Experience cacao in its purest, and rarest form, rich in nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. With a toasted, slightly smokey flavour and a nuttiness akin to an almond, enjoy our cacao beans as a highly nutritious plant-based beverage.
Ethically sourced from sacred cacao plantations.
Ingredients: 60% Pure Mexican Cacao, Pure Cane Sugar, Vanilla.
Shelf Life: Approximately 6 Months, store in a cool dry place.
Serving Size: 1-1.5 discs. Each Disc is approx. 25g.
It is important not to exceed the serving size as you can experience a racing heart, headaches and nausea, similar to overdosing on caffeinated products.
Note: This is not your regular chocolate! Read on to find out more...
Disclaimer:It should be noted that as Cacao is a stimulant, there are contraindications to be aware of. Please consult with your doctor before consuming if you are concerned about any of the following;
- Cacao is is a vasodilator, and lowers blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure, serious heart conditions or epilepsy you should consult your doctor before consuming.
- Certain anti-depressants are worth extra consideration. MAOI based antidepressants are contraindicated with the tyramine in chocolate, so a larger dose of cacao is not recommended. However, side effects could include more serious headache and nausea, so make sure to check medications first.
- Additionally, there has been some concern with larger doses of cacao and SSRI type anti-depressants. Specifically, the tryptophan, a type of MAOI which is a precursor to serotonin has been cited by some as a possible contraindication.
It has become more recognised than ever that nature holds the answers to many medicinal secrets and one such plant medicine that is often overlooked or not so talked about is cacao, the heart-opening food of the gods. Originating from the Amazon Basin region, it has been used for thousands of years by the Olmecs, Mayans and Aztecs.
When you drink ceremonial grade cacao and prepare it with intention, it is a purely magical experience that makes you feel grounded, softer and more creative. Some even feel a drunken state of being that intensifies any practice that follows.
Ceremonial grade Cacao contains 90% more nutrients than any store bought cacao powders. It is high in magnesium, iron, antioxidants and has five psychoactive chemicals (Note: It is not hallucinogenic) in it making you feel happy, in love and full of bliss.
We can't wait to share this medicine with you all as we invoke the Goddess of Cacao to open our hearts and minds to the healing energies that Cacao has to offer.
Read more about Cacao on our blog here
How To Prepare Your Cacao
Bring 220mLs of water to a light simmer (60°C). Combine 2-3 tablespoons (20-30g) of your Mexican Chocolate or 1 Frido Cacao coin with your water into a tall vessel.
You can add a dash of cinnamon, cayenne pepper and honey or
Insert the molinillo and begin to roll the handle back and forth between your palms to combine the mixture. Continue until a creamy foam develops at the surface.
The Modern Way
Carefully blend your mixture with a stick blender for around 2 minutes until creamy and foamy at the surface.