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. 


For Australian customers please purchase here

For US or Canadian customers please purchase here


View shipping rates here.

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 48 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Customer Photos
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
United Kingdom


I can not live with out my daily dose of mama cacao... she has brought me home to myself

Denise M.
New Zealand New Zealand

A new beautiful habit to start my day

By purchasing this cacao and following the instructions on the box, has given me the chance to switch off the mind and meditate to a calm space from where i can begin my day. I´m actually recovering from a concussion, which has taught me to go slow. So I`ve given myself the chance to ceremony each morning from shaving the cacao, thanking it´s presence and thanking the things to be thanked in my life and start the day with joy. It gives me great pleasure and an invigorating feeling to think about the process of production and the people involved in it, to bring the wisdom of Peru into my life is a blessing. Beautiful taste and creamy flavour which I mix with vegetable milk and then whip. Thanks Seleno family

kaleena f.
New Zealand New Zealand


Ohhhh this is my ultimate favourite cacao! So rich and Tastey

Julia S.
New Zealand New Zealand

So good!

This cacao paste is wonderful! Such a beautiful way to start the day with an open heart and clear intentions. Love it!

A Seleno Health Customer
Jamie P.
New Zealand New Zealand

Great service, great cacao

Kia ora. The cacao is wonderful, and ethical, from friendly people: highly recommend.



We've collected all of our most common questions into a useful guide for you, to explore maca a little deeper.

Hit the link below.