ECUADORIAN CEREMONIAL CACAO is IN STOCK <3
Ceremonial Cacao, what is this all about??!
We are blown away with excitement about the introduction of this herb….! Cacao is an amazing plant in any form, and we’ve been very pleased with the cacao varieties which we’ve offered at Eternity in a Box thus far. However, this new Cacao we quickly realized is of a completely different essence…!
This Ceremonial Cacao comes from the jungles of Guatemala and is harvested responsibly and with reverence by the natives and then traded through respectful hands en route to us here in the US. What makes this cacao so special though is not only the reverence and fair-trade principles which encompass its trade, but also the unique genetic (and energetic!) characteristics! The alkaloid content is Significantly different than that of ‘modernized’ cacao, the reason being is that us silly westerners bred the cacao plant to be more of a culinary pleasure and less of a spiritual ally.
This Cacao comes in the form of a paste which has been dried and naturally re-hardened, so the pounds resemble a block or brick. Once a pound block is broken the cacao quickly crumbles into small ‘nib-sized’ pieces which are very easy to work with and prepare into warm cacao 🙂 Half pound and less will be crumbled chunks of cacao paste, whole pounds will be solid blocks.
Cacao as an Entheogen….
Cacao has a rich history of use by natives throughout central and south america, and the use of this plant was primarily in that of ritual and ceremony! I was always fascinated with the stories I’d heard that Mayan Priests would drink Cacao daily to stay in tune with the spirit realm…but it never made sense to me exactly why they chose this ally, considering my limited experience with ‘Cocoa’ (processed hybridized low quality cacao). Now that we’ve had the honor of working with this Ceremonial grade Cacao, shipped fresh from Guatemala, I am starting to understand how and why this plant was utilized for spirit work and held in such high reverence…!
We consider this Cacao to be of an entheogenic nature, providing strong vibrations, increasing awareness of consciousness, and even being capable of providing insight and wisdom if used with respect. Common cacao varieties tend to have a stimulating effect. Our Ceremonial Cacao on the other hand, has a very perceptual and meditative effect, with energy flow increasing particularly at the Heart and Third Eye chakras. One is very ‘Awake’ and ‘Invigorated’ with this cacao undoubtedly, but the effect is so much deeper, providing an almost magnetic-feeling (again the heart chakra!) connection to the life around you and the spiritual essences we are a part of.
*NOTE OF CAUTION* This Cacao is so extremely potent that dosages should be measured as opposed to estimated. Please get to know this plant before trying a strong dosage, and also please be aware of potential interactions with other plants/pharmaceuticals!! Cacao is said to have an MAOI (Monoamine oxidase inhibitor) effect in strong doses. MAOIs can be extremely dangerous to mix with certain plants (and deadly to combine with certain pharmaceuticals), though they are completely safe to mix with other herbs. Please research yourself to see if any medications you may take are safe to mix with Ceremonial Cacao.
Also in reference to mixing cacao with other herbs I will say that this plant Does have a long history of use alongside other herbs, and in a safe manner. Aztecs would drink Cacao through the course of a few days while they were working with Psilocybin Mushrooms in ritual context…It is possible that the MAOI effect provided by the Cacao was potentiating the visionary aspects of the experience and possibly helping the natives to digest the wisdom and be ‘led’ through the experience, similar to how natives revere Caapi Vine as being the guide essence to the Ayahuasca experience…
Our crew has been working with Ceremonial Cacao for a few months now, and we’ve gotten to know if pretty well…! The common dosage for an experience is 1 oz of Cacao, for stronger experiences 2 oz can be used. We recommend starting slow with this cacao so that you can measure how your biochemistry (and spiritual resonance) reacts with the plant. 5-10g is a good amount to start with for a first experience, too much can be overwhelming for some people so its always best to gauge how the plant reacts with your body before pursuing a full experience. There are plenty of good vibrations when using smaller amounts, though the entheogenic aspects are less distinct.
We’ve also been experimenting with combining other healthy herbs alongside it (AFTER we got to know the cacao by itself of course!), and with great results thus far! In the Alchemical formula of spirit work Ceremonial Cacao provides a variable which allows much potential to awaken 🙂
Some more general information about Cacao…
Theobroma Cacao is a type of tree native to Central and South America. These trees are very well-known in that their beans are the source of Cacao Butter, Cacao Liquor, Cacao Powder and Cacao Nibs. These Cacao products are commonly used in the production of Chocolate treats and Candy bars in modern America. Cacao, though always popular, is becoming especially well-known recently due to the increase in interest in Superfoods. Cacao beans (as well as all the other Cacao products) are extremely rich in Antioxidants, Polyphenols, Omega Fatty Acids, Minerals and Vitamins. The more that these beans are studied from a nutritional and health perspective, the more it is becoming understood how amazing they are.
