The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree (Book) +
a Jaguar Tree Cacao (70% Bar)
ABOUT THIS BOOK: Page Count, 332
Author: Birgitte Rasine
Max Hammond has a life other science-obsessed boys his age only dream of: he travels the world with his bee researcher dad and science writer mom.
When the Hammond family arrives in Guatemala to study the enigmatic stingless bees of the Maya, Max meets Itzel, a young Maya girl who introduces him to the magic and wonders of rainforest gardens and animal spirit guides. It’s a world that transforms the meaning of all the science Max has ever learned—but its magic is not always benevolent.
One night, Itzel takes Max to an ancient cacao tree tended in secret deep in the jungle by an elite group of Elders. Neither Max nor Itzel are prepared for the forces they unleash when they open the pods of the sacred tree, forces that turn everything they know about the history of cacao upside down, threaten the past and future of the world’s most desirable food, and, worse still, awaken two mythic beasts guarding the very DNA of cacao.
Naive Theobromaz Jaguar Tree Cacao 70%
Since prehistoric times, Jaguar cacao has been used for food as well as ritual purposes. Naive gave this unique and distinctive bean a little smoky and spicy twist with this signature recipe.
Sometimes referred to the ""brain bean"" (considering its physical look as well as incredibly healthy, dietary properties), Jaguar cacao is not theobroma cacao but rather theobroma bicolor, a different genus of the theobroma family. Domantas took the brainy looking beans and immersed them in chocolate, along with a little smoked paprika.
TASTING: spice, smoke, fruits
CACAO ORIGIN: Unspecified, Wild
MADE IN LITHUANIA
INGREDIENTS: wild jaguar cacao, white cacao, cane sugar, cacao butter, smoked paprika, sea salt