Moon Cycle is so much more than a bakery: it's an experience.
The philosophy behind the Moon Cycle experience permeates in every detail online and offline. Online, you'll find resources that complement their mission to celebrate menstrual health through carefully researched baked goods, and offline, you see the philosophy in the smallest details of each treat's package. In reflecting on Moon Cycle's growth and mission, Founder Devon says:
"What started as a heart-centered gesture has become a company built out of the idea that people deserve to feel heard, seen and gifted during a time of the month that ain't always pretty. A space to shed the stigma + talk about periods as naturally as they occur in our bodies. A community where we can cultivate the belief that it's possible and important to satisfy our cravings and nourish our bodies — that we don't have to give up one for the other."
Of the many Moon Cycle treats, here are my favorites:
the dry mix bundle
You really can't go wrong in picking treats from the bakery, but I recommend starting out with their dry mixes, specifically the "dry mix bundle" which includes:
- 1 Dark Chocolate Truffle Mix
- 1 Cinnamon + Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookie Mix
Unlike more traditional dry mixes where dry ingredients are already mixed, with Moon Cycle the dry ingredients come individually wrapped in their exact portions, taking away the more lengthy measurement process, while preserving the excitement and proper chef-like-thrill of mixing together the individual ingredients.
Both mixes were vegan / dairy-free / gluten-free so totally safe to eat raw (*highly encourage this*). Even as a raw treat they were incredible. I especially appreciated the cinnamon + almond butter oatmeal cookie; everything from the consistency to the smell was incredible. Surprisingly some of the dough made it to cooked-cookie form and it was just as good baked! Very lightweight but thick cookie, giving you the "melts like butter" in your mouth sensation minus the butter.
If you're like me and you've never made chocolate truffles (but have *extensive experience* eating them) Moon Cycle's are the perfect place to start. After only 4 ingredients, and 20 minutes of freezer time later, the final product is a perfectly dense and rich ball of vegan go(o)dness –yes, I put the extra "o" in brackets because it is both good and divine ;)
ingredients for each menstrual cycle phase + symptoms
Want to better understand what could help pesky cramps or bloating? Through Moon Cycle's "Ingredient Library" you can find out which ingredients are helpful during each phase of your cycle. Their library is a well-researched resource where you can filter either a certain phase and/or symptoms and see which ingredients may be your best friend.
-Reviewed by Jasmine