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Zak's Chocolate Named Best Chocolate

Best Chocolate in Metro-Phoenix 2015 by Phoenix New Times

Just six months into our new venture, we are very excited and proud to have been Named Best Chocolate in Metro-Phoenix 2015 by Phoenix New Times.

Especially exciting is that this was not a popularity contest vote. It was an editor's choice. 

Thanks to Phoenix New Times and Chow Bella Blog for recognizing our craft. .Click here for Story


 

Friday, October 16, 2015/Author: Jim/Number of views (1418)/Comments (0)/
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Imagine if there was only one kind of wine grape

Boring, right? Same goes for chocolate!

Imagine if we were led to believe there was only one kind of wine grape. Boring, right? Grab your favorite Zak's Chocolate bar & check out this great video explaining what real #craftchocolate is about. 

 

Friday, August 14, 2015/Author: Jim/Number of views (1577)/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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No Caffeine, but a mood lifter

Top 5 Chocolate Myths

One of the most frequent questions we've been asked since opening our craft chocolate factory is, "doesn't chocolate have caffeine like coffee?"  Roxanne Browning of Exotic Chocolate Tasting in NY does a nice job explaining the difference between caffeine and theobromine in her article. http://exoticchocolatetasting.com/site/chocolate-health-benefits/

Thursday, May 7, 2015/Author: Jim/Number of views (7366)/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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What does a cacao pod look like?

click below for a fun short video

Have you ever seen a cacao pod? Amazing that this is where chocolate begins...click here to check out this short video from Holland

Sunday, October 19, 2014/Author: Jim/Number of views (1960)/Comments (0)/
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Cocoa Bean Roaster

Construction in Progress

Click the Headline above too see a picture of our roaster under construction by US Roasters in Oklahoma City.  It should be getting its control systems soon and coming home to Scottsdale in a few weeks!

Sunday, October 19, 2014/Author: Jim/Number of views (3458)/Comments (0)/
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Agroforestry Kickstarter Campaign

Indigenous Innovation: Revolutionizing Cacao in Belize

Zak's Chocolate is proud to support Maya Mountain Cacao's campaign to plant an organic agroforestry cocoa farm with the indigenous Maya. Local solutions, global change!

Saturday, October 18, 2014/Author: Jim/Number of views (1772)/Comments (0)/
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