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SHOCKING HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE

What if you were to carry a pouch of little cacao beans instead of your wallet? Well, not more than a hundred and some years ago, a few tribes in Central America still continued to do so. Who said that money doesn’t grow on trees?

The Mayan civilization in Mexico used cacao beans as their main currency. A few thousand years ago, you could have bought a rabbit with only 10 beans. To make a good cup of dark chocolate drink, it took some 5-15 beans easily.

During those times, drinking your money was expensive, for sure!

Some people even used clay to create counterfeit beans.
Though we do promote the use of clay as it is a great detoxifier, with Mushroom Hot Cacaos, you are sure to get 100% real cacao! The scientific name of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao is derived from Greek meaning “food of the gods”. Also, the origin of today’s word “chocolate” dates back thousands of years as it probably came from the Aztec word “xocolātl” which meant “bitter water”.

The real game-changer was when white sugar got mixed in with the chocolate. It wasn’t until the 16th century when the cacao beans had found their way into Europe that people started doing it. This previously medicinal drink started becoming everyday candy available for anybody. Thank God the medicinal properties are still intact when you use it correctly.

WHAT IS UP WITH THESE PRODUCTS?

The Mushroom Hot Cacaos are little powerhouses that you sip like espresso and feel the superhuman powers taking over you.

Individually-packed 6-gram packets of cacao powder, medicinal mushrooms, adaptogenic herbs and spices all in one. These are best when mixed with only about 50-100 ml (2-3 fl oz) of hot water and enjoyed as strong espresso-like drink. To make the drink even more delicious, try a splash of your favourite creamer or a chunk of the best available butter.

• Mushroom Hot Cacao with Reishi contains Reishi, cinnamon and cardamom


• Mushroom Hot Cacao with Cordyceps contains Cordyceps, guarana and cayenne pepper


• Our products are vegan, paleo, and don’t contain additives,gluten, lactose, white sugar or soy. All ingredients are naturally farmed or wildcrafted. No zombies or mutations involved, ever!

WHY CACAO IN THE FIRST PLACE?

To put it simply: it is a tasty way to take your “medicine”!


To put more weight behind it: cacao is by far the most chemically complex food that has ever been studied. It is a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, it works as a delivery system for many other ingredients and, of course, it makes you feel good. Ancient cultures used certain carriers like alcohol and tobacco to make healing herbs more assimilable. Cacao works the same way as an effective delivery system. It contains a compound called theobromine that dilates the capillaries, allowing the other medicinal compounds to enter the bloodstream easier.

AND AGAIN, MORE MUSHROOMS?

It is a plain fact that our favourite medicinal mushrooms restore balance, improve health and increase energy. The most overall beneficial and widely studied mushrooms, Reishi and Cordyceps, are what we wanted people to get more of. What would be a better way to take them than in an enjoyable cacao drink that also enhances their effects.

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