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Meet-the-Maker Chocolate Tasting!
Shawn Askinosie is our favorite criminal defense lawyer turned chocolate maker and we are thrilled for his return to Ann Arbor! Not only is Shawn an award-winning craft chocolate maker, he is also a leader in the industry for both his chocolate and his business model, which includes directly sourcing cacao beans & profit sharing with smallholder farmers. In addition to developing relationships with these farmers, the company also partners with schools in their origin communities to provide lunch to 1,000 children every day. His new book, “Meaningful Work”, is written about his experiences in the chocolate business details how he discovered the secret to finding a vocation – and how to do purposeful work that comes from your heart as well as your head. Join us as Shawn shares his story and guides us in a tasting of 6 of his bean-to-bar chocolates. Books available for purchase separately.
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.
See you there!
Need a gift for mom?
Our shelves are filled with mom-thrilling confections and as always, we are ready to assist you in finding the perfect gift. To help guide you, here is list of confections we are giving our moms to make her day a little sweeter.
Treat mom to this classic French confection. Almonds and pistachios wrapped in soft, creamy nougat made with egg whites blended with golden honey and striped with decadent caramel. Made in small batches in copper cauldrons by a small confiserie first founded in 1900, now run by sister and brother Ghislaine and Jacques Savin. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up with coffee or tea, served as dessert or an extra special treat for the lunch box.
This bar may be innocently wrapped in subdued brown paper, but is really a show stopper! A rich milk chocolate bar filled to bursting with smooth hazelnut & almond cream and dotted with roasted hazelnuts. A perfect dessert for mother’s day brunch or accompaniment with coffee.
For the milk chocolate loving mom, nothing can be better than this creamy milk chocolate bar with large cashews, sprinkled with fleur de sel and pure cane sugar, roasted to golden brown perfection and combined with creamy milk chocolate.
If your mom loves dark chocolate, nuts and fruit then this bar has it all! Dark chocolate mixed with a tactile roller coaster of maple-caramelized almonds, cashews, toasted seeds and sweet tart dried cherries.
These hand painted Avant-garde bars by Joan at Chocolate Moderne are actually nine little bonbons masquerading as a chocolate bar. Each chocolate section is filled to the brim with various caramels or ganaches. We have a rotating cast of flavors, but a few of our most popular are the Lover (passion fruit caramel with cardamom), Smoked Sea Salt Caramel, and Berries & Lavender Caramel.
Yours in Chocolate,