100% Criollo Bean Cacao

Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao

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100% Pure Ceremonial Cacao

About the Product

Our cacao is 100% pure, natural and raw. There are no added sugars, sweeteners or preservatives. It's gluten-free and can be consumed by vegans. 

Suitable for Kosher and Halal.

Organic Sources

The Cacao Beans used to make this ceremonial cacao are grown on small, organic family run farms located in the Peruvian Amazon.

Sustainable

Jasper Cacao is sustainably produced and packed in eco-friendly, fully recyclable packaging certified by "Interseroh"

Effective

Offering deep nourishment and wholesome energy, It's not just a medicine, it’s a lifestyle...Nature’s natural energy buzz.

Raw Ceremonial Cacao / 100% Pure Cacao Paste

Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao

Our Criollo Cacao is sourced from The Asháninka Tribes and farming communities located in Satipo in the central rainforest of Peru. 

Farmers harvest the crop under the organic production system while also adhering to ceremonial ritual farming and ancestral traditions.

The Criollo bean used in this ceremonial paste is known as one of the finest beans for ceremonial cacao first because of its great historical and spiritual lineage and also because the Theobromine is high and the beans are known for their high nutritional content and wonderful taste and aroma.

They are the rarest and most sought-after bean only equating to 3% of the global cacao bean growth.

Preparing Cacao

How shall I use it?

Use ceremonial cacao in your everyday life for energy and nourishment:

  • For daily consumption in the form of beverages
  • For cacao ceremonies (in doses of approximately 42 grams per person)
  • For meditation, yoga and other heart centred activities
  • A high-calorie snack during hiking, walking and expeditions
  • Chopped up and sprinkled on food such as muesli
  • For tasty desserts or energy balls
  • A natural and nutrient dense pre workout energiser shot
A Deep Flavour Profile

How does it taste?

This ceremonial cacao is full fat and has a wonderful, heavenly and prominent flavour profile.

It has a deep, rich and intense bitter chocolate flavour with hints of nuttiness along with citrusy floral notes.The texture is silky and smooth once melted making it a delightful addition to any recipe. As a drink it is heavenly, creamy and potent and has a nurturing and wholesome energy.

Produced to the Highest Standards

Guaranteed Quality

There's a number of great reasons to choose our Cacao, whether you're trying out its fantastic medicinal properties for the first time, or you're considering switching from another brand:

  • The beans are sourced from small, family run organic farms located in the Peruvian Amazon.
  • It has received EU BIO, NOP and COR certifications for its organic production.
  • The raw cacao is produced at temperatures never exceeding 42 degrees Celsius, preserving its natural flavours and nutritional qualities.
How to prepare your Cacao

Preparation & Serving

To prepare your Cacao in drink form, first cut the cacao into finely chopped small pieces. The size of the chopped-up cacao should be small pieces that are approximately one quarter of an inch. It can also be smaller than this but shouldn’t be bigger than this.

Once the cacao is chopped up, you can now add hot water to it and then use a whisk or preferably and hand blitzer to emulsify the cacao and water together to form a silky and bubbly liquid. Please note the water “should not” be boiling because the cacao could lose some of its nutrients. It needs to be approximately 60° C. 

You can experiment with the cacao to see how much water you would like to add to the cacao. If you would like it to be thicker, you wouldn’t add as much water.

So how much should you use? Follow our guidelines below using a small scale, teaspoon or measuring cup:

Small: 5 - 10 grams

This is a small amount of cacao, for beginners.

This amount is recommended for people who are new to drinking cacao and for those who do not usually drink caffeine.

It can be used as a way to micro dose cacao. Some people use micro doses everyday, for example micro doses of cacao in the mornings.

Medium: 10 to 25 grams

This amount can be used for people who are more used to drinking cacao or caffeine products.

You will notice some of the stimulating and heart opening effects. 

Large: 25 - 35 grams

This amount is used when someone is wanting to increase their creativity or to meditate.

Someone could take this amount during retreats before mild aerobic activity such as dancing or yoga.

This is a dose that could be given at a cacao ceremony. It can open the heart and bring a release.

There are more options for the amounts you can use, as well as methods to infuse your Cacao, covered in our Preparation and Serving guide.

Finally, we'd encourage you to take a look at our many delicious and warming Cacao Recipes to really get the most out of your Cacao.

Nutrition, Ingredients & Minerals

Nutritional Information

Ingredients:

  • Theobroma Cacao - 100% raw cacao / cocoa, Criollo variety.

Storage:

  • Store in a cool, dry, sealed container away from direct sunlight.

