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Cacao Ceremony Kit

Curious about working with ceremonial cacao, but never used it before? Our cacao ceremony kits are a way you can try a variety of our cacaos so that you can find your personal favorite, or to start a routine with a different type of cacao every day.

1) ORA CACAO SAMPLER with 6 servings total. Contains 1x 1oz of each of our in stock cacaos: Glowing Guatemala, Mystical Mushroom, Oaxacan Spice, Tantric Rose Blossom, Thriving Tanzania, and Vibrant Vitality

2) ENHANCED CACAO SAMPLER with 4 servings total. Contains 1x 1oz packets of: Mystical Mushroom, Oaxacan Spice, Tantric Rose Blossom, and Vibrant Vitality.

3) PURE CACAO SAMPLER with 6 servings total. Contains 2x 1oz packets of: Boundless Belize, Glowing Guatemala, Thriving Tanzania.

4) ORA CACAO CASE with 12 servings total. Contains 2x 1oz of each of our in stock cacaos: Glowing Guatemala, Mystical Mushroom, Oaxacan Spice, Tantric Rose Blossom, Thriving Tanzania, and Vibrant Vitality

5) ENHANCED CACAO CASE with 12 servings total. Contains 3x 1oz packets each of: Mystical Mushroom, Oaxacan Spice, Tantric Rose Blossom, and Vibrant Vitality. 

6) PURE CACAO CASE with 12 servings total. Contains 4x 1oz packets each of: Boundless Belize, Glowing Guatemala, Thriving Tanzania.

7) 21 DAY CHALLENGE with 14 servings total. The first week we prep to go deep with cacao, then weeks two and three we drink cacao daily for 14 days. Ora will send you a selection of our best cacaos to support you on the journey!

** Kits are not as pictured

 Want more servings? Try our newly launched bundles instead: https://ceremonial-cacao.com/products/cacao-ceremony-bundle

Pure 100% Cacao

Boundless Belize

Feels: Expansive, Expressive, Magical
Useful For: Meditation and Creativity
Tastes Like: Amaretto, Manchego, Nutmeg

Connected Columbia

Feels:  Luxurious, Cozy, Nourishing
Useful For: Soothing and Harmonizing
Tastes Like: Coffee, Bark, Grass

Glowing Guatemala

Mood: Mothering, Strong, Wise
Useful For: Insight and Inner Work
Tastes Like: Fig, Tobacco, Leather

Thriving Tanzania

Feels: Focused, Clarifying, Uplifting
Useful For: Studying & Taking Action
Tastes Like: Butter, Cherry, Caramel

Enhanced 100% Cacao

Mystical Mushrooms

Feels: Calming, Nourishing, Grounding
Useful For: Immune Support and Healing
Tastes Like: Stone, Oak, Brie

Oaxacan Spice

Feels: Celebratory, Elevating, Warming
Useful For: Circulatory Support and Community
Tastes Like: Chili, Cinnamon, Cardamom

Tantric Rose Blossom

Feels: Potent, Sensual, Heart Opening
Useful For: Emotional Support and Intimacy
Tastes Like: Rosé, Lavender, Bergamot

Vibrant Vitality

Feels: Exuberant, Spirited, Strengthening
Useful For: Hormone Support & Stamina
Tastes Like: Malt, Earth, Cream

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Cacao Ceremony KitCacao Ceremony Kit
  • Get started on your cacao journey

    Get started on your cacao journey

    Perfect for first timers, this kit has the quality cacao you need to experience cacao ceremony at home. Connect with the unique energy of each cacao.

  • Give a Unique Gift

    Give a Unique Gift

    Cacao makes a great gift for the holidays. Gifting a kit with many types of cacao in it will ensure that your gift recipient finds a cacao they connect with!

  • Discover or rediscover a favorite cacao

    Discover or rediscover a favorite cacao

    Every pure cacao is unique to where it comes from and every enhanced cacao is one of a kind. Follow our tasting guide below to savor and explore.

How to Taste and Savor Cacao

Chocolate tasting requires awareness, presence, curiosity, and patience.

To really get to know a certain cacao, you must invite it to tell you a story. Every story has a beginning, middle, and end. And so does the flavor of cacao as it registers on your tongue.

Pay attention to how the flavor of the cacao changes, from beginning, to middle, to end. You may have noticed that the flavor of cacao lingers for a long time. That’s because, unlike most chocolate, our cacao has no sugar added.

