Welcome to Zak's Chocolate!
Craft Chocolate Factory/Retail Shop/Events
Zak's Chocolate is a local, award-winning small-batch craft chocolate maker (we make 100% of our own chocolate from cocoa beans) and an artisan chocolate shop. We love chocolate and we love the story and amazing flavors of fine cacao varieties. We have been making chocolate as a hobby for years and are excited to share our passion with you at our small production/retail shop in Scottsdale.
At Zak's we roast ethically sourced cocoa beans and make our own single-origin and House Blend chocolate to use in bars, truffles, brownies and other yummy confections. Everything is done by hand, from sorting cocoa beans to wrapping our bars to hand crafting our truffles.
Each chocolate will taste different based on its origins and how we roast and conche to bring out unique flavor profiles. Like coffee and wine, each cocoa bean comes from a unique terroir that impacts its flavor.
Our single-origin dark chocolates contain only cocoa beans (most of which are organically certified), organic cane sugar and a small amount of cocoa butter to enhance the smoothness of our chocolate (which we press in-house from the same beans used in each origin bar). Our chocolate making style yields a chocolate that is creamy and smooth, but not bitter. All of our dark chocolate bars are vegan, gluten free and dairy free. We do not use soy, corn syrup or anything to artificially extend the shelf life in any of our products. Our milk chocolate is crafted with the same ingredients as our dark chocolate with the addition of organic whole milk.
At our factory/retail shop in Scottsdale you will be able to see (and learn) how chocolate is made directly from the bean.
We are proud to be the first Arizona Good Food Awards winner in the Confections category and to have been named 2017 Best Chocolate and 2016 Best Local Food Product by Phoenix Magazine as well as 2015 Best Chocolate by Phoenix New Times. We have also been featured on several local news segments. Click on the video images below to view the stories.
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