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2017 GOOD FOOD AWARDS WINNER

Zak's Cacao Nib Caramel wins at Good Food Awards

Zak’s Chocolate was named a 2017 Good Food Awards Winner in the Confections Category for its Cacao Nib Caramel.

We are proud and honored to be the first Arizona winner in the Confections Category and only the second winner ever from Arizona. 

 

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Sunday, January 29, 2017/Author: Jim/Number of views (151)/Comments (0)/
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BEST LOCAL FOOD PRODUCT

Phoenix Magazine 2016 Best of the Valley

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We are so very proud of this award. It is very exciting that more and more people are discovering and recognizing what real chocolate is all about. And, that real chocolate is a real food


 

Saturday, December 3, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (254)/Comments (0)/
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Phoenix Magazine Birthday Club

We are proud to be an inaugural sponsor of the Phoenix Magazine Birthday Club, along with other awesome, local businesses.

Click this link to join the club and treat yourself to two free Zak's Chocolate truffles for your birthday!


Monday, September 26, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (359)/Comments (0)/
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Zak's Featured on Fox10 News Segment 2

Corey's Corner Part 2

The second live segment features our retail shop in front of our production area.

Click here for Part 2 of the live segment on Fox10 News

 

Sunday, August 14, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (413)/Comments (0)/
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Zak's Featured on Fox10 News Segment 1

Corey's Corner Segment 1

Check out this great live piece from Fox10 News/Corey's Corner. A behind the scenes look at how we make Zak's Chocolate...click here

Sunday, August 14, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (424)/Comments (0)/
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Phoenix New Times 100 Tastemakers in the Valley

Get to Know More About Maureen & Jim, Plus "Three Things You Probably Don't Know About Chocolate"

From now until we publish the 2016 edition of Best of Phoenix,

New Times is naming 100 Tastemakers — 

members of our local culinary community who help shape the way we eat, drink, and think about food in Phoenix. Some you'll know, and for others, it'll be a first introduction, but each person on our list deserves a nod for helping make our city so delicious.


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Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (445)/Comments (0)/
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Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (408)/Comments (0)/
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Zak's Chocolate Featured in Phoenix Magazine, March 2016

Chocolate Reign


“We pay a lot more for the beans, but there are fine flavors and there’s a relationship and sustainability factor,” says Jim Elitzak, co-owner with wife Maureen of Zak’s Chocolate in Scottsdale.

Click here for cool video of our chocolate making process

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Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (607)/Comments (0)/
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Project Phoenix 2016 DIY Issue features Zak's Chocolate

So, do they ever eat mass-produced chocolate from the convenience store? Read story for answer

Chocolate-making is a lost art, Jim Elitzak says. It's also a messy one. When his wife, Maureen, with whom he co-owns Zak's Chocolate in Scottsdale, announced that she was going to start making her own chocolate, grinding beans by hand and using hair dryers to blow cocoa shells, he balked.

"I said, 'I will never do that. No, thank you,'" he remembers. Jim since has changed his mind: The couple opened Zak's Chocolate in a small Scottsdale storefront last spring. There, they create organic single-origin chocolate bars and sweets made from their own bean-to-bar chocolate. Everything is done by hand: the roasting, the separating, the melting. Even the paper each chocolate bar comes wrapped in is handmade. The business began as a hobby...click here for full article

Click here for accompanying video of our chocolate making process

 

Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (344)/Comments (0)/
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Zak's Chocolate Named Best Chocolate

Best Chocolate in Metro-Phoenix 2015 by Phoenix New Times

Just six months into our new venture, we are very excited and proud to have been Named Best Chocolate in Metro-Phoenix 2015 by Phoenix New Times.

Especially exciting is that this was not a popularity contest vote. It was an editor's choice. 

Thanks to Phoenix New Times and Chow Bella Blog for recognizing our craft. .Click here for Story


 

Friday, October 16, 2015/Author: Jim/Number of views (709)/Comments (0)/
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