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Zak's Chocolate featured as Cover Story

OUR STORY...ON THE COVER of Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine.

When we opened our little craft chocolate shop about 3 years ago, we just wanted to share chocolate, the way we like it, with the hope that others might like it, too. Chocolate is a very personal experience and we are really excited that Chocolate Connoisseur has shared our own personal story, and some of the things that were, & always will be, important to us, from ethically sourced cacao to highlighting Arizona grown & produced ingredients, to collaborations with other local craftspeople, many of whom are mentioned in the article (some are in the part that comes after the online free preview versionšŸ§).

Anyway, this is our story. It’s kinda long, so grab a chocolate bar or two, pair it with your favorite Arizona wine, coffee or spirits, and we hope you enjoy.

Cheers & ChocolatešŸ«

Maureen & Jim (Hey, wait a minute, who’s Zak? Do you know? Maybe you'll figure it out from reading the article...)

 

Click here to read the online free preview version (it's about two-thirds of the whole article). Because Chocolate Connoiseur is a subscription-based publication, we were not able to provide a link to the entire article. However, if you want to read the rest of the story (and we hope you do), just click here for a pdf version. It's not a real clean looking version, but just scroll down until you see the picture of our chocolate ice cream.wink
 

{btw, if you are interested in subscribing to Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine you can use the coupon code ZAKS30 for 30% off either the current issue or an annual subscription}

Monday, August 27, 2018/Author: Jim/Number of views (117)/Comments (0)/
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Salted Cocos Nib Mixer

Featured in Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine

DESIGNED FOR COFFEE (BUT AWESOME IN SO MUCH MORE)

Introducing the newest "Inspired By" mixer from Iconic Cocktail of Phoenix, Salted Cocoa Nib! 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. This Haitian variety of cocoa nib has a flavor profile of tart-like cherry and 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 at Zak's and at Farmer's Markets, Events and other vendors carrying Iconic Cocktail Mixers.

Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Jim/Number of views (271)/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."

Click here to see the full article

 

 

Monday, September 4, 2017/Author: Jim/Number of views (757)/Comments (0)/
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2017 Recognitions & Awards

click heading above to see a list of the specific Zak's products that received these 2017 recognitions

  

   

Friday, August 25, 2017/Author: Jim/Number of views (703)/Comments (0)/
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Edible Phoenix Article

Tasting Artisanal Chocolate in Arizona

"Embracing old methods and new flavors to go beyond commercial chocolate."

We are honored to be featured in Edible Phoenix, Summer 2017 edition. Click here for full article 



Saturday, May 20, 2017/Author: Jim/Number of views (891)/Comments (0)/
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Join us for a tasting, demonstration or class!

Choose your Chocolate Adventure & register today

We are rolling out some new events, designed to introduce more people to the world of craft chocolate. 

These new events allow us to host more guests at one time while still spending dedicated time in a relatively small group setting. We hope to offer these events more frequently than we were able to offer our previous tour/tasting event.

Choose from:

  • Chocolate 101 (family friendly event - no age restrictions)
  • Craft Chocolate Tasting/Demonstration 
  • Chocolate Making Experience 

Click the article heading for more info and a link to the registration site.

Check out reviews of a similar event by clicking here
Wednesday, February 22, 2017/Author: Jim/Number of views (1249)/Comments (0)/
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Phoenix Magazine Birthday Club

We are proud to be an inaugural sponsor of the Phoenix Magazine Birthday Club, along with other awesome, local businesses.

 

Monday, September 26, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (1434)/Comments (0)/
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Charitable Donation Requests

We are committed to supporting our community. Click heading to see our donation request process.

THANK YOU!

 

 

 

Monday, September 26, 2016/Author: Jim/Number of views (1488)/Comments (0)/
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Help us Support Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

A connection between our chocolate bars and Nepal...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015/Author: Jim/Number of views (1536)/Comments (0)/
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Zak's Is Getting Closer to Opening

Stuff we've been doing...

Hi everyone, we've been really busy the past few months and have accomplished so much, even though many things seemed to take longer than we had hoped...

Sunday, October 19, 2014/Author: Jim/Number of views (1958)/Comments (0)/
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