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A cozy Thanksgiving pairing by Sommelier Sasha McCauley

When JACEK Chocolate goes to the pumpkin patch, and returns with a delicious Thanksgiving caramel, I just had to find a pairing for it: PX in the Pumpkin Patch with JACEK Pumpkin Spice Caramel. Sherry is an underappreciated wine category, which is unfortunate as it has a range of styles from bone dry to very …

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A New Pairing with an Old Favourite

It’s here, the Throw Back Collection! The Winter Collection 2016/2017 contains an assortment of 6 decadent chocolates, flavours from past collections.  It is enJoyable to revisit some favourite flavours, and try a new pairing.  The Earl Grey truffle was from the Mad Hatter Collection.  The Mad Hatter Collection was when I did my first pairing with …

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A Spicy Pairing Indeed…

A Spicy Pairing- Café De Olla and Susana Balbo Late Harvert Malbec   It’s here, the Throw Back Collection! The Winter Collection 2016/2017 contains an assortment of 6 decadent chocolates, flavours from past collections.  It is enJoyable to revisit some favourite flavours, and try a new pairing.  The Chili truffle was from the Black Tie Collection Chili: Dark …

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A very Merry Christmas gift of JACEK Chocolate Ornaments

Looking for some great gifts to spread Joy this holiday season? We have paired each Jacek Chocolate Ornaments to a wine or liqueur to help make your holiday shopping easier this year.  Simply pick up the beverage product and the accompany Chocolate Ornament, hang the ornament on the wrapped bottle and bring Joy to the …

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An Elegant Pairing..

  An Elegant Pairing- Crème Brûlée Truffle with Canella Prosecco Superiore DOCG It’s here, the Throw Back Collection! The Winter Collection 2016/2017 contains an assortment of 6 decadent chocolates, flavours from past collections.  It is enJoyable to revisit some favourite flavours, and try a new pairing.  The Crème Brûlée truffle was from the 2010 Dessert Collection. …

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A Bar, A Book, A Bottle

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder   Fall, when we transition from summer to winter. Autumn is a time for curling on the couch under a throw with a good book and a bottle of wine.  Lite the candles, nibble on a JACEK …

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A Pairing for Sharing

A Pairing for Sharing: Citrus & Basil Truffle and Antech Blanquette De Limoux A bottle of wine begs to be shared, a bottle of wine paired with Jacek Truffles begs to be shared with the best people. Bring this pairing to your next picnic, girl’s night, or brunch, it is a great contribution to your …

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You’re invited!

JACEK has recently launched a line of bean-to-bar chocolate in an effort to continue to develop our core purpose to spread joy. Why are we taking this step, and what makes bean-to-bar chocolate different? We are currently sourcing cacao from three origins; Peru, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. We are opening up our chocolate studio to …

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It is officially summer..

It is officially Summer, time for some fun in the sun! Summer in Edmonton is truly special, it is hard to go away when there is so much to do here: so many great festivals, there is the river valley to explore, day trips to Elk Island, Farmer Markets, and one of my absolute favorite …

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JACEK Joy Campaign 2016

Joy |joi| noun – a feeling of great pleasure and happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen delight; elation.   Our purpose here at JACEK Chocolate, is oddly not only to serve fine hand-crafted chocolate but to bring joy; whether it be with the chocolate you eat, the experience you have in one …

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JACEK Chocolate #enJOY Contest

 JACEK Chocolate #enJOY Contest!     Tag JACEK Chocolate Couture in a picture showing how you enjoy your JACEK best. Be it with friends over wine, a coffee in the morning, or as an after dinner treat! All you have to do is tag JACEK Chocolate Couture in the picture on Facebook (JACEK Chocolate), Twitter (@jacekchocolate), …

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Recipe: Green cocoa nib smoothie

The mornings where I’m running late and don’t have the time to make a proper wholesome breakfast, this is my ‘go to’. Smoothies are a great way to get tons of vegetables and vitamins while drinking something that tastes amazing and is filling. Cocoa nibs are the perfect addition to any smoothie as they add …

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The JACEK Joy Campaign (Calgary 2015)

    Last month, the majority of the JACEK Chocolate Couture Staff packed up bright and early for a day of spreading joy, inspiration, and team bonding in Calgary. Also known as, the JACEK Joy Campaign. While in Calgary, we wanted to visit and experience some of the cities amazing local eateries. Naturally, our first stop was …

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Recipe: Chocolate Espresso Mousse

Chocolate and coffee; a natural, beautiful, smooth pairing. This chocolate espresso mousse is not overly sweet or complicated. It’s a perfect simple dessert that can finish any meal off on the right note. Mousse has three main components; whipped cream, pâté à bombe, and of course, chocolate. Ingredients – 1 3/4 cup cold whipping cream …

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Recipe: BBQ Sauce

During the spring and summer months, barbeque sauce turns into a staple item for most households. So, we decide to create a spicy and smoky sauce that contains our favourite ingredient…chocolate! This barbeque sauce is perfect on steak, pork (it’s an AMAZING pulled pork sauce), and even grilled veggies. Chocolate BBQ Sauce Ingredients: -5.5 ounce …

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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

On spring days like this, where dark clouds take over the skies, the brisk wind picks up, and the chance of rain seems to be unavoidable; a pick me up is always needed. Our cure? A fresh out of the oven chocolate peanut butter cookie. Is there truly anything better than a soft, warm, chewy, …

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Mothers Day Brunch Ideas

“ A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~Tenneva Jordan To celebrate the women who raised us, encouraged us, and even gave up the last piece of pie for us; we came up with a few recipes that …

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Recipe: Roasted Strawberry, Brie & Dark Chocolate Grilled Cheese

Today, April 12th, just so happens to be National grilled cheese Day. So to celebrate, we’ve created a grilled cheese that contains some of our favourite things; roasted strawberries, triple creamed brie, and of course, a 64% dark chocolate. This sandwich is the perfect addition to any crisp spring day. Thanks to our amazing 104th …

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