Davao chocolate: who knew?

Pardon my ignorance, I didn’t know Davao was a source of good chocolate.
I came across these while Googling unique chocolate packaging (don’t ask).
Aren’t these cool though? These are Askinosie chocolate bars from a small batch bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in Springfield, Missouri.

Askinosie Chocolate bar

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The Times of London named the Davao White Chocolate Nibble Bar one of the Ten Best Chocolate Bars in the World in September 2010.

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Askinosie White Chocolate Bar

Founded in 2007 by former criminal defense lawyer Shawn Askinosie, the company produces single-origin dark chocolate, dark milk chocolate, and white chocolate from Soconusco, Mexico; San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador; and Davao, the Philippines.
Shawn Askinosie travels to these countries to source the cocoa beans used to make chocolate.

Askinosie chocolate

http://www.askinosie.com/

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  • michelle

    are the Davao cocoa products available at the grocery stores in Iligan City or other parts of Mindanao?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000079441256 Yen Kimbrough

    One reason I gotta go home sweet Davao City.

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  • Nnnnnnnn

    Where did you get these?? :-)

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  • Rossiao

    At this time there are no locations in the Philippineswhich sell our chocolate. All of our products are available on our website http://www.askinosie.com and can be shipped internationally. However, shipping abroad can be a bit expensive and ourshipping fees do not include any duties, taxes, or other import charges.
    Again, thank you for contacting us and let me know if I can assist you further.–

    Mallory Roth | Educator | Askinosie Chocolate
    514 E. Commercial St. | Springfield MO, 65803 USA | p. 417-862-9900

    Featured in May 2011

    Bon Appetit

     | Winner of the NASFT Silver sofi 2009, 2010, 2011 http://www.askinosie.com | http://www.chocolateuniversity.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/askinosie.chocolate  | Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/askinosie

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  • ladyviola11

    hi! did you purchase it via on-line?

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  • Rodolfo Kintanar

    I am curious about the SOURCE  other nine CHOCOLATES ( cocoa).
    I am a Filipino. 
    In Accra, Ghana while on a visit to the Ministry of Health, I heard that Ghana cocoa is the best. 
    My Jordanian who were with us secured some for bringing back to Ghana.  This was during a meeting we had with (META) Medical Transparency Alliance representatives.

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  • http://twitter.com/sonielle Kim de Guzman

    Shucks. Parang ang sarap ng white chocolate. I wonder if it is sold here in the Philippines somewhere.

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  • g|r|a|c|e

    Is this available for sale in Davao? I wanna taste it. waaahh!!!

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  • Lbennett2009

    I saw this being sold at Intelligentsia which is a coffee shop here in LA.

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  • R_bantilan

    meron ba nagbebenta nito sa Manila?

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  • Anonymous

    where can we get this in Hong Kong?

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  • Anonymous

    You should give Theo&Philo’s Green Mango and Salt a try…  At first I couldn’t understand the taste, my taste buds got confused… then I just let it sit in my mouth, yum… I thought in Davao-vernacular: “Lingaw lagi ni!” –expresses amusement/fun. :)

    Labuyo is also nice too. Hot and sweet chasing after each other in your mouth. :)

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  • http://twitter.com/PRETTlEST ChelinJoan SonzaAlug

    Thanks for posting this about Davao. We Davaoenos are mighty proud of our City. You should come visit someday. =)

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  • http://twitter.com/hanili honeylee del rosario

    it’s so cute prang nakakahinayang kainin

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  • Jenny Hui

    OMG i just got word from my supplier in Davao and he said that that HE IS ONE OF THOSE SUPPLYING FOR ASKINOSIE. This just shows that we in Davao can produce the best chocolates in the WORLD.

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    CVS Reply:

    Askinosie is produced in the US. maybe davao can produce the best beans, you mean?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1842284895 Kadra Dela Rente

    who knew again. i’m a dabawenyo ang i just learned this info here. i’m a chocolate addict. i had my tonsil removed because of it. this is a must try. it seems pricey but i think every cent counts. it’s an award winning product so it must be very good no? hhmm.

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  • http://twitter.com/jayabalos jay abalos

    love the packaging. i have to try it. by the way, have you tried the chocolates i gave you?

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    CVS Reply:

    yes I have with my dad. ubos na :)

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    jay abalos Reply:

    did you like it?

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    CVS Reply:

    yes of course!

  • http://magnifique-f8h.tumblr.com/ magnifique f8h

    Oh yeah! I’ve read about Askinosie chocolates from a Pinoy food blogger based in the US, Burnt Lumpia, here http://burntlumpia.typepad.com/burnt_lumpia/2010/04/chocolate-sourced-from-the-philippines-and-a-giveaway.html And I was drooling over the thought of dark milk chocolate with fleur de sel while I was reading it then.

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  • Ma Krishna Jennifer Sonza

    Yes we do! :) We have VERY GOOD Cacao – I remember childhood days of rich Champorado. :) Even in Manila, when we make champorado, we make sure our cacao is from home. :)

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  • http://twitter.com/negatron28 Negatron

    The white chocolate does look good! Not too white, still looks a bit brown so it has some real cocoa in it. I wonder if this is available locally…

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  • http://fabnaima.blogspot.com Jenny

    Proud Dabawenya here! :D  local chocolate maker Theo and Phil (http://theoandphilo.com/about.htm) also gets his cacao from Davao!

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    Marielle Ong Reply:

    Their Barako chocolate is delicious. :)

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