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Craft Chocolate Makers Eat Crap Candy Too

Megan Giller | Posted 08.25.2016 | Taste
Megan Giller

Listen, if you put peanut M&Ms or York Peppermint Patties in front of me, I will DEMOLISH those suckers. Sure, I spend most of my waking (and sleeping) hours thinking about, writing, and tasting bean-to-bar chocolate, but once in a while, Snickers really satisfies.

Things I Know To Be True About Craft Chocolate & Small Business: As The Dust Settles On Mast-Gate

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

Much has been written in response to the Mast Brothers scandal (or what our team refers to as "Mast-gate"). Nearly every perspective, rebuttal, or defense has been shared, so much so that I debated whether to publish this post, concerned I'd be adding to the noise. But there's one perspective that's missing and it's that of a (fellow?) chocolate maker.

The Mast Brothers Have it All Wrong: Success Is Not About Being Dangerous

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

We have a saying here: "it's not about the chocolate, it's about the chocolate." We mean that we have a laser focus every single day on making the best chocolate we can with the best beans possible.

Chocolate University Is a Real Thing: The Final Exam Is Next Week in Tanzania

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

Today they are packing and relaxing at home. Tomorrow they will meet us at the airport and we will embark on our 46-hour journey to our final destination of Kyela, Tanzania. Some of our students have never been outside of Missouri and one has never been on a plane.

A Week In The Life Of A Chocolate Maker's Trip To Africa

Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many di...