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.

We currently have just our spring kit available. With five 2oz bags total of the following five cacaos (not as pictured): Boundless Belize, Glowing Guatemala, Thriving Tanzania, Mystical Mushroom, Tantric Rose Blossom

** The bags contain 2oz each, not 3.2oz as pictured (this was a misprint and will be fixed).

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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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  • 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).

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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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In love!

It tastes amazing- it feels amazing in my body. I would highly recommend purchasing and I would purchase again. Each bag has many servings and it’s a good selection.

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I didnt imagine to feel as strongly as I did when I started working with cacao. The given effects of each one are definitely significant. The taste is delicious,thick and creamy and i love how it makes my body feel!! Nothing like the nerve wreckage of coffee but so much more pure and an aftertaste of just love 😍 I feel as though it has heightened my journey of self love,discovery and healing. Im so grateful I decided to try cacao from a trusted and amazing source!!

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Taste and See that the Cacao is Good

Loved the chance to taste and experience the different cacaos offered - found two (mushroom and Guatemalan) that I want to play with some more.

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Love it!

Great for my morning cocoa ceremony.

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The kits are my favorite!

I love that Ora Cacao has small kits so I can enjoy a variety of flavors! Mixed with my organic oat milk and a little bit of real maple syrup makes for the perfect drink to open my pineal gland too! Thank you!

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