Don’t let these incredible gifts melt away!

Get the Book-to-Bar gift set, the Cookbook & Bar gift set, or the cacao Coloring Book.
 

Book-to-Bar bundle

YES! I want the Book-to-Bar gift set to share with my family or to give as a unique gift to my friends and loved ones.

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 the ancient healing recipes in The Sacred Cookbook and three bean-to-bar chocolate bars.

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

Regular Price: 

$49.99

Your Price: 

$45.00

The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree Coloring Book

YES! I want to be one of the first people to get this gorgeous coloring book for my kids... my friends and loved ones... or for me!

You receive:
• The coloring book hot off the presses in Summer 2017
• A free set of color-in bookmarks
• Free bonus gift

Pre-order today!

Your Price: 

$16.95

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 the Book-to-Bar gift set to share with my family or to give as a unique gift to my friends and loved ones.

Your Price: 

$24.99
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!

Introducing Book-to-BarTM. Inspired by the phrase bean to bar, “Book-to-Bar” is a book paired with a bar of high quality, high flavor craft chocolate.  Our first 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 among 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 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 the holidays, especially for your loved ones, friends and colleagues 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 your smartphone
• 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 the ancient healing recipes in The Sacred Cookbook and three bean-to-bar chocolate bars.

Regular Price: 

$49.99

Your Price: 

$45.00

10% OFF REGULAR PRICE

Shrouded in myth and ritual, the origin of food is a treasure trove of enchantment, delight, and wellness. Each ingredient in the ancient healing foods of our ancestors was part of a sacred puzzle. Recipes were infused with prayer and gratitude which gave these foods an almost alchemical power. Food was not just food. Food was treated as medicine and celebrated as a means of divine connection.

In The Sacred Cookbook, you will learn how to make many of these recipes... from 32 cultures all over the world. Some will be familiar, some obscure, some associated with sacred ceremony, and most 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. And to get you started with experiencing some of the highest quality chocolate in the world, we're including three bars of bean-to-bar, direct trade dark chocolate 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)
• 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 your smartphone

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

The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree Coloring Book

YES! I want to be one of the first people to get this gorgeous coloring book for my kids... my friends and loved ones... or for me!

Your Price: 

$16.95
This gorgeous coloring book is the companion to the mythic fantasy The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree. Meet—and color in—all your favorite characters from the story, plus numerous historical moments and facts about the pollination, growing and making of chocolate:

• Explore ancient cacao trade routes in Mesoamerica
• Sit down at a cacao ceremony circle
• Celebrate cacao with goddess Ix Chel and rain god Chaak
• See how cacao beans are ground on a metate the old Maya way
• Follow the path of the pollinators and watch a cacao flower turn into a cacao pod
• Discover all the bizarre ingredients Europeans used to mix into chocolate...
...and much, much more!

There is so much to color and explore in these pages, beautifully illustrated by Luba Rasine-Ortoleva, the same artist who created the stunning cover of the book.

Want to see a sampler? Click here!

The Coloring Book pre-order package includes: 
The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree Coloring Book, due for release in Summer 2017
• The eBook of The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree (in both ePub and mobi formats)
• Access to the premium content areas of The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree microsite
 
Special bonus gifts 
• A set of color-in bookmarks—once the coloring book releases, this free pre-order gift offer will expire.
• Themed screensavers for your desktop and wallpapers for your smartphone

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