Askinosie Chocolate is this great little company that we found while doing some research on single origin chocolate bars, of which is actually a great reason to purchase their gourmet chocolate bars and products. Askinosie Chocolate get’s their cocoa beans from farmers in the Philippines and Brazil among other places, but the best thing is that they know all of the farmers they receive their cocoa beans from. They have a plethora of products to choose from in both dark and white chocolate, in addition to their line of CollaBARation bars that we’ll be reviewing today. To learn more about Askinosie Chocolate, be sure and head to their web-site for more information on their line of products; and don’t forget to check out their online store where you can buy their gourmet chocolate directly from them.
The first CollaBARation bar we wanted to look at was their Dark Chocolate + Malted Milk bar, which can best be described as a subtle combination of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate. This is probably why Askinosie decided to have melting ice cream cones on the front of their package for this flavor, and is definitely why our testers loved it so much. Chocolate is obviously the most prominent flavor in this bar; however, the addition of the strawberry and vanilla undertones didn’t hurt either. The other CollaBARation bar we tried out was their Dark Chocolate + Coffee bar, and this bar was just another reason to try pretty much anything that Askinosie offers. The coffee is more subtle than you imagine it’s going to be, but it’s right up there with the chocolate it-self. This bar is made with 70% cocoa, giving it a much richer chocolate taste than you’re used to getting with a few of the cheaper chocolate bars that line the grocery store aisles. If you’re looking for a great tasting chocolate bar that also does great things for everyone that helps to grow the beans and make the chocolate, then we recommend you take a closer look at Askinosie Chocolate the next time you get a hankering for some of those auburn colored beans. Overall (4.5 out of 5).
The pros are that they have a nice line of flavors to choose from, the CollaBARation bars taste great and are an inventive idea, you can order their chocolate online, they use single origin chocolate, they know the farmers they get their beans from, and it’s just a great product and idea overall.
The cons are that you have to wait a couple of days for your awesome chocolate to arrive in the mail if you order it, and it’s high quality chocolate which means it’s pretty addictive.
- Calories 230
- Fat 14g
- Sodium 10mg
- Carbs 22g
- Fiber 7g
- Sugar 7g
- Protein 5g