Period Party Reflections

Last night, we had the privilege of co-hosting an intimate event, simply named the Period Party, discussing and celebrating periods, and how we move through the world with our menstrual cycles. We organized this event with Loam Home, a community center and creative...

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The Disclaimer on the Disclaimer (Disclaimer²)

The Disclaimer on the Disclaimer (Disclaimer²)

As you may have noticed while browsing our website, we frequently footnote our pages with the disclaimer “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” We...

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On Love and Science

On Love and Science

We recently read an article on the changing role of placebo in modern medicine, and it inspired us to return to the question of Chica’s impact in a placebo-controlled environment. In this letter, we address the science, history, and emotion that inform the Chica...

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The Makings of Chica

The Makings of Chica

If you know Chica, you know that we craft each truffle with our own hands before we package them up and send them to you. This week, we reflect on this process, and what the cocoa facet of Chica means to us.   Elise: To My River Rat: I am currently in Brooklyn,...

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The Chica Dollar

The Chica Dollar

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?    Elise: Dear Money Maven, As I...

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