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Recapping the Basics of Chocolate Tasting With the Owners of Zak's Chocolate in Scottsdale

Phoenix New Times review of our Talk, Taste & Tour Event

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"Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies." - John Q. Tullius

 

 

"Make a list of important things to do today. At the top of your list, put ‘eat chocolate’. 

Now, you'll get at least one thing done today." - Gina Hayes

 

 

"Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays." – Anonymous

Thursday, June 10, 2021/Author: Jim/Number of views (7)/Comments (0)/
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A Sweet Success Story

Zak's Chocolate was named to Food & Wine's best chocolate shops in America list. Here's why...

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — What started as a hobby in the Boston suburbs has landed Scottsdale's Maureen Elitzak among the country's top chocolatiers. 

Read the stories by cicking the links below:

Scottsdale's Zak's Chocolate Among Best Chocolate Shops

Scottsdale's Zak's Chocolate A Sweet Success Story

READ THE FOOD & WINE STORY BY CLICKING HERE

Tuesday, April 27, 2021/Author: Jim/Number of views (32)/Comments (0)/
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020/Author: Jim/Number of views (1418)/Comments (0)/
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OUR CURRENT FLAVORS June 12, 2021

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

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.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE STORE

Ask us about dairyfree/vegan options. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions.

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 and not bitter

*Our bonbons and caramels are gluten free (except for malted milk or beer reduction pieces)

*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. Our dark chocolate bars will be good for at least one year; milk and white chocolate for 6 months, if stored properly. What is proper storage? 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!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Author: Jim/Number of views (18986)/Comments (0)/
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Desert Dish Video: Zak’s Chocolate - An Artisan Chocolate Shop

Like coffee and wine, each cocoa bean comes from a unique terroir that impacts its flavor. Zak's Chocolate is giving patrons a taste of true chocolate.

 

We are proud to share this short video of our chocolate story, filmed by James Beard Award Winning videographer, Andrew Gooi. Filmmaker & Creator of Food Talkies

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018/Author: Jim/Number of views (1476)/Comments (0)/
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Salted Cocoa Nib Mixer

Featured in Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine

DESIGNED FOR COFFEE (BUT AWESOME IN SO MUCH MORE)

A local collaboration with Iconic Cocktail of Phoenix, Salted Cocoa Nib Mixer is made with Zak's custom roasted cocoa nibs.

This mixer has a smooth and velvety body. Hand harvested fleur de sel accentuates the robust cocoa. The custom roasted Haitian cocoa nib add a flavor profile of mild cocoa & lightly roasted nuts.

Use this mixer to flavor coffee or to enhance your next craft cocktail. It's also great to drizzle over some Zak's Chocolate Ice Cream.

Available on our online store.

Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Jim/Number of views (1301)/Comments (0)/
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Zak's Single-Origin Brownie Flights Featured in Phoenix New Times

"This is not your grandma's brownie"

 

"This is a serious chocolate pastry that will make you rethink all previous brownie experiences.

Tasting single origin chocolate in its bar form is a great way to develop a deeper appreciation for chocolate as an artisan product, but tasting it in brownie form was a totally different experience, which somehow highlighting the subtle, and not-so-subtle differences even better."

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Monday, September 4, 2017/Author: Jim/Number of views (1794)/Comments (0)/
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OPEN HOUSE CHOCOLATE SAMPLING

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY CELEBRATION

Sample your way around the world of single-origin craft chocolates

October 28 from 4:00 - 8:00pm at Zak's Chocolate



10/28/2016 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM/Author: Jim/Number of views (1661)/Comments (0)/
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Cacao Magic in 4 short videos from the Tropics

Farming, Fermentation, Drying, Quality Control

These videos are a great introduction to all the magic and really, really hard work done by so many amazing people in the tropics.

Learn what has to happen before cocoa beans arrive at Zak's so we can turn them into chocolate for you to enjoy.

These awesome, short videos were produced by our primary partner in transparent trade, Uncommon Cacao

Friday, March 12, 2021/Author: Jim/Number of views (93)/Comments (0)/
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A 59 Second Video

How we make our chocolate

Friday, March 5, 2021/Author: Jim/Number of views (111)/Comments (0)/
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