Daily portion sizes:

  • Although there is no set amount we advise no more than 52g of raw cacao in total per day. We offer advisory portion sizes but essentially you must see what works for you.

 

Typical values per 100g
Total Fat (g) 53.00
Saturated fat (g) 32.80
Trans Fat (g) 0.00
Cholesterol (mg) 0.00
Sodium (mg) 20.00
Total Carbohydrate (g) 27.75
Dietry Fiber (g) 14.73
Total Sugar (g) 2.00
Added Sugars (g) 0.00
Protein (g) 14.50
Vitamin D 0.82
Calcium (mg) 90.00
Iron (mg) 6.17
Potassium (mg) 869.00
Calories (kcal) 646.00

Product Reviews

My joy in the morning is a cup of jasper cacao mixed with a couple of teaspoons of double cream and a little maple syrup. It cuts out my craving to have chocolate or biscuits with coffee and I feel amazing on it!

Reviewed by Sally Waller on Thursday 29th February 2024

A big hug in a mug! Beautiful taste, smooth texture and leaves you feeling all warm inside x thank you!

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Reviewed by Steph on Tuesday 13th February 2024

Beautiful, potent cacao! I had been drinking cacao daily for over a year, feeling the full heart opening qualities. Then I attended an event with Shane and tasted his cacao which is very different, it took me on an important journey of visualisation and release during the ceremony. I feel it helped me to complete a journey of expressing and releasing grief and to heal the last 'old' wounds that I was living with. I bought a bag, loving the chunks which I've not seen before as cacao is usually shaved or in a block. After finishing my usual cacao I drank Jasper cacao for a few days, noticed the difference and ordered 1kg from the website. It has a more bitter, 'stronger' flavour which I'm getting used to and I love it. I truly believe that it has helped me to come back home (finally!) and to deepen further into a state of bliss. I still drink mine the way I always have, with plant milk and cinnamon, prepared in a milk frother for ease. I have recommended Jasper cacao to a few people who are also enjoying it, one friend in particular has found it hugely beneficial after giving up coffee. Ordering is easy, super fast and efficient delivery. Well packaged and arrived safely. I love the ethics of Jasper cacao and having met Shane and Leanne, it's clear how passionate they are about the product and supporting the projects who supply it. I highly recommend!

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Reviewed by Katie Baker on Tuesday 13th February 2024

Magical hug in a mug. Rich, creamy and smooth. It’s really enhanced my daily practices, yoga and reiki. Wouldn’t choose any other cacao!

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Reviewed by Claire on Monday 15th January 2024

The best cacao iv tried, I really love it and tastes great

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Reviewed by Kelle on Monday 08th January 2024

After trying a number of different Cacaos, I finally come across Jasper Cacao & I don't know what to say but WOW. The richest & creamiest cacao I've had, you can feel the pure intention behind the brand within the 1st swig. So glad to be able to add this to my morning Reiki & meditation sessions. Highly recommend x

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 125g

Reviewed by Gretchin on Tuesday 02nd January 2024

The best cacao iv tasted, smooth, creamy and hearty, just glorious. Lovely packaging as well. Brilliant product by Jasper, thank you !

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Reviewed by Natalie Joyce on Friday 29th December 2023

I love this product. This is such a high vibration Cacao, I can actually feel it working when I drink it. I met Shane at a recent festival and he was so knowledgeable and passionate, I will definitely be buying from him from now on x

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Reviewed by Rebecca Scarlett on Sunday 26th November 2023

Having worked with mama cacao now for over 4 years I can honestly say this blend has a purity and softness that will break down the cages of any heart. Powerful heart medicine indeed, after drinking Jasper cacao for the first time I experienced a deep feeling of connection, creativity flowing and an abundance of joyful energy. I highly recommend and will be working with her A LOT !!thank you, thank you,  thank you

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Reviewed by Jill on Tuesday 21st November 2023

Great taste, so smooth, I can taste the quality of the product. Will be back as soon as this is gone team Jasper

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Reviewed by Amy S on Sunday 12th November 2023

I am really enjoying the warm happiness I experience after having the cocoa. I have held two of my own cocoa ceremony’s, doing some deep inner child healing and I feel as if the cocoa has definitely enhanced my meditations and allowed for deeper healing. Also I love the taste!

