You may not think about where your chocolate comes from every time you take a bite, but one Missouri chocolate maker wants that to change.
Shawn Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, Missouri is a "bean to bar" chocolate maker. Meaning he processes cocoa beans in his factory to make his chocolate bars. There are a lot of steps involved to turn cocoa beans into chocolate candy, all steps that Askinosie knew nothing about until 10 years ago.
"I had no idea where chocolate came from," Askinosie recalls. "No idea."