Nestlé and a local woman-owned company are launching a brand new chocolate bar

Ms.Moxie’s Moonshop/Photo courtesy of Laura Plaia for Zebra Press

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Strength, courage, determination and energy are the premise behind the founding of Ms. Moxie’s moonshop, owned career nurse and entrepreneur Ann Il.

Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ile will be launching a brand new PMS chocolate, bloomprepared by Nestle Chocolate Company. This recent marriage to Nestle is an exciting highlight of the four-month-old store, which offers many other brands of heritage chocolates.

Ms.Moxie’s Moonshop/Photo courtesy of Laura Plaia for Zebra Press

The newly developed bloom Milk chocolate with soothing herbs and hints of caramel and ginger relieves PMS spasms and promotes relaxation. Be among the very first to taste and see the design of the chocolate that will be available in the special event space inside Mrs. Moxie’s. Even Carlos, the nestle Food scientist, will be there to greet people!

Ms.Moxie’s Moonshop/Photo courtesy of Laura Plaia for Zebra Press

Ile states that this is the only shop for periods in the country. “Everyone loves the place and they can talk about anything” as they come in and discuss any topic related to women’s and girls’ bodies. Topics that were once hushed up or considered taboo to discuss openly are now at the heart of the store’s existence. The store has become a safe place to expand knowledge and network with others.

Ile’s offers a wide range of eco-conscious, eco-friendly products made by companies that are all owned by women. Many favorite items include menstrual cups, organic cotton period panties, sanitary pads, vulva balms, first bras, postpartum and perimenopausal products, as well as a wide range of books, candles and gifts for people of all ages.

As stated on Ms. Moxie’s house side: “We have made it our mission to destigmatize menstruation and menopause and remove taboos. We believe it is no longer acceptable for women and girls to feel shame, intimidation and embarrassment when purchasing feminine hygiene products. We strive to provide you with an educational, fun and personalized shopping experience. We want to raise awareness that period poverty exists in our society and we are committed to donating to those in need.”

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