Meet Lawren Askinosie, Chief Marketing Officer of Askinosie Chocolate and TAP's President's Council member. Discover why Lawren joined TAP and how she celebrates World Chocolate Day!
👥 TAP: What attracted you to the TAP President's Council?
🗣️ L.A.: As a small business owner, I'm passionate about small businesses' impact locally and globally. TAP's work is vital and inspires me to support small business owners with my purchases.
👥 TAP: Tell us about Askinosie Chocolate's commitment to ethical sourcing, fair payment, and sustainability.
🗣️ L.A.: Most people don't know that much of the chocolate in the world comes from cocoa harvested by enslaved people. We're dedicated to creating the best-tasting, transparently-sourced chocolate. We source premium cocoa from smallholder farmers, paying them above Fair Trade prices, sharing profits, and collaborating on community development initiatives. Our chocolate is 100% transparent, traceable, and farmer-forward.
👥 TAP: How does Askinosie Chocolate celebrate World Chocolate Day?
🗣️ L.A.: This year, we're releasing our latest batch of white chocolate! It's made from scratch using our pressed cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, and goat's milk. Our white chocolate has a devoted following and has been sold out for months, so it's a great way to celebrate the day.
Thank you, Lawren, for sharing your small business experience as a valued TAP President's Council member. We appreciate you!
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