One of the founding beliefs of Askinosie’s Chocolate is the importance of sourcing beans directly and in doing so helping local communities across the world. Over the years, Askinosie has garnered much praise for its wonderful Davao dark chocolate bars. And so it seemed only fitting that it select this single estate cacao as the basis for its white chocolate bars. In fact, Askinosie hand crafts this 34% white chocolate from cocoa butter, which it presses itself from cocoa beans sourced directly from farmers in Davao, Philippines. This butter is then combined with organic cane sugar and (most unusually) goat’s milk powder to create this bean-to-bar white chocolate.
This handmade artisan white chocolate bar is crafted at every stage by Shawn Askinosie’s team in the USA. The bar contains cocoa butter, goats milk powder and organic cane sugar. In terms of the taste, the goats milk ensures that this is a white chocolate bar with a twist. In a world where so many white chocolate bars are overpoweringly sweet, this bar is definitely an exception to that rule. In fact, it has a rather distinctive (almost sour) tang, that most likely won’t suit all palates. The texture is smooth and the mouth feel is altogether very rich and creamy.
This bar is certified kosher and gluten free.