Made from Organic Fair Trade Beans, this ceremonial grade cacao is roasted locally and crafted in small batches. A beautiful medicine that has been used for centuries, this form of cacao can be shaved off to be melted into drinks or made into chocolates. It was first developed as a crop in ancient South American cultures, the Aztec and Maya being some of the most well-known. This plant was very significant to the local cultures; it was used as currency in trade, given to warriors as a reward, and served at royal feasts. This is the plant that chocolate is derived from. Cacao has been used as a heart opening energetic medicine, thought to be uplifting and connective. In addition to its emotional and spiritual effects, some have used cacao for its impact on blood pressure, blood vessels function, fatigue, heart health, and more. This plant is incredibly rich in antioxidants, tryptophan, theobromine, PEA, and magnesium, leading to its mood boosting, detoxifying, purifying, mood-enhancing and stimulating aspects, not to mention the many other constituents that make Cacao a fantastic medicine. Also popular for its mood-boosting components, cacao influences the production of oxytocin and the “bliss” molecule. This gorgeous cacao is full-bodied, rich, smooth and dark with sweet earthy notes.