Askanya Haitian Chocolate Factory Co-Founder Walks Us Through Her Journey with a University of Michi

New York, NY February 14th, 2017- The University of Michigan visited Haiti and shadowed Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Les Chocolateries Askanya and Michigan Engineering alumna Corinne Joachim-Sanon. Les Chocolateries Askanya orAskanya for short is a premium bean-to-bar chocolate “Grown in Haiti, Made in Haiti, Enjoyed Everywhere”.

In “The Sweet Side of Engineering”, a documentary series filmed in Haiti and produced by the University of MichiganCorinne Joachim-Sanon walks us through the process of purchasing cacoa and transforming it into chocolate. Prior to being an Entrepreneur, she worked for major corporations in The United States. But the Haitian native was nagged by a different kind of ambition. She wanted to run her own business creating jobs in her home country. After 10 years of working as an engineer and a business consultant, at 29 years old Corinne invested most of her and her husband's savings to start a chocolate factory in rural Haiti.

Watch, Post & Share “The Sweet Side of Engineering” now: Read the full story written by Michigan Engineering HERE.

Les Chocolatries Askanya prides itself on offering the most delicious and highest quality chocolate made with Haitian cacao, while creating wealth for employees, partners, and Haitian farmers.

Askanya is sold online, at most major grocery stores and gift shops in Haiti and in the US at these locations:

  • Grandchamps Kitchen – Brooklyn, NY

  • Kafe Louverture – Brooklyn,NY

  • The Chocolate House - D.C

  • Elisha C - Los Angeles, CA

  • Le District - New York City, NY

  • Fritai Nola - New Orleans, LA

  • Hannah’s Bretzel – Chicago, Il

  • A Taste of Distinction, Pomona, NY

More About Askanya,

Founded in 2015 by husband and wife, Andreas Symietz, and Corinne Joachim Sanon Symietz. Les Chocolateries Askanyais Haiti’s first premium bean-to-bar chocolate company. Locally-grown Haitian cacao and natural ingredients withoutpreservatives are used to produce the chocolate bars at the colorful chocolate factory located in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.Available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Rapadou(unrefined Haitian whole cane sugar) Chocolate, which are all available in a regular bar (2oz), the half-bar (1oz) the bite-size bar, and seasonal gift-sets.

Visit for more info and to shop online. Find Askanya on Twitter: @AskanyaChocolat, Instagram: @AskanyaChocolate and Facebook: @AskanyaChocolate


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