Behind The Scenes of Askanya Chocolateries, Haiti’s Chocolate Bar Startup Brand

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Haiti has its very own lean chocolate bar, and it’s called Askanya made by Askanya Chocolateries. The brand was created by three entrepreneurs whom are based in Haiti. As of this writing, the brand is available in 10 locations in the US, including the famed The District in New York, Fritai in New Orleans and The Chocolate Factory in DC, in addition to 25 prime locations all over Haiti. According to one of its co-founders, Askanya is based in Ouanaminthe, a city outside of Port-au-Prince, and its location isn’t a coincidence. Co-founder Corinne Sanon Symeitz says she and her co-founders chose that location to reduce business dependency on Port-au-Prince. Askanya employs Haiti’s farmers, cocoa growers, and food lab workers, many of whom are women.
Askanya Chocolateries
From the tree to processing to an Askanya bar.

Askanya Chocolateries branded chocolate
Roasting time!

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Two experts are creating the Askanya Chocolateries products to perfection.

Askanya Chocolateries brand in Haiti
Ooh, another shot of the Askanya food lab!

Askanya Chocolateries Haiti
And finally…the finished product.

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Above: A staff member displaying Askanya products as part of a promotional campaign

Askanya Chocolate Haiti
Above: The brand has been involved in entrepreneurship and social activities in Haiti. Here are some of the staff at a retreat for Haiti’s women entrepreneurs.

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Above: Askanya at Le District in New York’s financial district at Battery Park, one of the many locations in the USA where the chocolate is available.

[[Product photos: Andreas Symeitz]

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