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COVID-19 response

Firstly, we want to thank you all for your incredible support during the global crisis.  We are blown away at the beautiful messages of love, joy and well wishes that are included with the packages that we are preparing, and it’s amazing to see how much joy is being shared through fine chocolate through curb-side …

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Easter 2020 – Colouring Contest

Design your own Easter egg for JACEK Chocolate’s 4th Easter colouring contest! This is your chance to win two chocolate replicas of your custom JACEK Chocolate egg design filled with the goodies of your choice – one to keep for yourself and the other to spread joy by gifting it to someone special!The contest is …

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Chocolate, Blueberry & Hazelnut Scones

Makes 12 sconesPreparation time: 1.5 to 2 hoursBake time: 25-30 minutes Oven temperature: 350F Ingredients Ingredients (vegan, dairy-free version) 2¼ cups + 2 tbsp (332g) all-purpose flour1⅜ tsp (6.5g) baking powder3/4 + ⅛ tsp (4.5g) baking soda¾ tsp salt2 tsp cinnamon9 tbsp + 1 tsp (133g) frozen unsalted butter or shortening, cut up into small …

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Holiday Store Hours 2019

Visit our stores and spread joy with locally crafted, fine chocolate this holiday season! Sherwood Park Edmonton Canmore (partner boutique) 406 Kaska Road, T8A 4G8780.464.5200View on map 10140 104 St, T5J 1A7780.705.9927View on map 638 Main St (at Stonewaters)403.609.4477View on map December 23 9:00am – 7:00pmDecember 24 9:00am – 2:00pmDecember 25-29 ClosedDecember 30&31 10:00am – …

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Wine & Chocolate Tasting with Sasha McCauley at Keg n Cork

Love Chocolate? Love Wine? This tasting is for you. Keg n Cork is excited to bring you their fourth annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting on December 12. Enjoy six wines paired with six different chocolates from our seasonal menu. Taste a variety of wines- sparkling, red and white, from France and Italy. Find out what …

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$250 GIVEAWAY – Under the JACEK Mistletoe

The inspiration for the Advent Calendar 2019 is JOY & LOVE, so we designed it with a mistletoe. We want to help you spread even more love and more joy this holiday season, so post a photo showing your love with the JACEK Advent Calendar and you could win a $250 JACEK Gift Card which …

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Chocolate, Pecan & Cocoa Nib Cookies

Makes 40 cookiesBake time 10-12 minutesOven at 350F Ingredients 3 cups flour½ teaspoon baking soda1 ¼ cups butter, room temperature2 cups brown sugar½ cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon vanilla extract3 eggs3 cups finely chopped JACEK Dominican Republic 70% dark chocolate OR 64% Valrhona Dark Chocolate Callets (300g)1 cup pecans (toasted)** (130g)½ cup JACEK …

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Hand Rolled Truffle Recipe

An easy-to-make bonbon recipe that’s fun to do with your kids!Makes about 50-70 bonbonsKitchen tools: Heatproof bowl, knife, spatula, immersion blender Ingredients 1.5 cups Valrhona Manjari (64%) callets1 cup whipping cream2 tablespoons light corn syrup2 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)Also: Valrhona cocoa powder / sprinkles / (toasted) shredded coconut / cocoa nibs / chopped nuts …

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Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Serves 2-4 For the Milkshake base you will need: 1 1/2 cup milk or milk alternative7 tablespoons (75g) of JACEK Sipping Chocolate2 pinches of salt or to taste Bring milk or milk alternative to a light boil and whisk in JACEK sipping chocolate Stir until well mixed Add salt Cool to room temperature, then completely …

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Celebrating Women with Chocolate… & Bubbles

May is the month where we celebrate mother’s, and we want to extend this to all of the women in our lives that inspire, mentor and support us. The BLOOM Collection features six floral inspired flavours, and what better way to celebrate the fine women in our loves than with chocolate… and bubbles!  We asked …

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Chocolate & Bailey’s Sauce

Enjoy your waffles the Irish way. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day our team of chocolatiers created an irresistible sauce featuring our milk couverture chocolate and Bailey’s Original Irish Cream. Perfect to serve over waffles, ice cream, and brownies. Ingredients:100g couverture Chocolate (35% milk)300g white sugar250ml whipping cream90ml Bailey’s50g butter Directions:Finely chop the milk couverture …

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Cardamom Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients: ¾ cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon cardamom pods ½ cup Sipping Chocolate Directions: Bring the cream to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Bruise the cardamom pods and add to the boiling cream. Remove from heat, place a lid on the saucepan and steep in the cream for 5 minutes. Bring the cream back …

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Iced-Mocha

Ingredients: 1 cup homogenized milk ¾ cup brewed coffee (warm) ½ cup ice 3 tablespoons Sipping Chocolate * Optional: sweeten with sugar Directions: Make a chocolate paste by adding 3 tablespoons of each milk and Sipping Chocolate into a cup, and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Add remaining milk and microwave for another …

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Mayan Hot Chocolate (spicy)

Ingredients: ¾ cup homogenized milk ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon honey ½ fresh red chilli pepper (scored and seeds removed) 3 tablespoons Sipping Chocolate Pinch of salt Directions: Make a paste by adding 3 tablespoons of milk, cinnamon, honey and Sipping Chocolate into a cup, and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Add remaining …

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Playlist Collection Featured Genre: Pop

“Hit me baby one more time!” is what you’ll be saying after savouring our creamy pink lemonade ganache truffle, the POP, from our Playlist Collection. Accessorized with pop rocks ~ this fun, vibrant bubblegum pink truffle will have you crazy in love!! We hope you enjoy this specially curated playlist of #POP music. Tag a …

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Playlist Collection Featured Genre: Western

It doesn’t get more #alberta than this! Drenched in dark chocolate, our Western truffle from our Summer 2018 Playlist collection features Hansen Distillery ‘End of the line’ Moonshine ganache with a hint of oat straw. Take a shine to this truffle, grab your boots and hit the gravel roads with this exceptional playlist by YEGs …

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Playlist Collection Featured Genre: Classical

Inspired by the flow of the creative process that is classical music, our Classical truffle blends vanilla bean and earl grey tea in a beautifully layered ganache, set in milk chocolate. Hand-painted like a warm summer breeze, the symphonies of flavour are sure to delight! Our Summer 2018 collection, The Playlist, is a reflection of …

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Meet Cocoanista Jacqueline Jacek & Jewelry Designer Cara Cotter

This special Mother’s Day Collection is dedicated to all the precious women in our lives. Edmonton’s talented jewelry designer and mom, Cara Cotter from So Pretty Cara Cotter  and our very own Cocoanista and mom, Jacqueline Jacek, have teamed up to treat ‘Moms of Gold’ across Canada.   Being a mom, what brings you the most …

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New Years Joy: Wine and Scotch

Here are two pairings to start the New Year off in style. The Wine Pairing The Chocolate: The Jackie {36% Milk} – Caramelized Milk Chocolate with Fleur de Sel, available as a chocolate bar and as a Petite Jackie, in a bite.   I The Wine: La Tordera Gabry Rosé Spumante Brut, from the same region …

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Cause for Celebration: A Joyous Pairing

“It looks like a party!” Really, that is the kind of response I want to invoke, and this pairing inspires that. The Chocolate: Rosemary & Dulce de Leche Truffle- Dark chocolate truffle with rosemary, topped with dulce de leche.  From The Waltz of Sweets – Winter Collection 2017 The Wine: Champagne Hubert Paulet Tradition Brut …

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