Wednesday, November 13 | Submitted by Lawren Askinosie | Downtown Central
Askinosie Chocolate just released two brand new, limited edition, holiday
chocolate bars: a Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Bar and a Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Bar.
The folks at Askinosie Chocolate were inspired by well-loved holiday food traditions and
the dishes associated with them for their new bars, namely pumpkin desserts and gingerbread
cookies. Handcrafted from scratch in micro-batches, each of these unique chocolate bars took
months to develop and weeks to create.
The Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Bar blends the acclaimed chocolate factory’s
award-winning white chocolate with real pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, which mixed in their
100-year-old melangeur for days. The result is a rich, buttery chocolate bar, reminiscent of freshout-
of-the-oven pumpkin pie.
For the Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Bar, the Askinosie team combined their single
origin dark chocolate with a blend of five spices, to mimic the flavor of warm, rich gingerbread
cookies. The bar’s star ingredient though, is the minimally refined cane sugar, which completes
the flavor and mouthfeel with its molasses sweetness. To cap the nostalgia-inducing experience,
the packaging is in the style of a coloring book and is topped with crayons.
Because only micro-batches were made, Askinosie Chocolate’s holiday bars’ availability
is very limited. You can find the bars exclusively at the Askinosie Chocolate factory or online at
askinosie.com. The Gingerbread Bar is also available at Palo Alto chocolate-haven, The
For more information about Askinosie Chocolate’s newest chocolate bars, visit
askinosie.com or call 417-862-9900.
Askinosie Chocolate is an international award-winning and critically acclaimed small batch
chocolate manufacturer with 14 employees located in Springfield, Mo., sourcing 100% of their
beans directly from farmers. Shawn Askinosie, founder and chocolate maker, travels to regions
of Ecuador, Honduras, the Philippines and Tanzania to work directly with the farmers and source
cocoa beans. 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 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. To learn more, visit askinosie.com.
Contact: Lawren Askinosie, 417-862-9900 (office), firstname.lastname@example.org