Missouri Chocolate Company Selling Tanzanian Rice
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield chocolate company has started selling rice from the small village in east Africa where the company gets its cocoa beans, in an effort to help students there.
Askinosie Chocolate has begun selling bags of rice from the Tanzanian village of Kyela, which is where owner Shawn Askinosie gets the cocoa beans for its line of chocolate bars. Proceeds from the rice sales will go back to fund the lunch program for the village school.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that one-pound bags of Kyela rice are on sale for $16.50 at Askinosie Chocolate and can be bought online from www.askinosie.com. The company says the $15 in profit from each bag goes to the Kyela school lunch program.