers, their neighborhood, their customers and each other; sharing the Askinosie Chocolate experience by leaving the world a better place than they found it.
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