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Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer located on Commercial Street in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100% of their beans directly from the farmers. Shawn Askinosie, Founder & Chocolate Maker, shifted his focus after 19 years as a criminal defense lawyer. In search of re-wirement outside the courtroom, Shawn began baking. His obsession with cupcakes turned into a passion for making chocolate from scratch. Now Shawn travels to regions of Mexico and Ecuador 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 Shawn to profit share with the farmers, giving them a Stake In the Outcome??