Almendra Blanca (meaning white almond) Ceremonial cacao (full-fat cacao paste) is named after its characteristic, delicious and rich milk chocolate flavour, complemented by notes of vanilla. It has a slightly dry, floral and refreshing taste and is not acidic.
This cacao is grown on a small-scale, sustainable, and organic plantation located in the state of Tabasco in Mexico. The fermentation process is greatly aided by bees, which feed on the cacao pulp, demonstrating the purity of the beans. If it had EU certification, it could be labelled organic or BIO.
This cacao is made from the beans of the local Almendra Blanca cacao variety.
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Grown near Yoloxochitl in the state of Tabasco in Mexico, Criollo cacao is a rare variety of cacao, considered by many to be one of the best in the world. Criollo cacao fruit is smaller than those of other cacao varieties but it is characterized by a unique taste and aroma.
Criollo cacao from Yoloxochitl is cultivated in a traditional manner, without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. These plants grow in the shade of tropical trees, which provides optimal conditions for their growth and development. Criollo cacao berries are hand-picked and fermented, then dried in the sun.
Criollo cacao from Yoloxochitl has a sweet taste with notes of tropical fruits and spices, making it ideal for the production of high-quality chocolate and other cacao products. It is also a popular cacao among artisanal producers who wish to preserve traditional methods of chocolate production and cultivate cultural heritage.
Criollo cacao from Yoloxochitl in Tabasco, Mexico is considered by many to be one of the most valuable cacao varieties in the world.
Our cacao is 100% natural, unprocessed, kosher, halal, no sugar, no additives, no preservatives, handmade. Cacao is gluten free and can also be consumed by vegans.
Cacao paste is the dried, shelled and then ground cacao beans, which take the form of a hard, yet brittle block or lump.
Cacao contains more antioxidants than red wine and 3 times more than green tea.
Cacao is an important source of tryptophan, which affects the formation of serotonin, and phenylethylamine, which supports the synthesis of dopamine and a number of vitamins B, C and E.
In addition, cacao contains a number of mineral salts such as magnesium, iron, chromium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, zinc, potassium and selenium.
Furthermore, the high content of healthy cacao fat, theobromine and anandamide makes cacao a natural, mild stimulant.
All this makes cacao a natural, powerful antidepressant, mood enhancer and energiser.
Mix about 10-20 grams of crushed cacao with water, vegetable or animal milk (200 ml) and spices such as chilli, vanilla, cinnamon or cardamom. If desired, sweeten with honey or other healthy sugar. The spices and honey should be added at the end of the process.
There are several methods for preparing cacao. We advise you to try them all, because each of them slightly changes the final taste of the drink. In this article you will find a recipe for ceremonial cacao and a lot of additional information.
The question of using vegetable or animal milk is individual and does not significantly affect the properties of the cacao drink. Nevertheless, we recommend using water or vegetable milk.
Approximately 10-20 grams. This may occasionally be increased to 50 grams.
Genuine and 100% cacao paste (ceremonial cacao) is excellent for:
All natural cacao in the form of paste, beans, nibs (ground cacao beans) or powder is bitter, however we can make a classification into less bitter or dry.
Our scale of cacao flavours is: