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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.

** Kit contents vary and may not be as pictured

VARIETY KIT

Contains 1x 1oz of each of our in stock cacaos: Boundless Belize, Glowing Guatemala, Mystical Mushroom, Oaxacan Spice, Tantric Rose Blossom, Thriving Tanzania, and Vibrant Vitality

PURE KIT

Contains 2x 1oz packets of: Boundless Belize, Glowing Guatemala, Thriving Tanzania.

ENHANCED KIT

Contains 1x 1oz packets of: Mystical Mushroom, Oaxacan Spice, Tantric Rose Blossom, and Vibrant Vitality.

Want more than one packet of each cacao? Try our popular cases below with 12 servings total:

VARIETY CASE

Contains 2x 1oz each of Boundless Belize, Glowing Guatemala, Thriving Tanzania, Mystical Mushroom, Tantric Rose Blossom and 1x 1oz each of Oaxacan Spice and Vibrant Vitality

PURE CASE

Contains 4x 1oz packets each of: Boundless Belize, Glowing Guatemala, Thriving Tanzania.

ENHANCED CASE

Contains 3x 1oz packets each of: Mystical Mushroom, Oaxacan Spice, Tantric Rose Blossom, and Vibrant Vitality.

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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 20-25 discs, depending on your desired dosage).

  • Step 2

    Combine with 1 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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484 reviews
  • Diane W.
    Verified Buyer
    3 hours ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect energy

    First time trying cacao and I’m way into it. I’m sensitive to caffeine so a half dose is perfect for me. It gives me energy and focus without making me jittery. Great for my creative but squirrely brain 🧠 🐿️

  • Rachel C.
    Verified Buyer
    4 hours ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love the Ceremony Kit!

    It is just wonderful. Don’t hesitate. Packaging is very nice and with this cacao in chips it is much easier to handle and dissolve/mix than the bars I have used in the past. Thank you!

  • Ebe K.
    Verified Buyer
    6 days ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Sample Size

    I love that I was able to sample so many different cacaos with this pack. Definitely recommend and I'm definitely going to order more of my favorites.

  • Kindra L.
    Verified Buyer
    1 week ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Oh So Delightful

    I have so much gratitude for the cacao ceremony kit that I purchased. Knowing that it was ethically and sustainably processed with so much heart makes the ceremony so much richer. It's delicious and delightful. A wonderful way to sample all of the different offerings ~

  • Rochelle M.
    Verified Buyer
    1 week ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love this kit!

    This kit is amazing and so are all the cocoa blends! Once i am finished i am going repurchase my favorite which will be hard to determine since they are all so great!

  • Whitney H.
    Verified Buyer
    2 weeks ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely Obsessed 😍

    I literally can't get enough of this stuff. Started out with the Ora Sampler, then I ordered two 1/2 pound bags of Mystical Mushroom and Vibrant Vitality. And now I just bought 1lb bags! They all taste amazing. So magical and warm. I have a cup in the morning and sometimes a cup in the afternoon or evening as well. I also love the ceremonial aspect of it and how it makes me feel. I would drink it all day if I could never run out! Haha!

  • Sarah M.
    Verified Buyer
    2 weeks ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great way to start!

    Nice to be able to sample the various combinations - they are all great!

  • Judy S.
    Verified Buyer
    2 weeks ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Cacao Ceremony Kit

    I am only just beginning my Ceremonial Cacao journey, and chose this sampler so I could have a range of options to try. I am very happy with my purchase and will purchase again.

  • Tamara L.
    Verified Buyer
    3 weeks ago
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Trial kit

    This was delivered more like a trial kit of varying types. It would have been lovely to have some suggested guidelines for engaging with the ceremony included in the package. The cacao blends are interesting. I am not sure I will reorder the kit but some of the individuals are really pleasant.

    Ora Cacao
    3 weeks ago

    Hey Tamara! This Ceremony Kit was actually intended for our recent Ora Cacao's 21-Day Cacao Ceremony Challenge in which you'll receive a daily guidance text for 21 days beginning on the first day of our challenge. The links are still accessible until this month only. Please send us an email at support@oracacao.com if you wish to do the 21 Day Challenge and we'll be happy to send those from days 1 to 21.

  • Carol D.
    Verified Buyer
    3 weeks ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Incredible!

    I ordered a sample pack to try the ceremonial cacao for my first time. While on vacation with my two best friends, we had a ceremony before going to see the sunrise at the ocean. I pretty quickly felt a little buzzy but it was a very pleasant feeling. It was a very high on life kind of feeling. Very joyous! Our experience at the ocean was extremely blissful. Thank you so much for this wonderful product of which I will be ordering more tomorrow.

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Cacao and 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.

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.

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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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