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Askinosie Chocolate’s White Chocolate Nibble Bar was one of five Silver Finalists in the Outstanding Chocolate category of the sofi™ Awards and was the only bean to bar chocolate to be selected.
“sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and the sofi™ Awards recognize excellence in specialty foods and beverages in 31 categories. sofi™ Awards are a coveted industry honor. The judges evaluated each entry on several attributes: quality, taste, innovation, packaging, ingredients, and pricing.
Shawn Askinosie, founder and chocolate maker of Askinosie Chocolate says, “It is an honor to be chosen as a finalist, especially considering the superior quality of all of the products that were entered. With entries up 12% from last year, we knew it was going to be very competitive.”
This is the second sofi™ Silver Award Askinosie Chocolate has received. Last year the 70% San Jose Del Tambo Dark Chocolate Bar was a Silver Finalist in the same category.
The Gold Winners will selected Monday, June 28 at the NASFT’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City and announced at a red-carpet ceremony at the show.
Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch chocolate manufacturer located in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100% of their beans directly from the farmers. Shawn Askinosie, founder and chocolate maker (and frequent guest on Fox Business Network), travels to regions of Mexico, Ecuador, and the Philippines 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 Askinosie Chocolate to profit share with the farmers, giving them a Stake In the Outcome™. The Askinosie Chocolate mission is to serve their farmers, their neighborhood, their customers and each other; sharing the Askinosie Chocolate Experience by leaving the world a better place than they found it.