About Us

A portrait of Jacqueline Jacek. She is seated in front of a elegant wallpapered wall, and is smiling while holding a 24-pc chocolate box.

A note to you from JACEK’s Founder

A lifelong dream of mine has been to use creativity as a vehicle to create the perfect gift for those wanting to bring joy to those they love & appreciate, and to bring a little excitement to the senses for those wanting to treat themselves. Making you a gift-buying superstar is what truly makes my heart sizzle. Our mission is to spread joy through fine, fashionable chocolate and we are so happy to have you on this journey with us. You have a lot of options to choose from and we are so pleased you are trusting us to be a part of your sweet moments.

– Jacqueline Jacek

Daring to be different…

We searched the world high & low to become certified Cocoanista’s and believe it or not, it did not exist which screamed opportunity to be different! To be the world’s first chocolate business to fuse fashion and chocolate is not only a lot of fun for us, but it’s exciting for you as we launch new creations every season so you never get bored which the same ol’ flavours. In addition to ever-changing seasonal flavours, JACEK also has a large collection of staples like that little black dress for times when you want to enjoy some crowd-pleasing faves like the best selling Jackie Bar, Salted Caramels and Meltaways.

..and to create a sweeter future.

JACEK started as a home-based business in 2009 with big dreams of helping transform the chocolate industry. We want to take the guess work out of the chocolate that you buy so that you know it has been crafted with loads of intention, including sustainable sourcing. The chocolate that you enjoy is made by hands that care. Through our bean-to-bar line we are growing our relationship with cacao farmers directly or through transparent third-party intermediaries. We imagine a world where cacao farming is no longer a struggle, but one of prosperity where farmers can provide for their families and their communities. It’s chocolate you can feel good about.

Learn more about our bean-to-bar line.

Huzzah!

We think our chocolate is pretty great, but it’s great to see that others do too. Here is a list of some of the awards we have been awarded!

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2011:

Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America, Dessert Professional Magazine (New York), Don Neil Young Award for Entrepreneurship, Top 25 Things to Eat, Avenue Magazine

2014:

Business of the Year Award, Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce

2015:

Business Leaders Award, Business in Edmonton Magazine, Global Woman of Vision, Global TV

2016:

Best Chocolatier, Avenue Magazine Edmonton, Top 40 Under 40, Avenue Magazine Edmonton

2017:

Best Chocolatier, Avenue Magazine Edmonton

2018:

Silver Medal by the International Chocolate Awards for the Colombia 70% bar and the Costa Rica 70% bar, Bronze Medal for The Edmund and the Dominican Republic 90% bar & Bronze Medal by the Academy of Chocolate for the Dominican Republic 70% bar, the Dominican Republic 90% bar and The Edmund

2019:

Gold Medal for the Tasters IACCT – International Chocolate Awards for the Colombia 70%

2020/21:

Silver Medal for the Whisky Bar and a Bronze Medal for the Costa Rica 70% in the International Chocolate Awards (the Americas)