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 125g

Reviewed by Georgia on Tuesday 07th November 2023

Fantastic cacao! I tried a few others and this is my favourite. Smooth taste, not too bitter, not too sweet, easy to melt and mix even in lower temperatures. Quick delivery too. Very happy with the product and the service! Looking to subscribe in the new year :)

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 500g

Reviewed by Marina on Tuesday 07th November 2023

All I can say is perfection in a cup, it’s so warm and rich in flavour will be ordering each month. Thanks you Jasper 

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Reviewed by Jay on Monday 06th November 2023

Thank you jasper cacao what a great product and even better taste can’t wait for my next cup ❤️

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 125g

Reviewed by Scott on Monday 06th November 2023

This is THE BEST cacao I’ve ever tasted and as a cacao fascilitator, I have tasted loads. I love the fact it’s 100% organic as I am conscious about what I put in my body. I love the single bean as it’s a pure product. The taste is creamy and the smell is sooooo rich and chocolatey! I use a weak serving daily in the afternoon for my own nourishment and use it in all my cacao ceremonies... Thank you Shane for bringing this amazing food to the UK.

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 125g

Reviewed by Gillian Turner on Monday 06th November 2023

Loved the smoothness of this beautiful medicine, it went down a treat at my last ceremony, powerful. Also excellent service, very personally and much appreciated

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Reviewed by Dee Jodel on Thursday 02nd November 2023

Smooth and great flavour! This cacao is beautiful

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 500g

Reviewed by Lucy on Tuesday 31st October 2023

I have used cacao as part of my daily rituals for a some time, but I have to say Shane’s Criollo variety has definitely been the most powerful/tastiest! Perfect before my energetic yoga sessions, or to relax and focus the mind into a meditative state… Will be ordering more for sure! Thank you

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 500g

Reviewed by Leanne on Tuesday 31st October 2023

Cacao has been a part of my daily ritual for a while now, and I couldn’t wait to try the Jasper Cacao. It’s full of flavour & tastes/smells soooo beautiful! I also love how Shane/the Jasper Cacao project support the farmers and the environment with their sourcing. 10/10 - beautiful. Thank you x

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Reviewed by Lucy on Tuesday 31st October 2023

This cacao has a really nice full flavour, I love it! I’ve been enjoying it daily in replacement of my morning coffee, and I feel so energised without the horrible crash! Lots of love for this medicine 

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Reviewed by Mary on Tuesday 31st October 2023

Just WOW - Amazing Cacao, amazing energy, amazing customer service - cannot wait to watch this brand grow.

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Reviewed by Alix Bramwell on Tuesday 31st October 2023

I was very excited to stumble upon this product. The whole ceremony of preparing it and whisking it was just special. Even from having one cup I feel sensational. I’ve also just attuned to Reiki level 2 and feel it will be perfect companion for my healing journey and beyond! Keep doing what you’re doing, I’ll be certainly ordering some more!

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 125g

Reviewed by Kat on Thursday 26th October 2023

Such a magical cacao.

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Reviewed by Natasha G on Monday 23rd October 2023

Loving my beautiful cacao. It’s magic in a cup! Thank you so much ❤️

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Reviewed by Skye on Monday 23rd October 2023

I’ve been looking for Cacao in its pure form for a while. But I just hadn’t found the right small business to support. As soon as my friend shared the Jasper Cacao page I felt instantly drawn to purchase this product. I was thrilled with the service I received. Quick delivery, amazing customer service and a truly beautiful product. I think it tastes divine and I am so excited to incorporate Cacao into my daily life. I feel a beautiful buzz from it that allows me to focus.

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 250g

Reviewed by Serenity with Jess on Thursday 19th October 2023

This morning I swap my morning coffee out for cacao. Cacao has great health benefits, full of magnesium, copper and iron and much more. now part of my morning self reiki treatment and spiritual practice. I will be definitely purchasing more of this high-quality beautiful product. Thank you Shane.

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 500g

Reviewed by Ashleigh on Tuesday 17th October 2023

This Cacao is special! It has such a smooth and refined taste that gives you comforting hug in a cup. Most importantly the magic that you feel from this medicine is beautiful. I felt connected to its power within a few minutes and was shown some wonderful insights. I will be recommending to all of my friends and serving at my Cacao Ceremony's in the future. I love it!

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Reviewed by claire romero on Monday 16th October 2023

Magical stuff, smooth and potent.

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Reviewed by Rachel Jacobs on Wednesday 11th October 2023

I was a the first person to purchase the Cacao from Shane in office after having it i can say it is the best energising drink to start your day it has a unique flavour and i must say i enjoyed having it, i am definitely switching from a coffee to Cocoa much more healthier and so much more clarity for a long working day, will be purchasing the bigger bag soon as i have finished the one i have.

Product Reviewed: Peruvian "Criollo" Cacao 125g

Reviewed by Fiona Suleman on Tuesday 10th October 2023

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