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Pamela S. (Watkinsville, US)
Amazing Cacao

The aroma and taste is fantastic. The experience of drinking the cacao and the connection with it and the medicine it brings is outstanding. I was even impressed with the visual of it. I have had other cacao that was grainy in my cup. This is definitely pure cacao.

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Lori B. (East Setauket, US)
Love!

I just love the connection my soul has with this mixture! I ceremoniously enjoy my mornings off with intentions that serve me all week long and well into my future! Thank you!

K
Katy L. (Wilmington, US)
Sensational

I sip my ceremonial cacao daily in solitude....a treat, gift, ritual, and my sacred time!

A
Amber M. (Herriman, US)
Wonderful

I really appreciate how consciously this cacao was grown, harvested, and prepared before I even received it. It tastes lovely and I’ve already used it in multiple ceremonies.

D
Dylan D. (Oklahoma City, US)
Rich Flavor

A wonderful ceremonial cacao that has quickly become my favorite!
A rich and berry flavor, this grandmother cacao spirit is perfect for opening the heart!

Heart of the Earth (Ruk'u'x Ulew) 100% Pure Ceremonial Cacao from Guatemala

CHOOSE YOUR TYPE AND AMOUNT ABOVE! NOTE: SEEDS ARE ROASTED AND PEELED, AND NIBS ARE CRUSHED SEEDS. BOTH ARE STILL CRUNCHY AND USED FOR SNACKING OR FOR DECORATION. TO MAKE CACAO DRINKS, SELECT ONE OF THE PASTE OPTIONS.

MAY 2024 UPDATE: The makers of this cacao are in a bit of a tight spot after not increasing their prices for quite some time. We have just increased prices for the 1/2lb and 1lb block, and 1lb pre-ground bag, by $2 per pound, and will be paying them the difference on our next order. Thank you for supporting us an our historic cacao partners during this difficult time.

This Ruk’u’x Ulew (”Heart of the Earth”) cacao is grown at an indigenous family farm in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Once harvested, the cacao is sent to Lake Atitlán, where a women’s collective carefully selects the best beans and roasts them over a wood fire. The result is a delicious artisanal cacao with a toasted, traditional chocolate flavor, hint of blackberry, and a "grandmother" spirit. *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

Have you seen our article about polyphenol antioxidant testing of ceremonial cacao? The results are very interesting! Click the image below to learn more.

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). 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 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 125 reviews
98%
(123)
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Pamela S. (Watkinsville, US)
Amazing Cacao

The aroma and taste is fantastic. The experience of drinking the cacao and the connection with it and the medicine it brings is outstanding. I was even impressed with the visual of it. I have had other cacao that was grainy in my cup. This is definitely pure cacao.

L
Lori B. (East Setauket, US)
Love!

I just love the connection my soul has with this mixture! I ceremoniously enjoy my mornings off with intentions that serve me all week long and well into my future! Thank you!

K
Katy L. (Wilmington, US)
Sensational

I sip my ceremonial cacao daily in solitude....a treat, gift, ritual, and my sacred time!

A
Amber M. (Herriman, US)
Wonderful

I really appreciate how consciously this cacao was grown, harvested, and prepared before I even received it. It tastes lovely and I’ve already used it in multiple ceremonies.

D
Dylan D. (Oklahoma City, US)
Rich Flavor

A wonderful ceremonial cacao that has quickly become my favorite!
A rich and berry flavor, this grandmother cacao spirit is perfect for opening the heart!

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