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

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

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

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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Learning From the Cancellations

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...

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The Chica Manifesto

Last week, we felt a little lost, so this week we're recollecting ourselves to get back on track. In these letters, we're hashing out the mission behind Chica and what drives us to work for something better every day.  Cassidy: To My Visionary, Last week, we admitted...

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It’s All About the Herbs

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...

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The Menopause Question

Cassidy: To My Networking Nut, I write this from the plane as I jet away from our first honeymoon. Also known as our first business trip. Also known as the chapter in which Colorado College sponsors my flight back from South America for the weekend so we can convince...

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Food for Thought

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.   Elise: Dear My...

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