Artisan Chocolates & Confections created in the French fashion™

Saint Jacques Chocolat

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Welcome to Saint Jacques Chocolat
Saint Jacques Chocolat

Home of Artisan chocolates and confections made in the French fashion.™
Specializing in French Style Candy Buffets.

Visit our DIY Candy Buffet section for more information on how to create a stunning Candy Buffet of your own.

   *A portion of the proceeds from the sale of our products and  
        services is donated to charities that help persons with 
  Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  Chocolate News...   
Using over 50 lbs. of white, milk and dark chocolate, colored cocoa butter and several different media of chocolate, Master Chocolatier Max McConaghay created and presented this beautiful chocolate dress at the St. Joseph Hospital Celebration Gala for Breast Cancer.
  Chocolate Dress

Chocolate Facts...
 You may be surprised to 
 learn that cacao, the pod from 
 which chocolate is made, is 
 actually a fruit and even more 
 surprised to learn that it is 
 one of the most commonly 
 eaten healthy fruits.
 Cacao versus Cocoa, what is  
 the difference?  Cacao is the 
 term that the chocolate industry
 uses for the tree Theobroma cacao, the agriculture therof,
 and the raw products that come from it. Once the cacao pod is
 opened and the beans are fermented, the name commonly used for the product switches to cocoa, as in cocoa bean, cocoa butter, cocoa powder and so on.

Recent research studies have shown a link between cocoa and cardiovascular health, with reduced risk of blood clots, strokes and heart attacks.  Cocoa has the highest antioxidant value of all the natural foods in the world!

ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage.  The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food.

   ORAC Scores for Top Antioxidant Foods (per 100 grams)

Raw Cacao Powder                                                    95,500
Raw Cacao Nibs                                                         62,100
Roasted Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Nibs                            26,000
Goji Berries*                                                               25,300
Acai Berries*                                                               18,500
Pecans                                                                       17,940
Walnuts                                                                      13,541
Dark Chocolate                                                           13,120
Cranberries (Raw)                                                        9,090
Milk Chocolate                                                              6,740
Red Wine                                                                     4,523
Peanuts                                                                        3,166
Blueberries                                                                   2,400
Green Tea (Brewed)                                                     1,253

Source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Journal of American Chemical Society *Brunswick Laboratories MA, USA
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