Tucked deep in the rainforests along the Pacific Coastal front lies ancient groves where this cacao grows among freshwater springs, coffee plantations, and diverse fruit forests. This cacao is very rich, complex, buttery, and has a hint of coffee aroma. It's prepared into paste by the Cacao Source women's collective at Lake Atitlan. *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 celebrated as “Food of the Gods” in Central and South America since ancient times, long before the chocolate industry altered the original treasure.
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.
Combine 1/4 cup finely chopped cacao with 8oz hot water. Melt cacao using a blender (with caution!), milk frother, or just a spoon. Add cayenne pepper and natural sweetener to taste.
Cacao can also be added to smoothies, oatmeal, ice cream, and other foods. Experiment with making your own chocolates or bliss balls!
WARNING: As with any health matters, please consult a licensed medical professional if you have any health concerns or issues.
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Pure cacao contains tyramine, which could react with an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) antidepressant medication and cause a migraine. Such antidepressants are less common these days, but it’s still good to be aware of. People taking them have likely already been warned by their doctor not to eat chocolate.
HEART CONDITION: Cacao increases blood flow and could cause undesirable stress on such a condition.
GLUTEN-FREE • VEGAN • REFINED SUGAR-FREE • SOY FREE • NUT-FREE • GMO-FREE • PLANT-BASED
Product of Guatemala
Ingredients: Pure cacao paste (Theobroma cacao)
Storage info: Keep in a cool, dry, dark place. Refrigeration not required.
*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.