Sjaaks Vegan Chocolates
Non-GMO ingredients & Certified Organic Products
Kosher & Gluten-Free
Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa
Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates is a family-owned and operated business rooted in history and braced for the future. Born in 1943, founder Jacques Holten, is a well-traveled chocolatier from a small, Dutch town called Blerick. His parents owned a windmill where they processed grain for the town, until it was destroyed in World War II.
His journey as a chocolate maker started in the summers stacking cookies and chocolates in his sister’s bakery. At the age of 13, Jacques Holten started to develop his craftsmanship in delectable pastries and fine chocolates while attending boarding school near Amsterdam.
With mastery of old world recipes, demand for Jacques’ chocolate making techniques brought him all over Europe and the Middle East. Jacques has collaborated with aspiring chocolate makers to open shops in Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel, the Netherlands and Spain–where he met a dashing American exchange student. After adventuring from countless countries across Europe and the Middle East, he had an exciting job opportunity to launch a restaurant and bakery in Aruba. Before making it to the Caribbean, love brought him to the “new” world in 1970 and there he stayed as he planted roots in a cozy town called Blue Lake.
In 1988, Jacques opened his first chocolate store, Sjaak’s Fine Chocolates, in old town Eureka. Then in 2004, he opened Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates with his daughter, Jessica, a business committed to organic, vegan chocolates with timeless recipes. His craft had grown into a family, which evolved into a small business, which coalesced into a factory and a team of dedicated workers.
Today, Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates is a minority women-owned and family-operated company. Our dedication to quality is connected to respect for the planet. When we combine fresh, organically-sourced ingredients with our handmade approach, we create delicious products as a reminder to be better to ourselves, our community and our Earth.
We have these delights for you:
European Style Melk® Chocolate Assortment (9pc) and European Style Dark Chocolate Assortment (9pc)
Born in Blerick, the Netherlands – Jacques’ early years were surrounded by iconic grain mills, tulip fields and chocolate making in the family business. Over time, mastery of old world recipes brought him all over Europe and eventually to the “new” world where he planted roots in Northern California. The European Style Assortment of organic, vegan and handmade chocolates is a celebration of old traditions and new ideas. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Featuring: Viennese Coffee, Irish Cream, Extra Dark Chocolate, Crème Brûlée, Cinnamon Churro, Black Forest, Stroopwafel, Almond Caramel, Gianduja
Melk® Chocolate Truffle Assortment (9pc)
From Chai Almond to Coffee & Mint Mojito – The Truffle Assortment is inspired by favorite flavor combinations from around the world. As with all of our products, these truffles are completely vegan, organic and handmade. We hope you enjoy them. Featuring: Bourbon Cream, Chai Almond, Coffee & Mint Mojito, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Coconut Lime, Extra Dark, Almond, Hazelnut, and Green Tea & Lemon
Simply Dark Chocolate 3oz Bar
An ever-so satisfying bite of 77% cocoa. Deep, rich and delicious.
Simply Melk® Chocolate 3oz Bar
Organic rice milk powder and cocoa come together to make the creamiest, most wholesomely delicious dairy-free chocolate for vegans and non-vegans alike.
Roasted Almond + Sea Salt Dark Chocolate 3oz Bar
Handmade with organic dark chocolate, this dairy-free, vegan bar features hand roasted almonds and is exceptionally smooth and creamy.
Espresso Crunch Melk® Chocolate 3oz Bar
Handmade with organic melk® chocolate, this dairy-free, vegan bar is exceptionally smooth and creamy. Bites of crunchy espresso keep things interesting.
The Nut Butter Bite Assortment
Delicious assortment of our handmade chocolate bites filled with our hand roasted, organic nut butters. Includes Almond Butter Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut Butter Melk® Chocolate, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Melk®Chocolate.