The spelling of Cacao may seem incorrect as well to those of us who grew up in modern commercial product-ridden cities, Cocoa is what we are familiar with. There’s a big difference between our Raw Organic Cacao products and those nasty sugary chocolate bars you remember from childhood (or this morning ha). Cocoa is usually used to describe processed and cooked Cacao products, whereas the term Cacao describes the Raw products from this amazing tree. While a chocolate bar or Cocoa product will serve some benefit to the body, and still contain some amount of the healthy cacao components, the value of processed cacao is not nearly the same as that of Raw Organic Cacao. Like most foods, applying heat to Cacao beans is sure to reduce the overall nutritional value by diminishing the fatty acids and mineral content.
Why Eternity in a Box Cacao products are superior…
Firstly and foremost, our Cacao Beans and Nibs are all Certified Organic and completely Raw! We strive to carry only the most powerfully ‘restoring’ foods in our Restorative Foods section, so Organic and Raw was the only way to go with Cacao! There are plenty of suppliers offering ‘Raw’ cacao products, but please do beware of this general label. There are quite a few sources for Cacao which will apply significant heat to the beans during fermentation. Our Cacao bean are never heated to this degree during any point!
Why you should have Raw Organic Cacao in your pantry…
It seems in today’s modern world that just about everybody is nutritionally deficient in some manner. Cacao as well as other Superfoods are great to have available for ourselves as well as our loved ones because they can help us to ‘catch up’ to nutritional balance. These wonderful beans are rich in Magnesium, Iron, Chromium, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin C and they also contain powerful brain-effecting compounds such as Tryptophan, Phenethylamine and Serotonin. Cacao is a particularly fun superfood to have handy, because it can be used in a wide range of culinary preparations. There has also been research done to show the benefits of Cacao for the heart, regulation of blood pressure, stress and depression.
What do I do with these Cacao products…just eat them?
Our Cacao products are certainly ready to eat as is! But that doesn’t mean that you should be limited to this…Cacao products can be added to Trail Mixes, Cookies, Energy Bars, Protein Shakes, Nut Milks (to make Raw Chocolate Milk yum!) and more. The possibilities are truly endless with Cacao when it comes to culinary preparations. You can also add some warm-hot water to our powdered cacao or ceremonial cacao paste and blend/stir until it is uniform….add some vanilla bean powder,cayenne pepper, maybe some sweetener or nut milk and you’ve got some profound and tasty hot chocolate!
***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ***
mr29erss (verified owner) –
First timer with cacao, so tasty brewed with some cayenne and vanilla. Cacao is great to work with and I highly recommend it even in smaller doses. The quality is excellent and I plan to buy more than 2oz next time. You might regret not trying this one.
yeah i dig this stuffs spirit (~):}
K (verified owner) –
This is more than worth a try. I’ve sought after the psychoactive effects of cocoa for some time now, and have spent quite a bit of time and money trying various raw cocoa products in large quantities, only to come to the conclusion that maybe cocoa just isn’t that powerful of an entheogen. When I saw that the cocoa at Eternityinabox was a different variety all together, I figured I should give it a shot, especially because it was inexpensive. I’m thrilled with the product. In fact, “thrilled” is the perfect adjective to describe my reaction to this stuff. Great texture, tastes and has a mouth-feel similar to a high quality dark chocolate minus the sugar, and so much more convenient to consume than all of the raw powder products I’ve tried in the past. But all that stuff isn’t important compared to the effects! This is by no means a subtle plant. She’ll show you a good time, and leave you coming back for more. 4-6 grams with 2 or 3 of the eternityinabox gaurana seeds is an excellent stimulant, and much more pleasurable than any typical xanthine-containing plant like coffee or yerba mate. This stuff delivers a great sense of well-being,moderate euphoria, (especially when combined with the gaurana) pleasure, and excitement. You might’ve heard of chocolate being an aphrodisiac. This is a definite aphrodisiac. My significant other and I enjoyed some yesterday evening, had a great time in bed that night (twice) And then after going to sleep we awoke at the same time in the middle of the night just to go again, and that’s never happened to us before. I am impressed with all of Eternity’s products, but this just totally blew my expectations out of the water. Give up the coffee, and start drinking/eating/cooking with ceremonial cocoa!
R (verified owner) –
Great product at great price will be buying more in the future……ty guyz for being!
Brian (verified owner) –
This is high quality cacao that tastes good, is really healthy, and left me with a clean, warm and subtle energy after eating about 15g the day it came in the mail. Been eating between 10-40g a day since and haven’t been getting the full effects of that first taste. Would recommend people space out the consumption to maximize enjoyment. The only reason I give this product 4 stars instead of 5 is because it’s a little pricey. Great website and good deals on a lot of other products- everything is top quality that I’ve ordered and this is probably the one thing I’ve gotten that I feel is a tad overpriced. Overall satisfied and don’t regret buying a pound goes great in healthy, energizing blends.
