Self Magazine: Jacques’ Gift for the Fitness Fan

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Self magazine has named Jacques’ Dark Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers one of the perfect holiday gifts or stocking stuffers for the fitness enthusiast in your life. Who says being healthy doesn’t have it’s 70% cocoa, gourmet-crunchy goodness!? Jacques’ truly has a little something for everyone on your christmas list. To purchase Self’s fit pick, go to: http://bit.ly/13dlleC

To see full article, go to: http://on.self.com/1wiJmx5

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HUFFPOST: Homemade Chocolate Bark Demo w/ Ali Rosen

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Ali Rosen, of Pot Luck Video, and Jacques give a “how to” demo on making Jacques’ Spicy Pecan Bark. The easiest and tastiest holiday gift you can give to friends, family and yourself!

 

 

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CNBC’s Money Talk: Jacques Talks “Choco-nomics”

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Jacques talks deficit and rising costs of chocolate with CNBC’s Katie Kramer on Sunday, Dec. 13th’s episode of Money Talk.  

Jacques states, “We are producing today 3.5 million tons of cocoa around the world” each year. We need about 4.5 (million tons annually) in about six years, by 2020.”

Increased consumer demand is squeezing global cocoa production. The price of cocoa futures sits about 25 percent higher than a year ago. Predictions from experts say that the higher cost of ingredients will be passed on to chocolate lovers.

Approximately 80 to 90 percent of cocoa bean farming is done by small, family run operations, according the World Cocoa Foundation. That has made ratcheting up production an increasingly difficult conundrum. Jacques believes he has the solution, “Maybe the solution will be fair trade, because the farmers are not paid enough, and a lot of farmers are actually abandoning cocoa for more cash-effective crops.”

Luckily, for all his fans, Jacques’ prices wont be effected as drastically as other cocoa makers. He explain’s,”We already pay a premium for the chocolate—we pay a premium for the beans, so our price doesn’t go as high as fast as African chocolate when there is a rise in commodity prices.”

 

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Buzzfeed: How to Make the World’s Best Hot Chocolate!

enhanced-22997-1418236395-10Buzzfeed’s Christine Byrne teaches reader’s how to make Jacques’ illustrious hot chocolate, which she names, “World’s Best!”

Christine shares Jacques’ very special European process of conching, which he uses to achieve his rich flavor and smooth texture. The production method of churning ground cacao nibs with sugar and cocoa butter balances and intensifies flavor and truly distinguishes Jacques’ recipe.

Christine and Jacques’ walk you step by step to the perfect cup of hot cocoa your family and friends are sure to rave over!

If time isn’t on your side this holiday season, but you still want to serve that perfect cup of hot chocolate, Jacques offers his premium hot cocoa mixes for purchase in store and on-line. Go to: http://bit.ly/jthotchocolate

For Jacques and Christine’s step by step, go to: http://bzfd.it/1xlCVdR

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Celebrate National Cocoa Day with Chef Jacques

 

There is nothing like a mid-december day to pay tribute to everyone’s favorite cold weather comfort drink, and what better way to honor this delectable libation than with Chef Jacques’ award wining hot chocolate flavors and holiday mix-ins.

For today only, Jacques is offering a free cup of his frothy, rich and creamy blend of all natural  hot cocoa with every in-store purchase of a 12, 25 or 50 piece bonbon box.

Hurry in and celebrate National Cocoa Day with the BEST hot cocoa in NYC!

For store locations, go to: http://bit.ly/jtlocations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Mail: Jacques Opens Hot Chocolate Bar in Saks Fifth Avenue

Jacques brings his famous hot chocolate to delight the weary holiday shoppers of Saks Fith Avenue (611 5th Avenue). Located on the 9th floor, the chic pop-up offers his Classic & Wicked flavors with crushed candy cane, ginger crystals and marshmallow mix-ins. What better way to keep that shopping energy up than with a sweet frothy cup of Jacques’ premium cocoa blend.

To read full article, go to: http://bit.ly/hotchocpopup

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Business Insider Features Jacques Famous Cookie Recipe

Well known blogger Sydney Kramer raves over Jacques world famous cookies and shares the carefully crafted recipe. She admits to having her own cookie recipe but writes, “…as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life.” This finely tuned prescription to cookie magic uses two types of flour, a 24 hour resting period for the dough, and of course, possibly the most important part, Jacques’ baking discs. These heavenly cookie miracles aren’t to be rivaled!

To read full article, or to get Jacques famous cookie recipe, go to: http://read.bi/160b7Aq

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Premier Care Foundation Celebrity Chef Dinner

To continue his support of men’s health, Jacques will be joining the Premier Care Foundation for it’s 4th Annual Celebrity Chef Fundraising Dinner. The dinner will feature an all chocolate inspired culinary creation from Chef Jacques himself. Premier Care is calling it, “A chocolate adventure.” The event takes place Dec. 6th to a sold out crowd of 230 diners. A silent auction will also be held to aid fundraising efforts for this imperative cause. The mission of Premier Cares Foundation is to provide support, education, awareness and treatment to those individuals in the community lacking sufficient funds to address significant urologic and digestive issues including but not limited to prostate and colon cancers.

For more information on the event and Premier Care, go: http://bit.ly/PCDinnerEvent

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Join Jacques for Brooklyn’s Holiday Tree Lighting

Join Jacques Dec. 11 for the Dumbo Improvement District’s 9th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at 6 p.m in the Pearl Street Triangle. Festivities include Santa Claus, Calypso music from Brooklyn-based steel drum band Jah Pan, City Councilman Steve Levin and a generous donation of Jacques’ premium hot chocolate to keep Dumbo’s holiday enthusiast cozy and warm.

For other more dates and event information, go to: http://bit.ly/Brooklyntreelighting

 

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Jacques Offers $4 Shipping to Celebrate the Season of Giving!

Tis the season of thankfulness, generosity and $4 shipping! As a gift, Jacques is offering $4 shipping on purchases over $48 to 24 domestic US states.

Whether you are stringing lights on a Christmas tree, or lighting candles on a Menorah, Jacques has just the seasonal gourmet confections to satisfy any online gift giver, and most importantly, chocolate loving giftees!

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*Offer valid for a limited time only. $4 shipping rate applies to orders of $48 and over, per address. Applied only to orders shipped via FedEx Ground to a street address in the following states(AL,CT,DE,GA,IL,IN,KY,ME,MD,MA,MI,MS,NH,NJ,NY,NC,OH,PA,RI, SC,TN,VT,VA,DC) Flat rate shipping automatically applied to all eligible orders (no promotional code needed). Not valid on any Express or Rush Shipping service. Not valid on previously purchased orders. Offer based on each recipient’s shipment total, not order total.

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