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UNREAL is the unjunked food company founded by two teenage brothers on a mission to unjunk the world.

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What does “unjunked™” mean?

UNREAL™ is starting with candy, because it’s the worst offender when it comes to “junk” – corn syrup, hydrogenated fats, GMOs, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. To “unjunk” means to replace all these ingredients with real cane sugar, real milk, more peanuts, and twice the cacao.

What makes UNREAL™ products unique?

Our candies contain no artificial flavors, preservatives or hormones; no GMO’s (genetically modified organisms); no hydrogenated oils; and no corn syrup. Instead, we use real sugar, natural oils, and real milk.

Does UNREAL™ use any corn syrup?

Nope. In fact, our candies are 100% corn-free. No corn syrup, no corn oil, no corn in anything we make.

What’s UNREAL™ candy look like?

Like candy. Since the colors are vegetable based not synthetic, they are different from your typical technicolor candies, but still bright and appealing.

Here are the candy coated chocolates:

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Chocolate 101

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Several types of chocolate can be distinguished. Pure, unsweetened chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining chocolate with sugar!

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White chocolate is formed from a mixture of sugar, cocoa butter and milk solids. Although its texture is similar to that of milk and dark chocolate, it does not contain any cocoa solids. Because of this, many countries do not consider white chocolate as chocolate at all.

Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to the cacao mixture. Dark chocolate requires a 15% concentration of chocolate liquor. European rules specify a minimum of 35% cocoa solids.

Semisweet chocolate is a dark chocolate with low sugar content.

Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor to which some sugar (typically a third), more cocoa butter, vanilla and sometimes lecithin have been added. It has less sugar and more liquor than semisweet chocolate, but the two are interchangeable in baking.

Unsweetened chocolate is pure chocolate liquor, also known as bitter or baking chocolate. It is pure chocolate: the pure, ground, roasted chocolate beans impart a strong, deep chocolate flavor.

Raw chocolate, often referred to as raw cacao, is always dark and a minimum of 75% cacao. Because the act of processing results in the loss of certain vitamins and minerals (such as magnesium), some consider raw cacao to be a more nutritious form of chocolate

New Trends in Chocolate

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As consumers continue to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle, they are beginning to influence manufacturers to develop ‘better for you’ confections with healthier ingredients! Experts do believe that the next large trend in confections will include new healthy confection options.

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You may have recently noticed new types of enhanced chocolate treats. It seems like everyone is embracing the potential health benefits of higher cacao content bars!

At Chex, we feature Vosges 72% Super Dark Bars that are combined with super foods! These bars include ingredients which promote everything from healthy hair and skin to heart health! These bars are delicious!

A Brief History of Chocolate

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Did you know that chocolate as a food can be traced back all the way until Pre-Columbian times? The first people known to have made chocolate were the ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America. The Mayans and Aztecs mixed ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy, frothy drink.
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It wasn’t until 1847 until England produced the first “eating chocolate,” but was not popular due to its bitter taste.

In 1874, a Swiss man named Daniel Peter experimented with the many mixtures and tried to perfect the balanced chocolate flavor. He eventually stumbled upon the abundant product-milk! This discovery changed everything and soon after chocolate was accepted quickly and enthusiastically.

Today, chocolate is still traditionally made with milk. Although you can find many variations and flavors in chocolate, many still prefer it at its simplest form.

Six Reasons Dark Chocolate is Beneficial to Your Health

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Attention chocolate lovers: recent discoveries conclude the various benefits of the delicious treat. Although you may profit from these benefits below, remember that this indulgent snack is high in fat!
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1 .Dark chocolate is good for your heart

It’s been proves that by eating a small amount of dark chocolate two to three times a week can help to lower your blood pressure, improve blood flow, and help prevent arteriosclerosis.

2. Dark Chocolate is good for your brain

Did you know that dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain and to the heart? This improves cognitive functions and reduces the risk of a stroke.

3. Dark chocolate helps control blood sugar

It can help keep blood vessels healthy and your circulation in check to protect against type II diabetes!

4. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants

This stuff is loaded with antioxidants, helping your body to be free of radicals that cause damage to cells. They also protect you from various types of cancer and slow down the signs of aging.

5. Dark chocolate contains theobromine

We call know that certain sweets can cause damage to our teeth and weaken our enamel. Well, dark chocolate can actually do the exact opposite. It contains theobromine which actually lowers your risk of getting cavities if you practice good dental hygiene.

6. Dark chocolate is high in vitamins and minerals

Potassium, copper, magnesium and iron are just a few of the many minerals and vitamins found in dark chocolate. These protect against anemia, type II diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease!