PMSing Never Tasted This Good.

 

If you are a person that possesses a uterus, you most likely understand the obnoxious struggle of PMSing. The cramps, the bloating, the mood swings… I’m sure thinking about that time of the month just makes you want to cringe and cry. What if I told you I had a solution? EVEN BETTER… what if I told you that solution is C H O C O L A T E. Yes, you read that correctly, CHOCOLATES.

This week, I met up with one of the co-founders of Chica Chocolate, the delicious, chinese herb infused chocolate truffles that help sooth and improve your PMS symptoms. Elise, a physics major at CU Boulder, and her business partner Cassidy Lam, a senior at Colorado College, met in their seventh grade gym class; little did they know they would become business partners in college.

Cassidy’s father, Marco Lam is an experienced acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist who began selling herbal infused chocolate to help people who experienced pms symptoms at his clinic Mandala Clinic in Boulder. Cassidy and Elise soon realized that this was a product that is not only enjoyable but could potentially help hundreds of people. With some help from Mr. Lam’s expertise and testing several prototypes, the genius idea of Chica Chocolate was born.

If you’re wondering what’s the catch.. THERE IS NONE. Amazing, right?

 

By eating just two chocolate truffles a day the week leading up to the start of your bleeding, your symptoms will magically be carried away into oblivion.  Actually, as stated by the co-founders, “the herbs nourish the liver and spleen, both organs essential to hormones levels in our bodies.” So not only are you getting a sweet treat to fulfill your body’s chocolate cravings, but you’re taking extra care of your body when it needs a little extra lovin’.

Here are a few things you MUST know about Chica Chocolate:

 

The herbs used are crushed into a powder form which is later mixed with chocolate and coconut milk and finally made into a truffle.

Fun Fact: these truffles are made in a professional chocolate kitchen by Elise and Cassidy!

Some of the chinese herbs included are: mint, ginger, licorice root, and bupleurum root!

 

They are completely safe to take if you are on birth control.

 

You can get your very own subscription to get a sweet treat every month! Turn the dreaded days before your period into sweet, chocolatey heaven by subscribing!

62% of customers saw a positive impact on their cycle by the first month

 

By the second month, 93% of customers were experiencing reduced negative period symptoms.

Along with your subscription, you’ll get a little thank you message and a phone number and email which you can call if you need to rant, cry or celebrate your periods.

 

In the future, Elise and Cassidy hope to see their company grow to be nation wide and reach about 10k + subscribers; furthermore, they want to expand Chica to be an educational program. These young entrepreneurs want to raise awareness and educate people across the country on periods while providing the support we all need during that time of the month.

Everyone at Chica want all of our readers to know that Chica Chocolate is not just about making your periods easier, it’s about learning to “love your period.”

 

If you’re interested in trying Chica Chocolate, you can find them in the links down below:

Instagram: @chicachocolatechicks

Website: chicachocolate.com

Email: [email protected]

A special thank you to Elise Morgan and Cassidy Lam for their time and for making our periods easier! And thank you to Amelia Eskenazi and Katie Ginsburg for the amazing pictures.

 

That’s all for now ladies! Until next time…

XOXO, Grey