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Anonymous
Rich Flavor

The intensity of this cacao flavor is definitely grounding.

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KK
Really grew on me

At first, I had trouble with the bitter taste of Mama Amor, but wow, it grew on me. Love!

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Dakota Banas
Great for the morning

Making a glass of this goodness is a satisfying ritual for the morning routine. Feels like connection to the Earth itself. While I was drinking this outside one morning, a beautiful hummingbird swooped in to check out the aroma and it was magical. Recommended!

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Ryan C.
Fruity

This was an interesting experience for me. The foam tastes perfect for my palate, and as I sip deeper into the preparation, I notice the stone fruit come forward strongly. This variety seems to have a little more of an acidity to it than Lava Love and Heart of the Earth, and my body is a little high on acidity right now. I found that acidity with the strong stone fruit to be more than I prefer, so over the course of a few preparations I tried different combinations. My first thought was to balance it with something earthy and bitter (roasted dandelion), which had a minor effect but not enough. I avoided coffee because I didn't want to further increase the acidity. In a subsequent attempt I decided to complement the stone fruit by pairing it with dried sweetened tart cherries and cranberries, and that came together harmoniously and put a smile on my face. I also like it with hazelnuts or roasted almonds in addition to the dried fruit. All of my preparations use oat milk, maple syrup, cayenne, and pink salt (and a very light sprinkle of cinnamon if I'm in the mood). Due to my body chemistry this won't be a regular for me, but I really do enjoy it.

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Tiffany
Wonderful

This was smooth and grounding. The 17 women and myself really enjoyed this one.

Parcelitas 100% Pure Ceremonial Cacao Paste from Guatemala

CHOOSE YOUR AMOUNT AND TYPE ABOVE! DUE TO SUPPLY LIMITATIONS, 1LB BLOCKS ARE CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 10 PER CUSTOMER.

Mama Amor's name has changed to Parcelitas to honor the small parcels of land where this (and most Guatemalan) cacao is still grown.

The cacao is grown by a women's collective in San Antonio Suchítepequez, who told us this cacao work has given them independence and empowerment. After fermentation and drying, the cacao seeds are roasted over wood fire by Catarina and peeled by another women's collective in San Marcos la Laguna. Profile: light body, chocolatey, hint of stone fruit.

People in photos:

  1. Odylia and her daughter Evelyn at their "parcelita" where they grow cacao
  2. Catarina (center) who toasts and peels the cacao, with Nick Meador (L) and his partner Kate (R)

*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 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.

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 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 lead as advised by the FDA, and for cadmium as advised by the EU Commission, in parts per million (ppm). The amount of cadmium per serving are 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 chemical cadmium, which is 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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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(5)
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Anonymous
Rich Flavor

The intensity of this cacao flavor is definitely grounding.

K
KK
Really grew on me

At first, I had trouble with the bitter taste of Mama Amor, but wow, it grew on me. Love!

D
Dakota Banas
Great for the morning

Making a glass of this goodness is a satisfying ritual for the morning routine. Feels like connection to the Earth itself. While I was drinking this outside one morning, a beautiful hummingbird swooped in to check out the aroma and it was magical. Recommended!

R
Ryan C.
Fruity

This was an interesting experience for me. The foam tastes perfect for my palate, and as I sip deeper into the preparation, I notice the stone fruit come forward strongly. This variety seems to have a little more of an acidity to it than Lava Love and Heart of the Earth, and my body is a little high on acidity right now. I found that acidity with the strong stone fruit to be more than I prefer, so over the course of a few preparations I tried different combinations. My first thought was to balance it with something earthy and bitter (roasted dandelion), which had a minor effect but not enough. I avoided coffee because I didn't want to further increase the acidity. In a subsequent attempt I decided to complement the stone fruit by pairing it with dried sweetened tart cherries and cranberries, and that came together harmoniously and put a smile on my face. I also like it with hazelnuts or roasted almonds in addition to the dried fruit. All of my preparations use oat milk, maple syrup, cayenne, and pink salt (and a very light sprinkle of cinnamon if I'm in the mood). Due to my body chemistry this won't be a regular for me, but I really do enjoy it.

T
Tiffany
Wonderful

This was smooth and grounding. The 17 women and myself really enjoyed this one.

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