Askinosie Whiskey Dark Chocolate

Boisterous flavor wrapped in a cloth pouch

Former criminal defense lawyer Shawn Askinosie found his second career in chocolate. His family-run Askinosie Chocolate makes bean-to-bar deliciousness in Springfield, Missouri and they have consistently made some of our favorite treats (coLABoration bars and their bean-to-ball chocolate covered malt balls are just a few of them). Extremely transparent about their process, their website is worth a pitstop to learn how they direct trade with …

Harper Macaw Chocolate

Luxurious and ethical Brazilian cacao beneath kaleidoscopic packaging

Entering the burgeoning world of artisanal chocolate with a flourish, Harper Macaw‘s Washington, DC-made bars capture attention with their kaleidoscopic packaging. We were enticed to open the crisp, colorful boxes but ultimately more pleased to savor the complex flavors of cacao—sourced from the rainforests of Brazil—that we found within. By exploring her love of chocolate, Sarah Müller Hartman of Harper Macaw pays homage to her …