Customer Reviews

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Jeanell (Portland, US)
Favorite

This is my favorite go-ceremonial cacao. Incredible quality, flavor, and texture.

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Adriana E. (Willis, US)
Not something I preferred

It wasn’t something I preferred, it had an interesting paper-like aftertaste? I’m not sure if that’s the buttery/savory notes that it mentioned.

Hi Adriana, sorry to hear that Mitla didn't work for you. We haven't experienced those flavors in it, but it can happen sometimes with shorter ferment cacao. Mitla is a 50/50 blend of unfermented and 5-day-fermented cacao seeds. For a more 'bright' profile with slight fruity notes, you could try Heart of the Earth cacao or one of our other long-ferment varieties.

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ScottD (Cypress, US)
My second 1lb order

This cacao has a great taste and smell. I eat it straight out of the package. Both my orders have been fresh. The packaging is well sealed with no odor leakage, but not excessive or wasteful. Shipping was fast both times which is really appreciated. The effects are very strong though hard to describe. I like the fact that it comes as a solid piece rather than a bag of fragments. A solid piece has less surface area to absorb air and moisture, making it stay fresh longer.

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Thomas B. (Los Angeles, US)
Easy to Use

It comes in two slabs which makes it easy to break off as much cacao as one wishes to use. Much easier to use than a single block that has to be chipped away from. Very satisfying mixed with coffee as well.

Hi Thomas, we're glad you liked Mitla cacao! The 2x half-pound slab presentation was just for the first batch. Now Mitla comes as a single 1lb block. We hope that's okay! :) -The SLC Team

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K.C. (Phoenix, US)
Wow, It's a Keeper!

We love the Mitla! It's smooth, well balanced, and a beautiful ceremonial chocolate to drink. It's no surprise since it comes from a place of ancient ceremonies. Thank you for sourcing this one! Love it!! Highly recommend it!

Mitla 100% Pure Ceremonial Cacao Paste from Mexico

CHOOSE YOUR TYPE AND AMOUNT ABOVE. DUE TO SUPPLY LIMITATIONS, 1LB BLOCKS ARE CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 5 PER CUSTOMER.

A SOUL LIFT CACAO EXCLUSIVE… Mitla is our first-ever cacao from Mexico! It’s grown in Chiapas near the southern border, in the historic cacao cultivation town of Soconusco. The seeds are taken to the nearby state of Oaxaca, where they’re toasted and peeled by Zapotec women in a small village east of Oaxaca City. It is named after the Zapotec archaeological site near where it’s prepared. Profile: Savory, buttery blend of 5-day fermented and “washed” (unfermented) cacao. NOTE: The photo of traditional "metate" stone grinding is to demonstrate how it's still done at home in Oaxaca. The packaged cacao is ground in a mechanical mill.

*Our labels and branding are approved by the producers, and we have their consent to share the cacao for the betterment of humanity.*

*amounts are per 1oz of cacao paste

Cacao has been considered sacred in Mesoamerica for thousands of years, long before the chocolate industry altered the original treasure. It has numerous superfood benefits, and can also deepen introspective practices like yoga and meditation.

Every purchase of this cacao supports indigenous people through ethical direct trade, and helps them preserve their spiritual traditions and values. For more info about us and our partners, visit our Sources page.

DIRECTIONS
To make a drink of ceremonial cacao, finely chop the cacao. Measure 1/4 cup ground cacao and 6-8 oz of hot water (steaming but not boiling). Mix with a blender (with caution!), handheld frother, or other agitator to fully melt the cacao. Optional: Add a dash of cayenne pepper and natural sweetener to taste. Enjoy!

Cacao can also be added to smoothies, oatmeal, ice cream, and other foods. Experiment with making your own chocolates or bliss balls!

 

GLUTEN-FREE • VEGAN • SUGAR-FREE • SOY-FREE • NUT-FREE • GMO-FREE • PLANT-BASED • SLAVE-FREE

Product of Mexico

Ingredients: Pure ceremonial cacao paste (Theobroma cacao)

Storage info: Keep in a cool, dry, dark place. Refrigeration not required.

Heavy metal content: This cacao was tested for heavy metals by a third-party laboratory and found to be in a safe range for lead as advised by the FDA, and for cadmium as advised by the EU Commission, in parts per million (ppm). Please also see our FAQ post on heavy metals in cacao and chocolate.

 

*NOTE: Packaging may differ slightly from the photos here. 

*Some melting of cacao paste may occur during shipping. This isn’t a problem in terms of the quality of the cacao, but the shape may be different than pictured. 

*Color and pattern variation is natural for pure artisanal cacao. Smooth white areas are most likely the natural cacao butter. Reach out if you have any questions.

*Please allow up to 7 business days from the time you place your order until you need your cacao to arrive. Thanks for understanding that we cannot process expedited orders at this time.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
80%
(4)
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(0)
0%
(0)
20%
(1)
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J
Jeanell (Portland, US)
Favorite

This is my favorite go-ceremonial cacao. Incredible quality, flavor, and texture.

A
Adriana E. (Willis, US)
Not something I preferred

It wasn’t something I preferred, it had an interesting paper-like aftertaste? I’m not sure if that’s the buttery/savory notes that it mentioned.

Hi Adriana, sorry to hear that Mitla didn't work for you. We haven't experienced those flavors in it, but it can happen sometimes with shorter ferment cacao. Mitla is a 50/50 blend of unfermented and 5-day-fermented cacao seeds. For a more 'bright' profile with slight fruity notes, you could try Heart of the Earth cacao or one of our other long-ferment varieties.

S
ScottD (Cypress, US)
My second 1lb order

This cacao has a great taste and smell. I eat it straight out of the package. Both my orders have been fresh. The packaging is well sealed with no odor leakage, but not excessive or wasteful. Shipping was fast both times which is really appreciated. The effects are very strong though hard to describe. I like the fact that it comes as a solid piece rather than a bag of fragments. A solid piece has less surface area to absorb air and moisture, making it stay fresh longer.

T
Thomas B. (Los Angeles, US)
Easy to Use

It comes in two slabs which makes it easy to break off as much cacao as one wishes to use. Much easier to use than a single block that has to be chipped away from. Very satisfying mixed with coffee as well.

Hi Thomas, we're glad you liked Mitla cacao! The 2x half-pound slab presentation was just for the first batch. Now Mitla comes as a single 1lb block. We hope that's okay! :) -The SLC Team

K
K.C. (Phoenix, US)
Wow, It's a Keeper!

We love the Mitla! It's smooth, well balanced, and a beautiful ceremonial chocolate to drink. It's no surprise since it comes from a place of ancient ceremonies. Thank you for sourcing this one! Love it!! Highly recommend it!

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