Our favorite chocolate of 2008 just gained a new sibling. Askinosie, a socially responsible Missouri company that specializes in single-origin chocolates, has just announced its latest bar: 77 percent dark chocolate from Davao, Philippines. We already bit into a sample: The chocolate melts slowly, taking on a nut-butter quality in the mouth; it’s an honest, earthy confection that is both rich and intense. Look for it soon at Blue Apron Foods in Brooklyn, or order online.
Davao tourism: 700-Davao or 700-32826.