We love the versatility of cacao (Raw Chocolate). It can be used in sweet and savoury dishes, and comes in many different forms. It’s a staple for many cultures around the world and is loved, craved for and even worshipped by many. In Mayan times it was valued as a form of currency, and was used in ceremonies – in pure, high doses it delivers a euphoric effect, as well as heightened awareness and connectedness. The name Theobroma Cacao literally translates to “food of the gods”.
The importance of sourcing good quality cacao is so essential, as some countries do not do this ethically, sustainably and often children are used as cheap labour with very unfair working conditions. We always choose an organic, ethically-sourced Peruvian cacao.
Cacao releases chemicals in the brain like anandamide, serotonin and dopamine, which in turn give you the chocolate buzz feeling. It is also high in magnesium, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, calcium and iron. So when combined with superfood powders and food-grade essential oils, it’s a powerhouse snack loaded with many nutrients and health benefits.