Books & Chocolate = Best pairing in the world

Give a loved one the pleasure of chocolate and the delight of a good book.
 

Book-to-Bar bundle

YES! I want to give a friend or loved one the Book-to-Bar gift set.

You receive:
• A print copy of the mythic fantasy The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree
• The eBook ($9.99 value)
• A bar of dark craft chocolate
• Free bonus gifts

Your Price: 

$24.99

Cookbook & Bar gift set

YES! I want to have this amazing cookbook—and the chocolates that come with it.

You receive:
The Sacred Cookbook ($29.95 value)
• 3 bars of craft chocolate from: Askinosie, Firefly, and Harper Macaw ($23.50 total value)
• Free bonus gifts

Your Price: 

$49.99

Chocolate Triple Threat

YES! I want to indulge in this irresistible triple-pack of craft chocolate.

You receive:
• 3 bars of craft chocolate from: Askinosie, Firefly, and Harper Macaw ($23.50 total value)
• Unexpected visits from family & friends right around dessert time...

Your Price: 

$22.99

Your purchase goes much further than you might imagine. A portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Bio Itzà, an indigenous non profit organization in Guatemala that maintains a local biosphere and the sustainable forest garden methods of the Itzà Maya people. Find out how your money supports the work of Bio Itzà.

Book-to-Bar gift set

YES! I want to give a friend or loved one the Book-to-Bar gift set.

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$24.99
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Chocolate has been famously paired with wine, tea, coffee, cheese, nuts, and fruit—even blended drinks. But never the one thing that stimulates your sense of wonder and imagination: a great book!

Inspired by the phrase bean to bar, Book-to-BarTM is a book paired with a bar of high quality, high flavor craft chocolate.  This Book-to-Bar gift bundle wraps up the mythic fantasy The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree and a bar of melt-in-your-mouth craft chocolate.

Choose one from these single-origin bars: 

• 70% San José del Tambo (Askinosie. Origin: Ecuador)
• 70% Cortés (Askinosie. Origin: Honduras)
• 74% Atlantic Forest (Harper Macaw. Origin: Bahia, Brazil)
• 67% Dark Blend Brazil (Harper Macaw. Origin: Pará & Bahia, Brazil)
• Coconut Cream (Firefly Chocolate. Origin: Belize)
• Maca (Firefly Chocolate. Origin: Belize. Note: contains >12% maca content)
• Spicy Chai (Firefly Chocolate. Origin: Belize)
• Almond & Sea Salt (Firefly Chocolate. Origin: Belize)

Please be sure to indicate in the little drop-down menu (that appears next to the product image) during checkout which flavor you'd like. Or, let us surprise you! Orders without flavor specifications will bundle a randomly selected bar.  

All three chocolate makers source their beans directly from cacao farmers in Central and South America, and give back to their communities and the ecosystems that support their cacao groves.  And don't forget to tell your mom that your purchase also benefits Bio Itzà, a non profit in Guatemala that maintains a forest garden bioreserve!
 
Book-to-Bar bundles are beautiful, unique gift sets. They're just perfect for people who appreciate a good book and a good bar of chocolate. And yes, you should get one for yourself as well!
 
Nothing like this exists, and it's only available through this site and participating chocolate and gift shops.

The Book-to-Bar gift set includes: 

• The mythic fantasy The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree
• The eBook of The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree (in both ePub and mobi formats)
• A bar of chocolate from one of our bean-to-bar chocolate partners

Special bonus gifts 

• Themed screensavers for your desktop and wallpapers for smartphones
• Access to the premium content areas of The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree microsite

After reading almost every book or blog on the subject,
The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree is a strong contender for
the best title in the last 5 years.

— MARK CHRISTIAN, The C-Spot.com

Cookbook & Bar gift set

YES! I want to have this amazing cookbook—and the chocolates that come with it.

Your Price: 

$49.99

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Do you like to cook? Do you appreciate delicious AND healthy food? And... do you like chocolate? We're guessing the answer to all three questions is a resounding YES!

The Sacred Cookbook will take you—and your entire family—on a journey through 32 world cultures to discover sacred recipes. Some may be familiar, some obscure, some associated with sacred ceremony, and utilize ingredients that affect health and healing.


