Mayan Ceremonial Cacao 454g Block


A solid round block of pure cacao, made by the loving hands of a 100% Indigenous owned Mayan Women’s Collective Cacao grown in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

The energy of this cacao is uplifting and enlivening yet also earthy and slightly grittier in texture due to a traditional corn mill that turns the cacao into a paste, and only slightly bitter in taste.

She is as close to chocolate as the Original Cacao Keepers ate her and a beautiful ally for 

  • connecting to your heart centred purpose 
  • embodiment work – embodying the medicine of unconditional love, forgiveness, gratitude and compassion
  • courage around becoming visible, and expressing your hearts passion in the world
  • remembering the strength of our unbreakable Spirit within
  • uniting your heart with others, creating connection and community

Use this cacao in deep devotional practises and ceremony.

$1 from the sale of any Guatemalan Cacao product goes back to the people of San Marcos, La Laguna to support Familia UTZ Corazon – a community led project to provide food and housing in their local village.


Please allow 7-14 days for delivery of your order. Each and every Sacred Cacao Product is produced by Jane with loving care & attention, that takes time!


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Our Mayan Cacao is sourced directly from Ruk’u’x’Ulew, an Indigenous Women’s Collective in San Marcos La Laguna, along the shore of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. 

Ruk’u’x’Ulew means ‘Heart of the Earth’ in the native language of Kaqchikel, and is 100% Mayan owned. Founder, Cecilia Mendoza, pays above market price for cacao beans from small local farms in Alta Verapaz, and then hires local Mayan women to remove the husks, roast the beans and then traditionally mill them to make the highest quality ceremonial grade paste. Young mothers, women and grandmothers all come to-gather, in a uniquely safe space to share stories about their children, motherhood and parenting and offering support and love to each other. I just know Mamma Cacao’s heart sings as she sits amongst these women, uniting women of all ages, and inspiring a hopeful and bright future for our children. Cacao really doesn’t get any more magical than this. 

Chop 15-20g for a standard daily dose or 42g for a ceremonial dose. Add your chopped cacao to heated plant milk or hot water, and add a dash of cayenne and optional sweetener like maple syrup. Blend with a stick blender, tea whisk or molinillo for a smoothy and creamy texture and froth.

Store in a sealed container at room temperature.


Additional information

Weight 454 g
Dimensions 18 × 27 cm

One study in 5.5 thousand people showed Theobromine improves sleep quality and helped people sleep deeply for longer periods of time

Cacao is a mild cardiovascular stimulant that increases blood flow around the body and to the heart, unlike coffee which stimulates the nervous system

Cacao increases the bodies production of Dopamine which is an antidepressant and helps with feeling pleasure and satisfaction in life

Cacao contains Anandamide, a cannabinoid that feeds the endocannabinoid system in our body leading to feelings of bliss and happiness. ‘Ananda’ literally translates to ‘bliss’ Sanskrit

Cacao contains Flavonoids that reduce oxidative stress in the body, making it anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory & anti-aging

Theobromine also improves insulin sensitivity, so it is benefical for people with insulin resistance by aiding in the metabolism of glucagon & fat

Cacao contains PEA (phenylethylamine) which is the love chemical we produce when we are captivated by a person or task. It helps elevate mood and focus attention

Theobromine decreases inflammation of the lungs and opens up bronchioles, it is helpful for coughs and asthma