Ceremonial Cacao Pods (350gm)
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Let’s face it, anything really special in life has to have a stash of chocolate accompanying it, and when we introduce Ceremonial Cacao to the mix, it is quite literally the zenith of celestial celebrations with its blissful heart-opening qualities and nutrient-dense health benefits.
Temptress Apothecary hand crafted these Ceremonial Cacao Pod’s specifically for Spray-Free Farmacy. They are pure, 100% certified organic, ceremonial-grade Criollo (heirloom) bean cacao. Nothing else added. Just the way we like it. Moulded into super easy to use chocolate pod’s, 5gms each.
INGREDIENTS: Certified Organic Ceremonial Cacao.
For meditation and everyday enjoyment, use 5 of the holy bean pods which is 25gms. For a ceremonial it’s between 40-50g or about 8-10 Pods.
Warm a 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 5 cacao pods (for everyday ritual) or more for a ceremonial mug, and stir in until melted and smooth. Add extra water so to fill your cup or for a creamier version, add your choice of milk and a sweetener. Turn off the heat and pour the brew into a blender. Blend until soft and frothy (or hand whisk). Pour into a beautiful mug and serve warm and steamy.
You can also do this directly in a blender or thermomix.
*Note: This holy bean beverage invites us to slow down and set aside time for ourselves to step into a ritual of self-care and nourishment, opening to inner guidance and wisdom (in spirit). Prepare and consume your ceremonial Cacao with this intent.
ABOUT TEMPTRESS CEREMONIAL CACAO
Cacao is known as a potent yet gentle plant medicine, and the spirit of Cacao is love. It knows no other way. Our ancients honoured and revered ‘xocoatl’ as early as the Mayan and Aztec times. The name of the chocolate plant itself, Theobroma (theos) means ‘god’ and (broma) means ‘food’ literally translating to ‘food of the Gods’. We pay deep respect to the ancient wisdoms of cacao with our pure 100% organic ceremonial grade Criollo bean (heirloom) Cacao which has been grown, harvested, fermented and dried with great care by small communities in South America. The cacao has a cache of nutrient-dense health benefits with a rich, dark chocolatey aroma. This celestial beverage is a luxurious delicacy that can be enjoyed in every day ritual or in larger amounts for sacred ceremony.
All of our cacao is from South America (Peru), whose climate and rich soils grow what we consider the best cacao in the world. We source exclusively from a certified organic community farms, located in an area with a long history as a prime cacao growing region.
Whilst all chocolate is made from cacao beans, not all cacao is created equal. Ceremonial grade cacao, including our own, has a number of important attributes:
- It's produced from native Criollo bean (heirloom) Cacao strains: native meaning it's found growing naturally, in the wild, with limited human interaction and cultivation. These strains are both the rarest and most concentrated in the compounds necessary for ceremonial use.
- Minimal processing: this means the beans still wholefoods and contain all of their natural compounds. These beans then undergo a fermentation process necessary for cultivating their flavour profile and activating certain natural compounds. The beans are then sun-dried, stone ground by traditional means, and formed into our chocolate bullion bars.
- Intention is everything: from tree to cup, ceremonial cacao is cultivated with intention, and in alignment with the Cacao Spirit. This means the lands, the farmers, the process, and the finished cacao are treated with compassion, love, respect, and reverence.
- For us here at Temptress we are also committed to cacao farms and communities that are certified organic. Our core values include protecting the balance of ecosystems by avoiding GMO's, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Organic agriculture supports biodiversity and promotes sustainable food production by looking after our planet's natural resources. We implement a strict quality assurance program where we have traceability throughout the entire supply chain, from the growers to you, as the consumer.
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