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A SOUL LIFT CACAO EXCLUSIVE! La Noche is grown by the Utz K'aslemal family at their land in the Alta Verapaz and Quiché areas of central Guatemala. The dried seeds are taken to their family land in Sololá, to be roasted over wood fire and peeled by hand. Profile: Dark flavor, appearance, and energy from small "black" criollo seeds. That's why it we call it La Noche, Spanish for "the night." Utz K'aslemal means "good living in a useful existence," and that's the intention the family puts into the cacao before they share it. This cacao has a slightly coarse grind in the traditional style.
*Our labels and branding are approved by the producers, and we have their consent to share the cacao for the betterment of humanity.*
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 Mayan 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.
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 Guatemala
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 cadmium as advised by the EU Commission in parts per million (ppm), and for lead as avsied by the FDA. The amount of lead and cadmium per serving is slightly higher than the CA Proposition 65 daily limit, and as such we must include this disclaimer for California residents:
⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to the chemicals lead and cadmium, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
*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.