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We will do our best to accommodate requests. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions.

Author: Jim/Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Categories: Chocolate Stuff, Updates

If you would like to choose the flavors in your box of chocolates, or have any dietary restrictions, just let us know your preferences in the Notes during Checkout.

Our small batches come & go, so if we are out of any requested flavors we will substitute for something we hope you will enjoy trying.


Ingredient/Allergen Info about our Bonbons (aka Truffles) & Caramels:

*Our bonbons/truffles are made with in our unique Zak's Blend Dark Chocolate - it's smooth & creamy but not bitter

*Allergen info: we use dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts and wheat in our facility

*We do not use soy lecithin, corn syrup, carrageenan or anything to artificially emulsify or extend shelf life

*All of our bonbons/truffles and caramels are gluten free (unless noted)

*Most of our bonbons/truffles and caramels contain fresh, local Dazeisen Dairy cream, except as noted with a *

*Our bonbons/truffles and caramels are best enjoyed within 2-3 weeks. We recommend storing all chocolate in a cool/dry place, away from sun, at a temperature range of 55 - 72 degrees. If you happen to have a wine fridge, that's a great place to store chocolate. Just let them warm up to room temp before you enjoy.

If you have any other questions, just email or call us

Thank you for your ongoing support!

You can use the photo of a sample 24 piece box with its "roadmap" to help you see what many of our designs look like.

See list below for current selection. 

If we are out of any requested flavors we will make substitions. If you have any dietary restrictions, just let us know.

Beverage pairing ideas:  = red wines   = white wines  = sparkling wines (try a Cava, Prosecco or Sparkling Rose)​  = Craft Beers   = Bourbon/Whisk(e)y

Caramels (in dark chocolate):

Zak's Caramel (chewy style light caramel in dark chocolate shell)  

Cacao Nib Caramel (Our Good Food Awards Winner is a chewy style light caramel in dark chocolate shell with cocoa nibs inside for a soft, nutty crunch) 

Dark Caramel (gooey style dark caramel in dark chocolate shell) 

Bourbon Caramel (gooey style dark caramel in dark chocolate shell; made with local Adventurous Stills Peralta Bourbon) 

Gooey Caramel Pecan - a dark caramel w/ Arizona pecans crumbled throughout 

Hibiscus Caramel (soft caramel infused with blue hibiscus petals for a natural sweetness) 

Dark Rum Caramel (gooey style dark caramel in dark chocolate shell; made with local Adventurous Stills Dark Rum) 

Rose Caramel (chewy style, sweet & floral; rose petal infused caramel) 

Nuts (in dark chocolate):

NEW - Cocodamia: (Coconut Milk/Macadamia Nut Milk creamy ganache covered in dark chocolate) It also happens to be dariy free and vegan *

Hazelnut Crunch (house roasted, lightly caramelized hazelnuts)*

Pistachio Crunch (house roasted, lightly caramelized pistachios - our twist on a classic) 

*Peanut Butter Cups (made with local PB Americano

Zak's Blend Dark Chocolate Ganache Centers (unless otherwise noted):

LIMITED TIME HOLIDAY FLAVORS (more will be coming next week):

Spiced Pumpkin (with real pumpkin puree and all those warm pumkin spices)

Eggnog (made with fresh, local Danzeisen Dairy eggnog)

Peppermint Mocha (infused with local Bergie's Coffee & organic peppermint leaves - FRESH!)

Gingerbread (warm winter spices and a cute little gingerbread man design)

Candy Cane Crunch (mint chocolate ganache with organic candy cane pieces and a candy cane design)


Simply Chocolate (our international award-winning chocolate truffle) 

Raspberry Rose (this is a soft raspberry flavor with a touch of rose)

Cinnamon Plum (featured in "Eat This Not That"- just the right balance between delicate cinnamon and dark fruit - try it with a Syrah, Zin or Rioja) 

Prickly Pear (REAL AZ prickly pear cactus nectar; slightly tangy, floral red fruit) 

Strawberry "Balsamic" Black Garlic (with Roasted Barrel Cactus Seeds from Cactus Kelly) - be a little adventurous 

Orange Rosemary (another twist on classic orange and chocolate, infused with fresh, locally grown rosemary, perfect for autumn) 

Earl Grey Lavender (a deep chocolate from the Earl Grey black tea infusion with a refreshing lavender finish) 

Yuzu Lemongrass (an infusion of locally grown lemograss takes the edge off yuzu, this piece has mild citrus and herbal notes) 

Mocha (made with locally roasted Bergies coffee

White Chocolate Malt (our take on a childhood memory, covered in dark chocolate) (contains gluten)

AZ Queen Bee Honey (w/pure local honey from a real beekepperAZ Queen Bee

Ginger Lime (soft lime flavor, the "bite" is tamed by a touch of ginger) 

Passion Fruit (bright, tangy passion fruit puree blended into our chocolate ganache) *

Cayenne Mango (rich mango flavor and just a touch of local cayenne pepper)*

Tropical Blackberry (we take blackberries to the tropics with lychee & passion fruit for a bright & tangy flovor) *

Blackberry Cardamom (a magical blend of blackberry and complex spice - try it with a bold red wine) 

NEW: Orange Chamomile (a milk chocolate ganache with a touch of citrus and a light, sweet floral finish)

Raspberry (raspberry pureé blended into our chocoalte ganache - a classic!) *

Mango (rich mango flavor) *

Cacao Praline (caramelized cacao nibs ground in dark chocolate - its a crunchy, dark, sweet treat)*

Ginger Tangerine (balanced ginger and citrus flavor without a bite) 

Toasted Coconut (infused w/ organic coconut for full flavor without the pieces) 

Cherry Coconut (cherry pureé makes this a sweeter coconut flavor)*

Chocolate Mint (infused with organic peppermint leaves for a fresh flavor) 

Crispy Rice in Dark Chocolate (organic, gluten free brown rice - a thicker, much better version of that big brand crunch from your childhood)*

Caramelized Pineapple (for more adventurous foodies, try this dark chocolate bonbon with aromatic white wines) *

* does not contain dairy

Available separately from our online store (sorry, these cannot be added to boxes of chocolates):

Caramel Pecan Turtles (Zak's caramel with locally sourced Arizona pecans from NutSack Foods). Turtles available in boxes of 6 or 12 or individually. Sorry, cannot be added to boxes of chocolates

Bark Bites - available in Dark Chocolate with Salt, Dark Chocolate w/Mixed Nuts and Dark or Milk Chocolate w/Almonds (nuts locally sourced from NutSack)

Not Currently Available:

Blackberry Rum Runner - made with locally crafted dark run from Adventurous Stills in Tempe*

Coffee Stout (made with AZ Wilderness Coffee Stout & local coffee (contains gluten)

Horchata Stout (made with AZ Wilderness Horchata Stout & a touch of cinnamon and vanilla (contains gluten)

Spicy Stout (made with AZ Wilderness American Presidential Stout & local peppers (contains gluten)

Blueberry (tastes just like chocolate covered blueberries)

Cherry Cordial (a classic, but our cherries have no artificial colors)  - Limit of 4 per box

Peach Blossom (soft peach notes add a touch of spring to this piece)

Raspberry Green Tea (a softer raspberry flavor than our Raspberry)

Orange Blossom (for those who love their orange & chocolate a litlle less bold) 

Belize 70% Dark Chocolate (deep, dark chocolate bonbon made with our single-origin Belize chocolate - it has a surprising naturally sweet finish) 

Mimosa - made with fresh-squeezed, local oranges and champagne reduction* 

Blood Orange (for lovers of this classic flavor combo - bold orange flavor with chocolate) *




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