Meet Chica’s Relaunch

Happy Spring! I am delighted to launch into this new Yang season with the premiere of Chica’s new product offering! 

What Are the Changes to Chica?

🥺 Let’s get the bad news out of the way first… in March we phased out our truffles. I know this is the Chica that we have all known and loved. (We have tattoos of the Chica truffle!) However, producing truffles by hand, and shipping all times of the year, was becoming an unsustainable endeavor. Plus, our new offering will offer benefits and ease for you!

😋 We are still committed to Chica being a delicious treat that you actually crave. Chica will now be a creamy chocolate ganache that you eat by the spoonful (or in a smoothie / coffee). 

🥥 The main ingredients of Chica are still organic chocolate, coconut milk, coconut cream, and coconut sugar; paired with our high quality Chinese herbs.

🍯 The dosing of Chica for periods will stay similar. Before, we gave you a box of chocolate for one period, now you will have one jar of creamy chocolate for each period.

🌹 Name change! OG Chica Chocolate, our first offering to support your period, will be known in its new form as Chica Align.

What Are the Benefits for You?

🔥 This new form of Chica can’t melt! Which means, you don’t have to stress about being home for delivery during the warmer months, and we can pass on the savings of lower shipping expenses.

💸 Chica is more affordable! With less demanding labor and cheaper shipping all year round, we are so excited to offer you lower prices on your Chica.

✈️ Chica will be shelf-stable until opened. This makes Chica easier to travel with, though we still encourage you to keep Chica in a fridge after opening.

☕️ Chica fits more seamlessly into your rituals. Many of you have asked how to include Chica into your morning coffee or smoothie. Our new creamy, scoop-able offering makes it super simple to boost your routines with Chica.

Wait! Can I Get More Truffles?

No. Final truffle shipments are only available to our active subscribers for their April renewals.

As always, thank you so much for your support! You mean the world to us. If you have any questions or feedback, please reply to this email.

💖 Elise

Co-Founder & CEO


Fungus & Root

Scierotium Poriae Cocos / Fu Ling / 茯苓 Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos / Fu Shen / 茯神

Poria calms the heart and soothes nerves, helping with anxiety and insomnia. Additionally, Poria drains dampness, an excess of moisture that the body collects in the wrong places and makes us feel heavy and fatigued (hello moodiness).

Chinese Salvia


Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae / Dan Shen / 丹參

Salvia root nourishes the blood and heart, and calms the spirit. Salvia works with Schisandra and Zizyphus in Chica Chill to help relieve insomnia.



Radix Rehmanniae Preparata / Sheng Di Huang / 熟地黄

Rehmannia root is your Yin nourisher, supporting calm and cold in your system. With its additional ability to help cool blood, increase fluids, and clear heart fire; Rehmannia is a star herb for soothing and preventing heat flashes.

Polygala / Thin-Leaf Milkwort


Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae / Yuan Zhi / 元志

Polygala root nourishes the Heart, and helps soothe nerves and restlessness.

Schisandra / Chinese Magnolia


Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis / Wu Wei Zi / 五味子

Schisandra berry is famous for featuring all five flavors of Traditional Chinese Medicine: bitter, sweet, salty, sour, hot. This means that Schisandra is completely energetically balanced, promoting overall health and vitality. Schisandra helps relieve night sweats, insomnia, and hormonal imbalances. Schisandra is also rich in antioxidants that are thought to protect from free radicals and other toxins in the environment that may cause cellular damage. 

Platycodon / Balloon Flower


Radix Platycodi / Jie Geng / 桔梗

Platycodon root is a neutral balancing herb, meaning it is not especially Yin or Yang. Platycodon is nourishing for the lungs, which in TCM, is the organ that supports Qi and fluid flow throughout the body.

Scrophularia / Figwort


Radix Scrophulariae / Xuan Shen / 玄參

Scrophularia root nourishes Yin, drains fire, and cools the blood. Scrophularia is particularly soothing for irritability.

Ophiopogon / Dwarf Lilyturf


Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici / Mai Men Dong / 麦门冬

Ophiopogon tuber works with Asparagus to nourish Yin and clear heat throughout the system. These plants also provide moisture and relieve restlessness.



Radix Stemonae / Bai Bu / 百部

Stemona root is a balancing herb in the Chica Chill formula. Stemona is nourishing for the lungs, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is the organ that supports Qi and fluid flow throughout the body.



Radix Glycyrrhizae / Gan Cao / 甘草

Licorice acts as a unifier, balancing the formula and amplifying the properties of the other herbs.

Zizyphus / Sour Jujube


Semen Zizyphi Spinosae / Suan Zao Ren / 酸枣仁

Zizyphus seed nourishes the heart and calms the spirit. Zizyphus helps relieve insomnia, irritability, and anxiety.



Radix Ginseng / Ren Shen / 人参

Ginseng root, one of the most famous herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is known for its ability to strengthen Qi and support life vitality. Ginseng nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit, helping reduce anxiety and insomnia.

Acorus / Grassleaf Sweetflag


Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii / Shi Chang Pu / 石菖蒲

Acorus helps relieve internal heat and is a favorite herb for reducing frequent insomnia.

Eucommia / Chinese Rubber Tree


Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis / Du Zhong / 杜仲

Eucommia bark balances the Chica Chill formula by offering Yang properties. Eucommia is also nourishing for the heart, and has been featured in research in Western medicine for its ability to help lower blood pressure.

Angelica / Dong Quai


Radix Angelicae Sinensis / Dong Quai / 当归

Angelica root is sometimes described as the “female ginseng,” due to its fame for supporting a healthy and regular menstrual cycle. Angelica root strengthens blood and energizes circulation. In Chica Chill, Angelica root balances the herbal formula with its Yang properties.

Biota / Arborvitae


Semen Platycladi / Bai Zi Ren / 柏子仁

Biota seed benefits memory and promotes restful sleep by nourishing the heart and calming the spirit.

Chinese Asparagus


Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis / Tian Men Dong / 天门冬

Asparagus root works with Ophiopogon to nourish Yin and clear heat throughout the system. These plants also provide moisture and relieve restlessness.

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