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It tastes good. It’s good for the farmers. It’s good for the environment, and It’s good for you. We also believe that children in our neighborhood should have the opportunity to…Learn Good Chocolate. We charge for factory tours, but we put our money where our mouth is. Our little factory is part of the revitalization of the Commercial Street Historic District, and as such we have a responsibility to participate in the lives of the children who live on the street and in our neighborhood. Children that live at the Missouri Hotel, less than 100 yards from our factory, attend Boyd Elementary School. 100% of the money you pay for the tour funds a cocoa education program we have funded in partnership with Drury University and Boyd Elementary. The goals of the project as presented and funded by Askinosie Chocolate are to promote the understanding of: 1. The Art, Science, and fun of artisan chocolate making; 2. The history, culture and language of the cocoa producing countries; 3. Profit sharing with farmers in direct relationships giving them a “Stake in the Outcome”; and 4. Sustainable practices that help the planet in general and cocoa in particular. Public Tours are held every Tuesday at 3:00pm. Tours are approximately 1 hour and cost $3 for adults and $2 for students and children. Find out more at www.askinosie.com.