Welcome to Zak's Chocolate!
Craft Chocolate Factory/Retail Shop/Events
Zak's Chocolate is a local, award-winning small-batch craft chocolate maker and an artisan chocolate shop. We are one of a small number of chocolate shops that makes 100% of our own chocolate, from ethically-sourced cocoa beans. 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 proprietary House Blend chocolate to use in dark, milk & white chocolate bars, as well as 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 organically farmed 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 resutls in a chocolate that is creamy and smooth, but not bitter. All of our dark chocolate bars are vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Our milk chocolate is crafted with the same ingredients as our dark chocolate with the addition of organic whole milk. Our unique Sonoran Desert White Chocolate is made with only three ingredients: House-pressed cocoa butter, organic whole milk powder and organic cane sugar. We do not use soy, corn syrup or anything to artificially extend the shelf life in any of our products.
At our factory/retail shop in Scottsdale you will be able to see (and learn) how chocolate is made directly from the bean. Find us at:
6990 E Shea Blvd. "Sweet" 116
Scottsdale AZ 85254
We are proud to be the first Arizona Good Food Awards winner in the Confections category and to have been named 2018 Best Chocolate & 2017 Best Ice Cream by Phoenix New Times, as well as 2017 Best Chocolate & 2016 Best Local Food Product by Phoenix Magazine. We have also been featured on the Cover of Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine and on several local news segments. Click on the images below to view the stories and see more in our NEWS & VIDEOS tab.
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