Sugar is a flavorless substance, and it makes the taste of something go away faster. That’s why you get a hit of flavor from an M&M, and then it’s gone, making you almost right away reach for the next one! And all of a sudden you’ve eaten a whole bag. There’s no lasting satisfaction in sugar, but just a single disc or a single sip can tantalize your taste bud for minutes on end.

So try letting one of our cacao discs melt in your mouth, or simply savor each sip for a long moment. Then, watch how the flavor changes! And see if you can describe a piece of your journey with the chocolate tasting map.

To help us articulate the experience of cacao tasting, we often refer to this chocolate tasting map from the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting.

You can use this too. And you can even start to develop your own map! It was designed to “create a standardized approach to understanding the fine flavor in cacao and chocolate that is intuitive.”

Remember, it’s okay if this is hard. It was for us too! Just try your best and play with it, and relax into the pleasurable experience that chocolate tasting is!

Explore the Cacao Flavor Profile Map

Preparing Your Cacao

  • Step 1

    Take a handful of cacao discs (use 5-15 discs, depending on your desired dosage).

  • Step 2

    Combine with 1/2 cup of 180°F liquid (water, herbal tea or nut milk).

  • Step 3

    Whisk or blend for 15 seconds. Optionally add sweetener (try maple syrup or raw honey).

Vegan Keto Ethical GMO-Free Soy-Free Sugar-Free Regenerative

Vegan Keto Ethical GMO-Free Soy-Free Sugar-Free Regenerative

Cacao and Health

Cacao for mood

Many ceremonial cacao lovers report a notable impact on their mood. There is substantial science that explains why ceremonial cacao is so beneficial. Pure cacao contains beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators already present in our brain. It also contains reuptake inhibitors that block the pathways that our bodies normally use to break down and recycle these beneficial mood altering molecules, so the good mood lasts for longer. In the long term, regularly working with ceremonial cacao can have therapeutic health benefits, including creating new neural pathways that change our daily experience to include more joy, love, and connection.

Cacao and SSRIs

We believe cacao has potential as a holistic therapy for depression, and we have encountered the effects of cacao during depressive episodes to be uplifting and stabilizing. It is our sincere hope that someday cacao could become a part of a clinically proven method for treating depression naturally, or as a method for assisting people in reducing their dependence on powerful pharmaceuticals. 

Because cacao is contraindicated with SSRIs, many people struggling with depression cannot take cacao because of the SSRI’s they are medicating with. There is potential that people may be able to partially reduce their SSRI medication intake and supplement with ceremonial cacao, however medical studies on this need to be done to establish a verifiable protocol. If you are a medical practitioner and would like to collaborate with us on such a study, please let us know! Because pharmaceutical SSRIs have many side effects and ceremonial cacao is beneficial in so many other ways, we are hopeful that such a protocol would greatly benefit the lives of many people struggling with depression and other mood disorders.

Cacao and Minerals

Consuming cacao can replenish minerals vital to our body. Magnesium is chronically deficient in the majority of western diets, and cacao is the highest naturally occurring source. Magnesium is used in all key brain functions, especially memory and concentration. It is also beneficial for the function of the heart, acting to relax blood vessels and decrease strain. Besides magnesium, cacao is also the highest naturally occurring source of chromium, and also high in copper, calcium, manganese, zinc, sulfur, iron, and phosphorus.

Cacao and Heavy Metals

Our cacao has been lab tested for safety and meets comprehensive EU standards for absence of heavy metals. In particular all our cacao tests below detectable thresholds for lead, and all our cacao tests below government mandated limits for cadmium. We actually test for 68 different heavy metals, but our focus here is on lead and cadmium as those are of most public discussion.

So why is our cacao so much safer than other chocolate products out there? 

Let’s look at cadmium specifically. Cadmium uptake is dependent on many variables, including cacao genotype, cacao tree age, and other trace metals present in the soil. Notably, the more depleted the soil is of other beneficial minerals such such as Zn, Ca, Mg, and Mn, and the younger the trees are, the higher the Cadmium uptake is. Because our cacao sourcing is focused more on quality than quantity, it is not farmed as intensively as the majority of global monoculture cacao production. Rather, our trees tend to be older and within polyculture agroforestry systems with rich soils - all factors that reduce cadmium uptake. The permaculture practices that our farmers use also regularly replenish the soils. So really, cadmium uptake has a substantial amount to do with farm management practices.

