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IMAGES AZ Magazine feature

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it" - Willy Wonka

Click here to see the online article. IMAGES AZ Magazine captures the uniqueness of Zak's Chocolate

Friday, March 8, 2019/Author: Jim/Number of views (117)/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 (1025)/Comments (0)/
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UPCOMING EVENT

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Join us Sunday, April 14 at 2:30pm at the indoor stage at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival.

We will be filling the room with aromas of fresh roasting cocoa beans and we will be presenting a craft chocolate making demonstration and tasting.

Click here for details and use this special code for Buy 1, Get 1 FREE General Admission tickets. 

CODE: SCFLOVE19 (max 4 tickets valid for either day, free ticket applies to same day only).

4/14/2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM/Author: Jim/Number of views (76)/Comments (0)/
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UPCOMING EVENT

Local Spirits & Craft Chocolate Pairing Evening

Join us March 14th for a Local Spirits & Craft Chocolate Pairing Evening with our good friends at 

Adventurous Stills in Tempe. Click HERE for details and to grab your tickets.

Sunday, March 10, 2019/Author: Jim/Number of views (117)/Comments (0)/
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Desert Dish Video: Zakā€™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 (322)/Comments (0)/
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Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine

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 (319)/Comments (0)/
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SciGirls PBS show

Zak's supports episode shot in Arizona

We are proud to have been able to support an episode of SciGirls fearuring 4 Arizona girls and their mentor. 

In this episode, Valeria and her friends take action in their Arizona community. These SciGirls partner with an industrial engineer to design a streamlined service plan for a food bank, and help high school students in need. They spent a day at Zak's examining how we have changed and improved some of our processes since we began making chocolate as a hobby at home.

SciGirls is an Emmy award-winning PBS Kids television show, website, and educational outreach program that draws on cutting-edge research about what engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and careers.

Check out the episode by clicking here

Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Jim/Number of views (454)/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 (466)/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 (1010)/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 (887)/Comments (0)/
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