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Super-Immunity: Chocolate and Mushrooms

September 26, 2013

Chocolate and Mushrooms                       Buy Immuno Mushroom NOW

A few years ago, on the back of the Mexican 100 peso note*, you could see chocolate recipes represented vertically and iconically next to the seated Xochipilli, Aztec lord of flowers and god of cacao. If you look carefully, you can see that these icons appear in a vertical row next to Xochipilli’s right hand. One of the key icons is a circle with a dot in its center. This is the Aztec symbol for chocolate (cacao beans) mixed with mushrooms. When I first learned of this in 2004, the idea of Sacred Chocolate’s Immuno-Mushroom was born; although it would be years before this extraordinary bar was actually physically created and made available to you.

Although we may think that the mixing of chocolate and mushrooms together is something new, it is as ancient as herbalism. For example, Gordon Wasson (who was during his time the world’s greatest mycologist) journeyed to Mexico in 1955 in search of the fabled “magic” mushroom (teonanacatl), he finally found it — being served by shamaness Maria Sabina in a chocolate drink!

Medicinal mushrooms have been gaining in popularity due to the extraordinary scientific work of numerous mycologists around the planet, including my friend Paul Stamets. This body of scientific research (the most extensive in all of herbalism) indicates the medicinal mushrooms are immunologically-friendly, a great source of energy, protein, and carbohydrates, and are nourishing to nearly all organ systems including the liver, digestive system, and brain. I have been so personally inspired by medicinal mushrooms that I wrote a book about my favorite: chaga**.

And what better way to deliver the extraordinary qualities of medicinal mushrooms than through chocolate! So we invite you enjoy Sacred Chocolate’s Immuno-Mushroom chocolate bar and discover what herbalists having been telling us for centuries: “The best way to deliver herbs and be sure that we’ll continue using them is to put them in chocolate.”

— Lord Cacao

*The art on the Mexican 100 peso note has since been changed.

**Chaga: King of the Medicinal, published by North Atlantic Books (2012)

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