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Cacao Ceremony Kit

The best-selling cacao ceremony kit lets you sample our cacaos so you can find your favorite. The kits come with 12 single-serving packets of cacao that take just 15 seconds to make.

Select from our Pure, Enhanced or Variety Kit (descriptions below).

Want to learn about cacao ceremony at the same time? Add our self paced cacao foundations 101 course.

VARIETY KIT

Our all time best seller. Try all of our pure and enhanced cacaos!

Contains twelve 1oz packets of: Boundless Belize (2), Connected Colombia (2), Mystical Mushroom (2), Oaxacan Spice (2), Thriving Tanzania (2), and Vibrant Vitality (2).

(Glowing Guatemala is out of stock until further notice).

*Kit contents vary and may not be as pictured

PURE KIT

Features cacaos sourced from a single region. Each has a different flavor profile, essence, and energetic effect.

Contains twelve 1oz packets of: Boundless Belize (4), Connected Colombia (4) and Thriving Tanzania (4).

*Kit contents vary and may not be as pictured

ENHANCED KIT

Features our cacaos made with medicinal superfoods for unique flavors, health benefits, and energy.

Contains twelve 1oz packets of: Mystical Mushroom (4), Oaxacan Spice (4), and Vibrant Vitality (4).

*Kit contents vary and may not be as pictured

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  • Eric P.
    Verified Buyer
    1 week ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Amazing Flavor! But that's it.

    Love my kit, already decided on my flavor, with all honesty here, best darn cup of chocolate I've ever had, love it with my coffee, but as far as any metabolic experience, euphoria etc. Nothing. Which I'm fine with.

  • Diana B.
    Verified Buyer
    1 week ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great mix!

    It gave me a chance to try different flavors and discover my favorites!

  • Myra
    2 weeks ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 Stars

    Super rich and delicious — much better than the organic cacao powder I’ve tried in the past!

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Preparing Your Cacao

  • Step 1

    Combine about 25 cacao discs with a touch of sweetener (or drink pure).

  • Step 2

    Add 3/4 cup (6oz) hot water, tea, or mylk (~180F).

  • Step 3

    Use a blender or electric frother to mix for 10 seconds.

  • UPLIFT

    UPLIFT

    Neuromodulators and neuro reuptake-inhibitors in cacao support a stable and elevated mood that lasts.

  • ENERGIZE

    ENERGIZE

    Theobromine gently energizes and helps with coffee reduction or replacement.

  • NOURISH

    NOURISH

    High mineral density in cacao replenishes deficiencies so you can be optimally healthy.

  • RITUAL

    RITUAL

    Cacao ceremony begins with mindfulness, gratitude, and intention. Practice at home to deepen your relationship.

Want Support In Getting Started With Cacao Ceremony?

In our Cacao 101 course, you'll discover:

  • How to prepare cacao at different dosages
  • Cacao's health benefits
  • Cacao's origins and mythology
  • How cacao is made from the farm to the cup
  • How to create your own personal cacao ritual
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Answers to Frequent Health Questions

What are the Nutrition Facts?

Boundless Belize, Connected Colombia, Glowing Guatemala, Thriving Tanzania:

Mystical Mushroom Cacao:

Oaxacan Spice Cacao:

Tantric Rose Blossom Cacao:

Vibrant Vitality Cacao:

Is Your Cacao Tested for 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.

Is Cacao a Stimulant?

We’ve tested our cacao and it has 36 mg of caffeine per 1 oz serving, or about 1/3 of what a regular cup of coffee has. It sounds like a lot, but 1mg of caffeine in cacao is not equivalent to 1mg of caffeine in coffee, because cacao has many other compounds that balance and down-regulate the caffeine.

The primarily stimulant molecule in cacao is actually theobromine. Ora Cacao has 212mg theobromine per 1oz serving. Theobromine is a mild cardiac stimulant, and differs molecularly from caffeine which is a nervous system stimulant. Theobromine gives a long lasting, gentle, embodied energy without any sort of jitters or crash, even for sensitive people. Overall, theobromine is only about one quarter as stimulating as caffeine, and it has a much longer half life in the liver, meaning that it's effect on the body is softer and longer for sustained energy.

Theobromine is also a vasodilator (it relaxes blood vessels), so it has a neutral effect on blood pressure. The improved circulation from cacao is excellent for cardiac health, and improves absorption of the nutrients in cacao and superfoods that it is paired with.

Ceremonial cacao is a great coffee replacement because it offers a grounded energy boost without the jitters and crash. You can fully or partially substitute your cup of coffee with a cup of cacao. If you are new to cacao we recommend drinking it before 2pm so that the stimulant effect has time to clear before you need to sleep.

How Does Cacao Affect 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.

Top Molecules in Cacao

Some of the top mood altering molecules in cacao include:

Anandamide is commonly referred to as the bliss molecule, and is associated with the runner’s high effect. It is actually the first endocannabinoid to be discovered, and it is well known for moderating pain. Cacao also has N-linoleoylethanolamine, which is the reuptake inhibitor for anandamide.

Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Helps with excitement, alertness, attention. Gives the perception of time slowing down.

Norepinephrine is commonly referred to as the joy molecule. It is both a neurotransmitter and a hormone,

Serotonin - Helps with wellbeing, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors that inhibit reuptake of serotonin.

Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors that inhibit reuptake of dopamine.

Due to these molecules and many others, when you drink ceremonial cacao you may feel expansive, blissful, connected to self and/or others, inspired, connected to your intuition & vision, connected to spirit, grounded, emotions arise, and the movement of stuck energy. You can also experience increased blood flow, mood elevation, and a more expanded state of consciousness. Cacao is a vasodilator, meaning your blood vessels and muscular systems relax. When working with ceremonial doses of cacao, blood flow can increase by up to 30%, meaning that more blood (life force energy) is moving through your body and nourishing all of your systems.

What Minerals Does Cacao Have?

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.

Are there any Contradindications?

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.

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