What's included:
• 60 delicious time-tested healing recipes (including vegetarian/allergy friendly)
• Tips on which recipes to use for specific health conditions
• Health benefits of ingredients
• Where to purchase exotic or hard-to-find ingredients
• Beautiful full color photographs of this sacred cuisine
• An exploration into the mythology and ritual that underly these powerful foods

The book has—of course!—a recipe for hot drinking chocolate the old Maya way. To sweeten this gift still further, we're including three bars of some of the highest quality chocolate in the world.  These are bean-to-bar, direct-trade dark chocolate bars from our partners:

Askinosie Chocolate—an established force in the craft chocolate world, they give back to the cacao farmers they work with directly in an amazing way… they not only pay a higher price than Fair Trade market levels, they share their profits with them.  Read more about their practices here.

Firefly Chocolate—this small craft chocolate maker is just north of San Francisco, and works directly with cacao farmers in Central America. Their chocolate is completely vegan and uses coconut sugar instead of refined sugar.

Harper Macaw—a new chocolate company based in Washington DC that sources its cacao beans from farmers in Brazil, and reinvests in the conservation of the rainforest at/near those cacao groves. On top of that, they have some of the most stunning packaging you've ever seen.

The Cookbook & Bar gift set includes: 

The Sacred Cookbook ($29.95 value—publisher's listed price)
• Three bars of dark chocolate, one from each of our chocolate partners ($23.50 combined value)

Special bonus gifts 

• The eBook of The Serpent and the Jaguar, a modern guide to the sacred Mayan Tzolkin calendar ($9.99 value)
• Themed screensavers for your desktop and wallpapers for smartphones

This is a unique middle grade novel that expertly blends magic, science, culture, and ecological awareness. ... a magical world that entertains and educates.

— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Chocolate Triple Threat

YES! I want to indulge in this irresistible triple-pack of craft chocolate.

Your Price: 

$22.99

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Nevermind all those books. Just get the chocolate! No soy, no palm oils, no artificial colors, just pure single-origin cacao, cacao butter, sweetened with coconut sugar or honey.

This Chocolate Triple Threat pack comes beautifully wrapped with a red or natural Raffia ribbon—and the packaging of the chocolates themselves is exquisite.

Best part is, you get to choose the bars—one from each chocolate maker:

Askinosie Chocolate
• 70% San José del Tambo (Origin: Ecuador)
• 70% Cortés (Origin: Honduras)

Harper Macaw
• 74% Atlantic Forest (Origin: Bahia, Brazil)
• 67% Dark Blend Brazil (Origin: Pará & Bahia, Brazil)

Firefly Chocolate
• Coconut Cream (Origin: Belize)
• Maca (Origin: Belize. Note: contains less than 12% maca content)
• Spicy Chai (Origin: Belize)
• Almond & Sea Salt (Origin: Belize)

Please be sure to indicate your choices in the little drop-down menus that appear below the product image when you check out. Or, let us surprise you! Orders without flavor specifications will bundle a randomly selected bar per chocolate maker. 

Here are more details about our partner makers:

Askinosie Chocolate—an established force in the craft chocolate world, they give back to the cacao farmers they work with directly in an amazing way… they not only pay a higher price than Fair Trade market levels, they share their profits with them.  Read more about their practices here.

Harper Macawa new chocolate company based in Washington DC that sources its cacao beans from farmers in Brazil, and reinvests in the conservation of the rainforest at/near those cacao groves. On top of that, they have some of the most stunning packaging you've ever seen.

Firefly Chocolate—this small craft chocolate maker is based just north of San Francisco, and works directly with cacao farmers in Central America. Their chocolate is completely vegan and uses coconut sugar instead of refined sugar.

All three makers source their beans directly from cacao farmers in Central and South America, and give back to their communities and the ecosystems that support their cacao groves. 

And don't forget your purchase also benefits Bio Itzà, a non profit in Guatemala that maintains a forest garden bioreserve!

Thank you, from all of us here at LUCITÀ Publishing. You’re making a direct impact in the lives of not just the craft chocolate makers so passionately committed to making their chocolate the right way, but also the lives of those protecting the lands where cacao comes from.

— Birgitte Rasine, author of The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree