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Missouri Chocolate Maker Raises Awareness Of Cocoa Farmers' Plight05:15

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Shawn Askinosie shows off his chocolate bars, which feature photographs of farmers who grow the beans that make his chocolate. (Suzanne Hogan/KCUR 89.3)closemore
Shawn Askinosie shows off his chocolate bars, which feature photographs of farmers who grow the beans that make his chocolate. (Suzanne Hogan/KCUR 89.3)

Although Americans consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate every year, they may not think about where their chocolate comes every time they take a bite. One Missouri chocolate maker wants that to change.

With the impending Valentine's Day-inspired boost in chocolate consumption, Suzanne Hogan from Here & Now contributor KCUR in Kansas City has the story of the "bean to bar" chocolate maker Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, Missouri.

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  • Suzanne Hogan, announcer, producer, and contributing reporter at KCUR.
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