CACAO PASTE (Ecuador) Certified Organic 454g / 1 lb

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GY cacao paste is made from the highly prized Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional bean (aka cacao Arriba, or cacao Nacional). Arriba is a fine flavoured bean characterized by fruity and floral notes, and unique to Ecuador. Our paste is certified organic, Rainforest Alliance certified, common allergen-free, non GMO, naturally vegan and delicious!

The beans are hand-selected, fermented and dried to perfection. The skins are removed from the dried bean (aka winnowed) then ground into a liquid, tempered, cooled into a solid form and kibbled for ease of use. Our cacao is lab tested, clean and pure, never “Dutched” nor treated with toxic chemicals. GY cacao paste is low temperature processed from start to finish to maximize quality and taste while maintaining nutritional integrity.

Our farmers harvest fully mature ripened pods from trees grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil. The plantation from which we source is known for their high quality low cadmium fine flavour cacao. Our supplier has developed and implemented the Native Cacao Farming Initiative, which is an ongoing free education and training program for the cacao harvesters and processors. It is important to us that the Ecuadorians responsible for supplying us our unique cacao are well taken care of; we believe in people over profits. We lab test each lot of raw materials to ensure our high standards are met or exceeded. 

Did you know?

  • Cacao may be naturally mood boosting.
  • Cacao may be a natural energy enhancer, aphrodisiac and natural appetite suppressant.
  • Cacao is a good source of magnesium and other plant derived nutrients.
  • So much more...

Food safety is of primary importance and we are happy to share with you that our Ecuadorian partner holds the following certifications; Organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certified, ISO 9001:2015, GMP, BRC Certified.  Further steps have been taken to ensure the cacao is non-irradiated and common allergen-free.

Suggested use:  GY cacao paste is ideal for making and adding to hot beverages (hot cocoa, coffee, chaga tea, elixirs.) smoothies, trail mix, desserts and other chocolate creations. Try making your own dark chocolate bar, truffles or bark (+nuts, seeds & dried fruit). Cacao paste is every similar to baking chocolate- it melts like chocolate and is 100% cacao so do not expect it to taste sweet (:

Ingredients: *Cacao paste (aka cacao liquor).

*Certified Organic by ECOCERT Canada

1.00 LBS

15 Reviews

  • 5
    I have been using cacao paste for many years and I believe this is one of the most flavorful that I have had. Good price and fast delivery.

    Published by Freda Wasson on 7th Jun 2024

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  • 5
    Cacao paste WOW!

    Published by Tamara on 8th Aug 2022

    Can’t wait to use this to make my homemade vegan chocolate! I personally love the natural bitter taste of cacao chocolate with no sugar! I personally like to either avoid the sugar all together or keep it really low for my boys!

  • 5
    Real damn fine quality

    Published by Melanie Sakowski on 10th May 2021

    Not knowing much about cacao, my friend gave me a piece to try and honestly even the smell was quality-evident. I eat a hunk straight up with salt before training and I feel energy from inside myself- and I don’t do the “woowoo” stuff of any trends— this is quality.

  • 4
    New favourite

    Published by Unknown on 25th Oct 2020

    A friend has cacao connections in Colombia, and talked about cacao paste awesomeness. So I went looking in Canada, and found Giddy Yo's product from Ecuador, another cacaoland. All the goodness of authentic minimally processed cacao with no sugar added - works great for me, a new feel good treat. Bitter and gorgeous (my husband who grew up on Mars bars and such cannot eat it, so all mine).

  • 5
    So tasty!

    Published by Anne on 30th Jun 2020

    I use chunks of cacao paste to make my morning hot chocolate, and this one is the best I've tried so far. The flavour is rich and luxurious!

  • 5
    Best raw Cacao

    Published by Unknown on 12th Dec 2019

    Awesome Cacao I recommend it Thank you

  • 5
    Perfect Cacao

    Published by Unknown on 28th Aug 2019

    The nutrition facts along with other labelling, such as organic, vegan, gluten free, etc, and unprocessed Cacao indicates that this product is best for me. I purchased one package in store four month ago; since then I have regularly purchased minimum one package every month.

  • 5
    Versatile and tasteful product :)

    Published by kate on 26th Apr 2018

    I tried it like that. Just eat it. Try it, you'll see! Also for hot caco. Hot water, with or without some maple syrup, and drop a chunk of paste, let it melt, and enjoy! Was also popular in different versions, such as with cashew or sunflower seeds butter, or a little warm (not cooked!) and placed over a few drops of maple syrup and with a pinch of sea salt on it, or dipped in coconut mana, or in pieces on the top of a smoothie or others .... well, what can I say, all the versions were popular :) Because the main ingredient is just wonders!

  • 5

    Published by Marjorie Cullen on 29th Aug 2017


  • 5
    I use Giddy YoYo Cacao Paste to make tasty hot chocolate!

    Published by Marjorie on 4th Jul 2017

    I use Giddy YoYo Cacao Paste to make tasty hot chocolate!

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