Les Chocolateries Askanya is Haiti’s first and only premier bean-to-bar chocolate company. We exclusively use Haitian cacao to produce our chocolates in our facility located in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.
PRIDE IN OUR HAITIAN CACAO
Unbeknownst to many people, the Haitian cacao is highly ranked on the international cacao market.
Realizing this, we decided to produce delicious and high quality chocolates in Haiti, made only with Haitian cacao. We wanted a product that Haitians, whether in our ten Departments or in the Diaspora, could enjoy and be proud of.
We also wished for every chocolate connoisseur and lover worldwide to savor and fall in love with our chocolate treats – “Grown in Haiti, Made in Haiti, Enjoyed Everywhere”.
THIS WAS, IS AND CONTINUES TO BE A LABOR OF LOVE
We visited cacao farms and met with farmers, members of the Fédération des Coopératives Cacaoyères du Nord (FECANNO). These cacao farmers, originally trained by volunteers from Agronomist and Veterinary without Borders, shared with us their procedures in harvesting, fermenting and drying cacao – this know- how is very important to extract the ultimate flavor of the cacao beans. The farmers became our cacao suppliers.
In addition, we consulted with world-class chocolatiers from France and the USA who meticulously trained our team in the bean-to-bar chocolate making processes.
Furthermore, we converted one of our grandparents’ house located in Ouanaminthe (a small town turned commercial hub, thanks to its proximity to the border with the Dominican Republic) into a colorful chocolate factory.
OUR NAME “ASKANYA”
We named our company after one of our founder’s German hometown “Aschersleben”. In its Latinized form “Ascania,” it connects to the ancient figure Ascanius. Just as Ascanius became the legendary King in Roman mythology, we are sure Askanya will become the Queen of chocolate in her new Caribbean home.
DELICIOUS CHOCOLATES MADE IN HAITI
We are now ready to share these delicious chocolate treats with you. On behalf of the more than 3,000 Haitian farmers who grow our cacao and the dedicated team at Les Chocolateries Askanya, we thank you for choosing our chocolate treats – “Grown in Haiti, Made in Haiti, Enjoyed Everywhere”.