It’s also interesting to note that cadmium is first accumulated in leaves, then cacao pod shells, then cacao beans. Proper handling and shelling of cacao beans can remove the husk, which has a higher concentration than the edible part, the bean. We take great care in our cracking and winnowing process to remove as much shell as possible, which also reduces cadmium concentration in the final product. With our recent factory upgrade, we actually acquired a cracker and winnower that is a state of the art German design, used in the chocolate industry for over fifty years! This results in the cleanest cacao nibs possible.

Connected to the source

from farm to cup

Our hearts have been opened and our lives have been transformed through intimate contact with cacao, one of nature’s greatest healing medicines. We hope in our relationship with you, you will receive many gems of wisdom compiled from countless hours in the field, that we hope will deepen your practice, connection and life.

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457 reviews
  • Stephanie Z.
    Verified Buyer
    4 days ago
    Rated 5 stars
    So good!

    I really enjoyed trying out all these flavors. I combined oaxacan spice and the mushroom and it was yummy. My group held our first cacao ceremony this week with your cacao and it was so lovely! I love having my go to for cacao now that is organic and ethically sourced!

  • Nicole A.
    Verified Buyer
    1 week ago
    Rated 5 stars
    All amazing

    loving the samples of every different flavour!

  • Belle S.
    Verified Buyer
    3 weeks ago
    Rated 5 stars

    Love this cocao!

  • storm k.
    Verified Buyer
    3 weeks ago
    Rated 5 stars
    mystical mushroom

    This is the only one I have tried so far. I drank it during the cacao ceremony yesterday. It was awesome.

    Thank you so much for such a high quality products. Blessings and gratitude to all beings who brought it to my home.

    Peace, love and harmony


  • Tatiana N.
    Verified Buyer
    3 weeks ago
    Rated 5 stars

    It deserved to be places on my board with 5/5 score!

    I enjoyed all varieties from this kit, but this one is my absolute fav!

  • Johanna Z.
    Verified Buyer
    1 month ago
    Rated 5 stars
    I wish I Buffy this sooner!

    I have loved every one that I've tried so far. They give me a great boost in the morning without coffee. I use soy milk, and sweeten them with a little date syrup. I use a fabulous mug that a friend made.

  • Sevina S.
    Verified Buyer
    1 month ago
    Rated 5 stars
    Amazing Product 🤩

    I first tried Ora Cacao in 2017 at the Science and Nonduality 5 day conference in San Jose, CA, where they had a booth under their former name, Firefly. Over the last 5 years I've come to know and love Ora Cacao's products deeply, using them in morning meditations, in trail mixes, in hot chocolate' form and as the perfect side for my hot drinks throughout the day. I can say for sure that these are a special and important part of my self care routine and of my spiritual practice as well.

  • Sara N.
    Verified Buyer
    1 month ago
    Rated 5 stars
    A beautiful sample of peace

    I am in my second order of both ceremony kits. I love all of the cacaos and this gives me a choice. I have only started to experience the gentleness and peace of what this magical plant brings. Trust what cacao you are guided to try. You truly cannot go wrong with this product and company. They infuse all of their work with such love. I am grateful to have found Ora.

  • Elianna B.
    Verified Buyer
    1 month ago
    Rated 5 stars
    So much better than coffee

    I tried the cacao kit before buying any specific one because I wanted to see if it was truly going to change my morning, and test which flavors I would like. First of all, it DEFINITELY has changed how I feel during the days, and I am now excited to wake up to make myself a cup of cacao. I don't feel jittery anymore from drinking coffee in the morning and I feel much more focused and relaxed when starting my day off with cacao instead. My favorites are the Boundless Belize, Thriving Tanzania, and Glowing Guatemala, the two latter I just reordered a bigger bag and am waiting for the Boundless Belize to come back in stock :( Because of how smooth and plain the chocolate flavor is, I just add a little cinnamon and a few teaspoons of maple syrup, whisk it together, and my morning instantly feels better. Also, after drinking it I find I have no cravings for sugary foods and eat pretty balanced meals the rest of the day. I would rather drink this as a treat than eat some oreos or chocolate. It's just SO GOOD!!

  • Kristina S.
    Verified Buyer
    1 month ago
    Rated 5 stars
    Cacao for every mood

    The perfect gift for yourself or others! The kit has cacao for every mood! And it’s perfect for traveling 🤩 and of course the packaging design is amazing ❤️

    Recommend this to everyone who wants to try.

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