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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 (845)/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 (823)/Comments (0)/
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Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (674)/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.

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Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (890)/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

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Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (575)/Comments (0)/
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Imagine if there was only one kind of wine grape

Boring, right? Same goes for chocolate!

Imagine if we were led to believe there was only one kind of wine grape. Boring, right? Grab your favorite Zak's Chocolate bar & check out this great video explaining what real #craftchocolate is about. 

 

Friday, August 14, 2015/Author: Jim/Number of views (1120)/Comments (0)/
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What does a cacao pod look like?

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Have you ever seen a cacao pod? Amazing that this is where chocolate begins...click here to check out this short video from Holland

Sunday, October 19, 2014/Author: Jim/Number of views (1436)/Comments (0)/
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