Colin (verified owner) –
This product is easily my favorite sold here on this site. I’ve enjoyed raw cacao in my diet for a while, but this cacao introduced me to a whole new perspective of this amazing plant product. The energetic qualities of this cacao is through the roof. Immediately after first trying this cacao I regretted not ordering more, and already began thinking of how I would ration the portion I got. I highly recommend ordering as much as a pound, which comes as a solid brick that looks so interesting and holds so much power I almost didn’t want to break into it. Mixing it into some warm almond milk with a bit of vanilla and sugar makes an excellent cup of “hot chocolate” which will bring you to a level of warmth and comfort far greater than any cup of hot chocolate you’ve ever had. It’s also great mixed into warm water with a bit of hot chili powder or even just to eat on its own. A little (5-10g) is enough to feel its effects, but with the almond milk preparation I greatly enjoy up to 30g in a cup. I am truly blown away by how great this cacao is, and only wish I would have discovered it sooner. It makes even the best chocolate bar seem weak and disgraceful to what cacao truly is. This is the real deal. There’s a reason the ancients adorned it.
A great tool for meditation or for simply enjoying a powerfully sensuous experience. Definitely a must try.
Graciano (verified owner) –
Excellent product, it creates a really nice headspace for meditating and supplies a burst of energy that makes it a nice source of revitalizing force without going to the extremes of caffeine, even works as a pre-workout. Definitely will be getting more of this.
Kara (verified owner) –
Cacao was not on my shopping list, but new products and or special opportunities grab my interest. Wow am I glad I tried it! I feel privileged to partake of this wonderful treat. Almond Milk and Coconut Milk are perfect for creating a very satisfying indulgence, I added a touch of sugar for my own personal perfection. I highly recommend trying this, even if it’s for the smallest amount available.
Anthony (verified owner) –
Bought a half lb so I could get a brick and I “Love it!”
For the quality the price is fantastic!
I’m very thankful for the wonderful service and energy these people provided here 🙂
I will be buying more as soon as I get low maybe sooner for gifting to some family and friends.
Blythe (verified owner) –
This is absolutely incredible. I am very blessed to have this, it definitely stimulates the heart and third eye chakras. It gives you energy but it’s a different kind of energy than I was epxecting. The only regret I have is that I didn’t order some of their vanilla beans!
Ganga (verified owner) –
Love it – every morning I start the day with 7 oz water – 2 oz raw cacao – a pinch of chipotle –
1/4 tsp cinnamon sometimes add vanilla or nutmeg. Definitely has been much healthier than
coffee and it’s always a joy to make this. Warm or Cold it’s fabulous. Can’t recommend this
enough will order again.
Hello. I am a vibrational sound healer, and spirit junkie. Here in the sub-arctic we celebrate Eternity’s cacao in our 7 directions ceremony. My tribe smile, and talk of the creaminess and some of us feel connected to the Earth grounded heart happiness. I also enjoy throughout the day in small amounts, usually 2 oz.with 7 oz. of well-water, and sipped. I enliven mine with cardamom, ceylon cinnamon, ginger, orange peel..sometimes cayenne, but the other spices work quite nicely, and the ginger being a wealth of gingerol for not only anti-inflammatory, but stabilizes your body should you be a newbie and drink too much at once. I can also leave it covered on the stove (unheated to reheat), and it maintains its strength and purity (just as good when I first fired it up, and I am talking it will hold for a few days on the stove or you can place in fridge). I lived in the Country of Panama (no fridge on the islands just in case you think cacao cannot handle warmth…its where they grow) and stayed with the Kuna Indians off the coast…we experienced rich medicine in cacao where it is treated as a drink of togetherness in journey mates of the moment. Eternity’s cacao is of that strength…that authenticity to the real…the one…the you.
I made an order June 19th, 2019. Order #EB33734 have heard nothing but you took my money.
Eternity in a Box –
Your order Has shipped at this point, but this comment was unwarranted as the item you ordered was on PREORDER.
I’m glad we were able to ship it quickly this time, but please be aware that Preorder items often take a month+ to ship! Thanks for your support 🙂 I pray you’re enjoying the herbs 🙂
sarahh.arkan8 (verified owner) –
Clear, vibrant, and uplifting, Eternity’s ceremonial cacao is truly remarkable.
It’s a great ally to have for a variety of reasons such as:
-raising your vibration
-unlocking your creativity
-deepening connections with those you love
Me and my hubby like to have 2 oz, two to three times a week. We have found that the heart chakra activation lingers for a few days after consumption.
So in short, grab as much as you can, it’s ~totally~ worth it.
ManicAdro (verified owner) –
Delicious even without dairy just hot water.
Just ordered 1 pound of this. very fast delivery it smell devine I can not wait to see what this cacao has to teach me