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Criollo Chuncho - Cuzco, Perú

In the central south of the Peruvian Amazon, between the regions of Vraem and Cuzco, in the heart of the ancient Inca Kingdom are beautiful cacao plantations surrounded by tropical forests. These plantations date back to the imperial era, and produce very special cacao, special in flavour and medicinal content. House of Theobroma is excited to offer the Cuzco strain to our cacao community.

Criollo Chuncho - Cuzco, Perú

SKU: 003
  • Product Description

    Cuzco Chuncho cacao is a premium variety of cacao beans originating from the Cuzco region in Perú. Known for its exceptional quality and unique flavour profile, this cacao is highly regarded by chocolate enthusiasts and professionals alike.



    Chuncho cacao has a long history in the Cuzco region, where it has been cultivated for centuries. The name "Chuncho" refers to the indigenous people who traditionally grew and harvested this cacao. The region's favourable climate, rich soil, and dedication to traditional farming methods have contributed to the distinct characteristics of this cacao.



    Cuzco Chuncho cacao has gained a remarkable reputation in the world of fine chocolate. It is renowned for its exceptional flavour and aromatic qualities. Chocolate made from Chuncho cacao is often praised for its complexity, with a harmonious blend of fruity, floral, and earthy tones.



    The flavour profile of Chuncho cacao is known for its fruity and floral notes, often reminiscent of red berries, citrus, and tropical fruits. It also exhibits subtle earthy undertones and a velvety smoothness. These flavour notes combine to create a delightful and well balanced chocolate experience.



    Chuncho cacao is rich in antioxidants, essential minerals such as magnesium, iron, and zinc. Cacao can contribute to detox, improved mood, increased energy levels, and has potential cardiovascular benefits.


    Cuzco Chuncho cacao represents a remarkable blend of history, reputation, and flavour excellence. Its unique characteristics make it a prized ingredient for artisanal chocolates, desserts, and beverages, providing a truly indulgent and satisfying culinary experience.

    • Ethically and ecologically sourced from Perú, our ceremonial cacao is made with fairness and sustainability in mind.

    • Theobroma cacao, known as the 'Food of the Gods,' is rich in nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants.

    • With magnesium and theobromine, cacao supports natural focus and relaxation without any caffeine.

    • Crafted with care and affection, our 100% pure ritual cacao is made with respect and love.

    • Made from the finest Peruvian Criollo cacao beans, our cacao is rare and offers a rich taste experience.

    • Cacao positively influences the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline.

    • Our ceremonial cacao enhances vitality of both body and spirit.

    • 100% unsweetened, vegan, and organic.


    To enjoy a delicious hot drink, use approximately 20g of ceremonial cacao. For a more intense uplifting effect, experience a ceremonial dose by using 50g of cacao. This dose can bring about a mild euphoria and feelings of love. Our ceremonial cacao preserves the nutrients of the beans to maximise these effects.

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