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Alofa Essentials Pack - AU

Alofa Essentials Pack - AU

Regular price $99.99 AUD
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Shipping & Returns

Australia: 3-4 business days

New Zealand: After NZ customs repeatedly blocking our deliveries (for unstated reasons), our delivery partner Amazon now refuses to send to NZ. We are working to rectify the situation but unfortunately we can not currently deliver to NZ. Sorry for the inconvenience!

United States: 14 - 28 days

Returns: Our policy lasts 30 days. Read more here.

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If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund your entire purchase amount within 30 days. NO questions asked. after trying it, just send it back to us in the original packaging and we'll refund your money. See our refund policy for more details.

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FAQs

How long does last?

If pure cacao is stored well in a cool dry place, in an airtight container, it does not go bad for a long time (up to 18 months). Although, the flavour and quality of koko (cacao) does tend to decrease after a couple of months. It’s usually the added dairy that makes drinking cocoa go bad, which Koko Samoa in its pure form doesn’t have. That’s why we put a shorter “use by date” because we want our customers to experience their cacao at its best.

How to tell if your cacao (Koko) has gone bad, rotten or spoiled?

Many people look at the colour of the Koko however that’s not always an accurate sign. Cacao that is rich in cacao butter (like the Koko from Samoa) tends to get a marbled effect when exposed to air but that is usually the cacao butter drying to a different colour than the actual cacao grind. Cacao that has dark sections and light sections doesn’t necessarily mean it has aged too long. 

If the cocoa has remained dry and looks to be free of mould, then your sense of taste is the best way to tell if it is still good. When cacao is no longer good, the chocolatey taste tends to disappear.

Are your very different to the classic?

You'll be glad to know it is mostly the same, with nothing additional added. The two differences are:

1) Once turned into a paste, our Koko Samoa has been 'set' into smaller serving sizes and/or powders so you don't have to cut and scrape the big blocks of koko. So the shape is different (purely a visual thing).

2) There is less pegu koko (grits) in ours as we grind the koko to a finer level to get a more chocolatey flavour

Do you ship to outside Australia, and what condition does the package arrive in?

Yes! We ship orders to Australia and the USA. Our carrier partner is Amazon, so you can expect the best of the best.

Does our Koko Samoa have the chewy bits (Pegu Koko)?

We make our Koko Samoa Drinks to be as convenient as possible, so we do get the Koko much finer than normal. So it dissolves quicker in hot water without too much effort and stirring. There are little to no bits to chew (pegu koko).

Does cacao (koko) have caffeine?

Cacao has something similar to caffeine in it called theobromine, and the effects can be similar. Caffeine and theobromine are both alkaloids. Cacao beans usually contain about 1% theobromine. Like caffeine, theobromine blocks adenosine receptors, increasing alertness but isn’t as potent as caffeine. Theobromine has also been identified as one of the compounds contributing to chocolate's reputation as an aphrodisiac.