Amaru (Snake) Ceremonial Cacao Paste Block - 1kg


Amaru (Snake) Ceremonial Cacao Paste Block - 1kg

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100% pure organic, single-origin, Peruvian ceremonial cacao paste. New Zealand-Peruvian owned and operated family business. Scientifically researched and supported by a Callaghan Innovation research grant.

The Amaru (Quecha language - snake) in Andean cosmovision represents the Ukhu Pacha - the world below and the connection to our ancestors. This special ceremonial paste is hand-crafted from criollo cacao in Tocache, Peru, in honour of the Awajun tribe who hold the spiral cacao temple of Monte Grande in Jaen. It is organically shade-grown and hand-selected by our artisanal farmer to the best potency and quality of each block. It is blessed and provides high-vibrational energy, with reverence for Peru's ancient ceremonial cacao traditions

Our ceremonial Criollo cacao has an incredible ratio of 29:1 - theobromine:caffeine. Perfect for the uplifting, heart opening effects without the negative side-effects of caffeine over-stimulation. Our biochemical analysis has shown it to be also potent in levels of ethanolamides (NAEs) for feelings of intense bliss, polyphenols for mental clarity and tryptophan for sensations of joy and happiness. It has a strong profile of sweet and fruity flavours absorbed from the Amazonian agroforestry in which it grows.

It is an externalising cacao that brings uplifting, heart opening bliss and energising clarity. We recommend this cacao for use in ceremonies involving movement, breath work, dance, expression and for daily use to assist with energy, immunity, balance and well-being. Learn more about us and our ceremonial cacao here.




Sensations: Uplifting, bliss, clarity, joy and happiness.

Flavours: Sweet, fruity, acidic, bitter.

Best for: Movement, breath work, dance, physical expression, exercise, heart opening.

Suggested preparation: Shave or grate 2-3 Tbsp (20-30g) per person into hot water or hot plant-based milk with or without spices (examples - cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, cayenne) and sweetener (coconut sugar, raw sugar, honey) and blend or whisk until creamy. 



Packaging - 1kg blocks hand wrapped in wax paper inside cardboard box.

Ingredients - 100% Pure organic ceremonial cacao. 


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Christopher W.
New Zealand

I find it highly worthwhile as a medicine if practised appropriately

Meggan H.
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Chrissie W.
New Zealand New Zealand

100% satisfaction in a mug

uplifting, and energising! such a great healthy pick me up!

Tracey N.
New Zealand New Zealand

Love the Snake

I have tried many other cacao’s and I keep coming back to this one. Always makes me feel good to drink and especially also knowing the health benefits (plus I add maca). Thanks guys for all your good work.

Seleno Health Amaru (Snake) Ceremonial Cacao Paste Block - 1kg Review
Jayne B.
Australia Australia

Making paste block into a drink.

I am finding that by wizzing it in blender with cinnamon and boiled water, then adding milk and sweetener of your choice that the drink is so much better. I found a video showing this by accident. Just wondering if a small instruction sheet with this information might be helpful for people starting to use it! Will definitely buy more.

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