OUR MISSION: TO HELP YOU HAVE A HAPPIER, MORE DELICIOUS PERIOD WHILE NOURISHING YOUR MENSTRUAL HEALTH.
At Chica, we infuse high quality chocolate truffles with a Chinese herbal formula chosen to promote hormone balance and ease your cycle.
We deliver every box directly to your door, making it easy and delicious to love your period, every day of the month!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Chica targets the root of challenging period symptoms by providing the support your body needs for natural hormone balancing mechanisms to function optimally. Chica customers have reported improvements in mood swings, PMS, cramps, acne, and enjoy a more regular blood flow, all of which are markers of a healthier cycle.
What is the secret of Chica? An herbal formula inherited from ancient tradition. Here's the star-studded cast of our powerful formula:
Bupleurum root (chai hu/柴胡), angelica root (dang gui/当归), white peony root (bai shao/白芍), white atractylodes (bai zhu/白术), poria (fu ling/茯苓), honey fried licorice root (zhi gan cao/炙甘草), mint (bo he/薄荷), and ginger (shen jiang/生姜).
LET THE CHICAS SPEAK
“I've had moderate to severe cramps since I was a teenager, and a whole host of other challenges with my moon. This was the first cycle that I remember when I didn't have to take ibuprofen for cramps and migraines with my moon. I still had cramps, but they were almost unnoticeable and they never set in with the mind-numbing pain and distraction they usually do. Hoping this isn't a fluke because it's AMAZING!” - A happy Chica
“I love Chica Chocolates, I have noticed a significant difference in my mood and my cramps. I am happy and calm, and cramps that have been crippling before are barely there! I've already recommended to others, I will definitely continue using Chica Chocolate.” - A happy Chica
“For the first few months of taking Chica Chocolates I didn't see much of a difference, but for the past 2 cycles, now I'm at the 5 month mark, my flow is lighter, my cramps are less intense for less time, and my skin looks great! One of the best parts of CC is how delicious they are, so I eat them in the evenings during PMS instead of junk!” - A happy Chica
“Since eating Chica Chocolate I have zero pms symptoms, and noticeably fewer during my period.” - A happy Chica
“My skin did actually really clear up last month. Even though I don’t bleed my birth control doesn’t stop the hormonal stuff, and I usually break out. YOU’RE REALLY UPPING MY HOTNESS.” - A happy Chica
“Chica Chocolate has made a significant difference in how I live with my period. I don’t feel debilitated for days out of the month, I feel like myself. I have recommended this to friends and I will continue to.” - A happy Chica
“I've noticed a huge difference in the effects of my period since starting Chica Chocolates, it's fantastic.” - A happy Chica
“I usually know when I'm about to "come on" because I get an upset stomach. For the past two months my period has taken me by surprise because I didn't have the usual symptoms. The chocolates are delicious and have been a pleasure to eat every day.” - A happy Chica
“You're TOTALLY changing my experience of cramps - from being immobilized to barely there!” - A happy Chica
THE CHICA MANIFESTO: Periods should be treated with the respect they deserve, so that everyone who bleeds can feel like themselves every day of the month. We want all menstruators to have access to a hormone-supportive option for addressing their period symptoms.
We started Chica because we were frustrated by the lack of natural options available to help us feel better during our periods. We didn’t hate our periods, but as full-time students busy juggling jobs, friends, hobbies, exercise; our periods were exhausting, annoying, and sometimes debilitating. We discovered that taking the herbs in Chica balanced our cycles, eased our symptoms, and allowed us to love our periods without suppressing them.
Elise & Cassidy
THE CHICA BLOG
Catch up on our letters between cofounders as we reflect on starting Chica, periods, and current events.
Cassidy reflects on the protests she witnessed while living in Chile, while Elise struggles to reach for the mission this week.
This week's letter focuses on Chica's role as a conscious consumer. We are dropping an old supplier, investigating new ones, and expanding on our understanding of our placement within the capitalist framework. What's new with you?
Last week, we talked about the importance of learning from our customers. But learning from our customers doesn’t just mean listening, it means converting that knowledge into something actionable. So we’re returning to the “menopause question,” and the request for a late-cycle version of Chica.
Hello and welcome back from hiatus! No, not you, you didn't go anywhere. Just talking to ourselves about our blogging habits. We're back with a BTS look of the ups and downs of running a subscription business, with some included bonus features on what we've learned since we last saw you.
Happy Monday, earthlings. This week, we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming with a brief update on the latest: we are young and dumb! And we are so grateful for our Chica community as it grows with us.
Are you confused as hell by our herbs? Still don’t get the hype about hormone balance? That’s ok. This week, we’re trying to translate Traditional Chinese Medicine terminology into a language that is more accessible from a Western perspective: the language of vitamins! And bioactives! And chemical constituents! Ok, this is getting confusing again. Stay tuned.
What's up, menstruators & company! This week, we're investigating the medical legacy that has contributed to the invalidation of menstrual pain and dearth of realistic remedies for menstrual health. Hold on to your tampons, it's gonna be a wild ride.
This week, we're getting real about our relationship to food, and how we envision a better version of ourselves and our uteri when we are eating well. Please read with caution if you have or are currently struggling with an eating disorder.
Welcome back, Chicas! This week, we're talking vagina health, and how we maintain ours. Do you have a self-care routine for your vagina?
This week we've got Vday questions and some sexy answers! Does chocolate really boost our romance? What can Chica do for you this Valentine's Day? (Image: by Ryan McGinley)
Today we delve into the nebulous and exciting realm of the tampon! Or, more generally, the evolution of menstrual products. We can guarantee that this is just the tip of the iceberg, so stay tuned for more.
Hello are you tired of hearing us talk about ourselves yet? We are. That’s why, this week, we’re transitioning into something a little different: we’re going to talk about our exploration into the world of period education. Did you know that menstrual blood has been used as a form of revolution?
We're back! This week, we're preparing for Book Club. The Chica chicks really dig reading, and if you have suggestions, please send them our way!
Happy New Year! Are you tired of answering questions about your resolutions? Frustrated with your 2017? Find your escape by reading about ours. We don't have our 2018 planned yet either.
Happy holiday season from Chica HQ! Are you ushering in 2018 with a better period? This week, we follow up on our “shark week” story, with some more perspective.
Welcome to Shark Week Chicas! You know how we’re always blabbing about destigmatizing periods? Wondering when that is gonna happen? This week, we’re getting dirty. Let’s talk about blood blood blood—it’s time for BATTLE. (A content warning for those of you that might find this topic uncomfortable. But we encourage you to read on for delightfully juicy content!)
In this week’s letter, we talk about what it is like to be a full-time student while also running a business.
This is not, by the way, a research paper. If you want to learn more about net neutrality, what it is, and how you can get involved in protecting it, we’re not the experts. But we promised to share what’s on our minds, and right now, this is it. (Thumbnail Image: Recipes for Self Love)
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