Premium Cacao Beans. Grown in Haiti, Made in Haiti.
ASKANYA HAITIAN CHOCOLATE
The Les Chocolateries Askanya is Haiti’s first and only premier bean-to-bar chocolate company. The minority owned brand was co-founded in 2015 by Corinne Joachim Sanon Symietz, a Haitian currently living in Brooklyn, New York, who was inspired to create jobs and opportunities for fellow Haitians and minority owned businesses by using her expertise as an Industrial Operations Engineer and her understanding of how to get things done in Haiti. "I didn’t want to wake up at 60 having never tried to do anything for Haiti", reflects Corinne.
Askanya produces a variety of chocolate bars that are exclusively made with premium Haitian cacao beans. The cacao is sourced from over 3,000 local Haitian cacao farmers. The minority owned cacao chocolate is produced locally in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, where Corinne's grandparents' home was converted to a colorful chocolate factory. The chocolate makers at Askanya were trained by world-class chocolatiers in France and the US in the bean-to-bar chocolate making processes.
Askanya's cacao beans were selected among the Top 50 at the Cacao Excellence Award during the Paris Salon du Chocolat in 2017. "Grown in Haiti, Made in Haiti, Enjoyed Everywhere", is the motto of the minority-owned chocolate bar brand that is enjoyed by palettes around the world.