Zak's Chocolate Featured on Golf Channel

Golf Advisor Round Trip program features Scottsdale Experiences

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We took the Golf Chanel behind-the-scenes in  a feature that originally aired in the Fall of 2018.

Unfortunately the video is no longer available.








2019 International Chocolate Awards

Zak's wins 3 Awards!

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  We are excited to announce that we took home THREE Awards this year, and that our Belize 70% Dark Chocolate was named a finalist.

 *Silver for our Coffee Break Bar, a dark chocolate bar with milk & locally roasted coffee, blended together for the perfect Coffee Break

 *Silver for our Belize Single-Origin White Chocolate Bar

 *Bronze for our Peru Maranon Single-Origin White Chocolate Bar

  Yes, two different White Chocolates!

  White Chocoolate IS REAL Chocolate AND each origin offers different natural flavor profiles. Our Belize White is slightly fruity and our Peru is mild and soooo creamy


Scottsdale Culinary Festival

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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).

IMAGES AZ Magazine feature

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

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MAGES AZ Magazine captures the uniqueness of Zak's Chocolate.

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Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine

Zak's Chocolate featured as Cover Story

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





SciGirls PBS show

Zak's supports episode shot in Arizona fearuring 4 Arizona girls and their mentor. 

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Zak's Cacao Nib Caramel wins at Good Food Awards

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Zak’s Chocolate was named a 2017 Good Food Awards Winner in the Confections Category for its Cacao Nib Caramel.

We are proud and honored to be the first Arizona winner in the Confections Category and only the second winner ever from Arizona. 


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Phoenix Magazine 2016 Best of the Valley

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We are so very proud of this award. It is very exciting that more and more people are discovering and recognizing what real chocolate is all about. And, that real chocolate is a real food







Phoenix New Times 100 Tastemakers in the Valley

Get to Know More About Maureen & Jim, Plus "Three Things You Probably Don't Know About Chocolate"

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100 Tastemakers — 

members of our local culinary community who help shape the way we eat, drink, and think about food in Phoenix.

Some you'll know, and for others, it'll be a first introduction, but each person on our list deserves a nod for helping make our city so delicious.


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Zak's Chocolate Featured in Phoenix Magazine

Chocolate Reign

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“We pay a lot more for the beans, but there are fine flavors and there’s a relationship and sustainability factor,” says Jim Elitzak, co-owner with wife Maureen of Zak’s Chocolate in Scottsdale.

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Zak's Chocolate Named Best Chocolate

Best Chocolate in Metro-Phoenix 2015 by Phoenix New Times

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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.

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