I hate to live up to all the stereotypes about how women behave during that time of the month — but honestly, when PMS hits me, I really do want to plow through bags of chips or pans of brownies. (Aside from, you know, getting overly emotional, too.) It’s like an invisible magnetic pull that drags me toward carbs almost against my will.
Enter, Moon Cycle Bakery, an innovative company that will ship care packages filled with brownie treats to your door — right at the start of your period.
According to the founders, Moon Cycle Bakery operates from a period tracking app that you download to your iPhone or Android, and is “the first ever period tracker with an e-commerce element.”
Here’s how it works: Each month, you track your period, pick the package of goodies you’d like, and confirm your order. You can change up your treat of choice whenever you’d like or skip a month (free of charge). You can also make one-time orders straight from the app, and receive notifications when you’re about to enter into the point in your cycle when cravings are kicked up a notch, and when your package is about to ship.
I gotta say, the whole thing is pretty brilliant. Period-tracking apps that can help predict your menstrual cycle have been around for a few years now, and are definitely a lifesaver for lots of women. (Especially if you’re anything like me, and tend to be the last one to pick up on the fact that you’re PMSing — just ask my poor husband!) But a tracker that tells the bakery exactly when to ship you a WHOLE BOX of brownies. Genius!
The clever folks at Moon Cycle Bakery explain how this all fits in with their core beliefs over on their website, where they write:
“The days of resenting our cycle are over. We want your Moon Cycle treat to serve as a quiet reminder for you to celebrate the art of being a woman, rather than wish it away. Because at the end of the day, you deserve to rest, replenish, and recognize the moon dust that lives inside of your bones.”
With decadent flavors like matcha coconut bites, raspberry black bean brownies with primrose (fancy!), and chocolate cup sweetened with ginger and honey, it might actually be hard to decide what to order.
No worries, though: You can choose from three basic subscriptions. The “full moon” allows you to mix and match three treats for $30. The “half moon” gives you the option of “one for now and one later – or both, at the same (no judgment)!” for a cool $23. Or the “crescent moon,” which is one treat for $15.
I’ll have one of everything, please …