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OUR CURRENT FLAVORS - Feb 27 - March 3

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.

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Ingredient/Allergen Info about our Bonbons and Caramels:

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

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

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

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

*Our products are made in a facility that handles tree nuts and peanuts.

*Our bonbons 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 - 73 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. 

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 are shown for each piece:  = red wines   = white wines  = sparkling wines (try a Cava, Prosecco or Sparkling Rose)​  = Craft Beers   = Bourbon/Whisk(e)y

If a flavor is lined out, then it is currently out of stock. 

Caramels:

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

*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) 

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

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

Nuts:

*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 (like a truffle inside) Flavors:

Simply Chocolate (our international award-winning chocolate truffle) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) *

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

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

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

Mimosa (champagne reduction with orange - it's not just for breakfast)*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peanut-y Stout (made with AZ Wilderness Beer (contains gluten) 

White Chocolate Malt (made with AZ Wilderness Beer (contains gluten)

Spicy Stout (made with AZ Wilderness Beer (contains gluten)

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

Mango (rich mango flavor) *

* 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:

Cacao Praline (caramelized cacao nibs ground in dark chocolate)*

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

*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) Orange Orange Rosemary (another twist on classic orange and chocolate, this piece is infused with fresh, locally grown rosemary) 

Blueberry (tastes just like chocolate covered blueberries)

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

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

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

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

Cherry Cordial (a classic, but our cherries have no artificial colors) 

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