Daddy Bars – Choc-Full of Health Benefits

This year, Jacques’ Father’s Day collection is made up of three chocolate bars—the Strong Daddy Bar, the Salty Daddy Bar, and the Gummy Daddy Bar—all of which feature 82% Dominican Republic single origin dark chocolate. They’re two pounds in weight and come with a mallet used to break and share (or not, it’s okay)! If he decides to eat the entire bar to himself, reassure him that there is no need to feel guilty. These dark chocolate bars are chock-full of health benefits, here are just a few…

  1. Dark chocolate is a potent antioxidant. As stated on WebMD, “Antioxidants gobble up free radicals, destructive molecules that are implicated in heart disease and other ailments.” We’ll take it!
  2. Dark chocolate may improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans, which are packed with flavonols. Check out this blog post to read more about the benefits of flavonols.
  3. Dark chocolate can protect your skin from the sun. It has been known to prevent damage from UV rays!

The Daddy Bar collection, and entire Father’s Day collection, is now available online.

Mother’s Day Giveaway – Make Her Day Extra Special

This year Jacques Torres Chocolate wants to do something special to honor and celebrate all of the incredible moms out there. That’s right, for the first time ever we are hosting a Mother’s Day contest! During this contest, you will have the chance to win your mom, or any mom you know and love, one of our very own Signature Collection Gift Baskets along with a MOM Plaque.

From Sunday, April 30 through Friday, May 5, you will have the chance to enter not one, but TWO Jacques Torres Chocolate Mother’s Day contests. One contest will be hosted on Instagram, while the other will be hosted on Facebook. Two contests, two opportunities to tell your mother you love her, two chances to win our delicious prizes.

Instagram Contest  Rules:

  • Contestants must follow Jacques Torres Chocolate on Instagram.
  • Contestants must post a picture of themselves with their mom or simply of the mom herself.
  • Use contest hashtag #JTCMothersDay
  • Contestants must explain in the caption why they love their mom.

Facebook Contest Rules:

  • Contestants must follow Jacques Torres Chocolate on Facebook.
  • Contestants must post a picture of themselves with their mom or simply of the mom herself.
  • Use contest hashtag #JTCMothersDay
  • Contestants must explain in the caption why they love their mom.

So…what are you waiting for? Head to Instagram, Facebook, or both and tell us why you love your mom!

Wishing you all a very happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at Jacques Torres Chocolate.

Celebrating Chocolate In Style At Jacques’ Grand Opening Party

To celebrate the opening of New York’s first ever chocolate museum, Jacques invited friends and family, from close and afar, to preview the museum and experience it for themselves. Famous chefs such as Andre Soltner, Alain Sailhac, Michel Nischan, Eric Lacoq, Florian Bellanger, Sylvia Weinstock and more were there to support their ‘sweet’ friend in his latest endeavor.

At the party, there were models dressed as showgirls passing around assorted chocolate items and Taittinger Champagne Truffles, as well as bottles upon bottles of delicious flukes of Taittinger Champagne, a long time partner of Jacques’ chocolate making.

Kids and grandkids alike had so much fun in the Kid’s Corner of the museum, that they truly wanted to stay all night long!

There was something for everybody during this grand event, which bodes well for all those who will visit this chocolate extravaganza.

 

Purchase your tickets to the Choco-Story Museum here.

 

Photography by Eric Vitale

Choco-Story New York: The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres

Introducing Manhattan’s first ever chocolate museum and experience with Jacques Torres! Here, visitors will discover the story of chocolate and its journey from tree to bar through original artifacts, nine premium tastings, kids’ corner and a bon bon making class, offering an educational – and delicious – hands-on experience for families, children, and chocolate lovers. For this venture, Jacques partnered with Eddy Van Belle, chocolate aficionado and founder of four other Choco-Story museums around the world, from Belgium to Uxmal. Choco-Story New York traces the history of cacao and chocolate by telling the story of its origin and evolution through authentic artifacts.

The 5,000-square-foot museum includes nine premium chocolate tastings consisting of blend and single origin chocolates in white, milk and dark varieties, original Mayan hot chocolate freshly ground by hand, and hand- made chocolate truffles. In addition to the museum tour tastings, taught by a professional chocolatier, customers may participate in a chocolate making class where they will be able to sample their own handiwork.
The museum also features a kids’ corner, a fun, educational space where children can dig for “undiscovered artifacts” in a sand pit and play chocolate shop proprietor with a toy kitchen and cash register.

Choco-Story New York is located at 350 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Purchase your tickets here.

Winter Storm Delays to Affect Orders

Unfortunately, due to severe winter storm conditions throughout the Northwest, Midwest, and Northeast, orders will be subject to unavoidable service delays by FedEx.

These circumstances have prohibited FedEx trucks from picking up packages for delivery at our factory.

FedEx is closely monitoring the winter storms affecting these regions. Contingency plans are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of their team members, and to minimize the effects of these storms on service.

Jacques in the Valentine’s Day Spotlight

Feeling overwhelmed by Valentine’s Day shopping? Relax, Jacques has you covered! These delectable Big Kiss chocolate treats make a great gift for your bestie or your boo, just ask InStyle. The Big Kiss was recently featured on their “Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Chocolate Edition,” and for good reasons. These juicy kisses are warm and sweet, making them a perfect gift for all the loved ones in your life!

A few kisses not enough to express your love? Check out the Valentine’s Day collection for more gift ideas, good for both your friends and your loved ones!