FAQ


What should I mix with my cacao?

Use your favourite cup to measure out the right amount of milk then add a little of that milk to a small pan and heat gently (avoid dairy or soya - I love to use oat milk or coconut milk in mine). When it as warmed, add the cacao and stir until it had started to melt into a paste. You can then add the rest of your measured oat milk/water to the pan. Be careful not to boil the liquid as this alters the active properties in the cacao.

Can I drink cacao if I'm pregnant?

Cacao is safe during pregnancy but a lower dose of no more than 25g is advised.

Is cacao safe if I am taking medication?

If you are taking antidepressants, SSRIs or MAOIs, it is recommended that you take no more than 20g of cacao in one day. This is because the cacao contains compounds that slow down the breakdown of serotonin. This can result in too much serotonin circulating in the body which can lead to serotonin syndrome. 

How do I prepare the Cacao?

Use your favourite cup to measure out the right amount of milk then add a little of that milk to a small pan and heat gently (avoid dairy or soya - I love to use oat milk or coconut milk in mine). When it as warmed, add the cacao and stir until it had started to melt into a paste. You can then add the rest of your measured oat milk/water to the pan. Be careful not to boil the liquid as this alters the active properties in the cacao. You can then blend the hot cacao in a blender if you prefer a smoother texture. Alternatively you can add your heated milk directly to the blender followed by the cacao rather than preparing it in a pan. Give it a quick whizz, then pour into your chosen cup. I prefer the first method as I enjoy taking my time, stirring the cacao as it gently heats. I find it quite meditative and peaceful.

What does Ceremonial Cacao taste like?

Cacao isn't like the chocolate we are used to, it isn’t sweet and is usually rather bitter - often people are quite surprised by the taste! If you prefer a sweeter taste you can always experiment with adding honey or other sweeteners. You could also add a pinch of cayenne pepper, salt or some cinnamon if you wished.

What makes Ceremonial Cacao special?

It is important to realise that a huge amount of love and devotion has gone into every single step of your cacaos journey. From the farmers who grew the trees, to the pickers, producers and packers - love has travelled the entire journey. By the time the cacao reaches you it is positively bursting with love and you need to keep that going. As you prepare your cacao, as you drink it - give thanks and gratitude to all the people involved in bringing it into your hands. Send them love like they have sent love to you.