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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Sarah-Jane S.
New Zealand


Love love love this cacao have replaced my morning coffee with a morning cacao mixed with Meca and find it gives me the energy coffee would.

New Zealand New Zealand

Absolute Bliss

I've tried a fair amount of different ceremonial cacao between NZ and Australia but none bring me that exceptional Bliss/ Heart opening feeling as does the Amaru Ceremonial Cacao from Seleno Health. Absolute gem!

Josee L.
New Zealand New Zealand

Cacao Medicine

A nice warm cup of Ceremonial Cacao is a daily ritual in our home. We enjoy the healing benefits of this nourishing tonic. It is calming, relaxing ... and so fits in as an anti-anxiety and anti-depressant and powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Thank you for making this natural health product available to our place and our people here in Aotearoa.

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Uesa O.
New Zealand New Zealand


Awesome. Good bang for your buck. Love it

Lisa W.
New Zealand New Zealand

Yummy Cacao

This is a great way to nourish the body and celebrate. Thank you

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