Zingerman's: Chocolate Tasting with Shawn Askinosie

Chocolate Tasting with Shawn Askinosie 

 Date September 17, 2014, Wednesday 

 Time 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Price $35.00

 Location Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Shawn Askinosie is our favorite criminal defense lawyer turned chocolate maker and we welcome him back to the Deli with open arms! Shawn is a leader in the industry for his chocolate, his packaging, and his business model, which includes directly sourcing cocoa beans & gainsharing with the farmers. Join us as Shawn shares his story and guides us in a tasting of his bean-to-bar chocolates. Sign up early—this tasting always sells out!

I have already purchased my ticket.  Please click here to reserve your seat. Signing up on this meetup page does NOT reserve you a seat. 


This is a repeated event at Zingermans.  Back in the spring, Zingerman's advertised the original event this way:

We’re very happy to announce that founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, Shawn Askinosie will visit two Zingerman’s businesses in mid-May to share his story and his chocolate!

Shawn Askinosie had a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer for nearly 20 years before he founded his Springfield, Missouri chocolate-making business. He was recently named by O, The Oprah Magazine as “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.” They said,

“Why we’re fans: The philanthropically-minded chocolate entrepreneur aims to get students thinking about business ethics in a way that could have ripple effects for generations.”

Askinosie Chocolate is a small-batch award-winning chocolate manufacturer with 15 full-time employees. Askinosie sources 100% of their beans directly from the farmers, and Shawn travels to regions of Ecuador, Honduras, the Philippines, and Tanzania to work directly with the farmers. 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.

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  • Diane

    The event is now full. See those of you who have purchased tickets tonight.

    September 17, 2014

  • Diane

    Only 5 seats left for the chocolate tasting tomorrow at Zingerman's.

    September 16, 2014

  • Diana

    Sorry, I completely forgot about another commitment, and have been out of the country for the past 2 weeks, back just yesterday. I hope I can reschedule for an upcoming event with my ticket, though. I'll watch for more of your Zingerman activities, Diane. At least, the event is not sold out yet!

    September 15, 2014

  • Diane

    I want to remind you that the chocolate tasting this Wednesday is at the Zingerman's event space in Kerrytown (see address above) and is NOT being held at the deli, the roadhouse or near their stores on the south side of town.

    Don't forget to purchase your ticket through their website. Link is in the event description above.

    September 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't do Zingerman's...

    September 11, 2014

    • Cheryl


      September 12, 2014

    • Diane

      I love Zingerman's

      September 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ticket purchased! (And just watched 2 Askinoisie videos about the University and village in Tanzania.)

    1 · August 11, 2014

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