Unreal’s motto is: made good – share good. The young brothers, Nicky aged 20 and Kris aged 23, wanted to create chocolate treats they weren’t able to eat growing up but without all the chemicals, additives, and fake food flavors. They felt their dream was “unreal” but after hours and hours in the kitchen, they created some amazing tasting chocolate.
The company has several vegan chocolate products including the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems, and Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems. All products are non-GMO verified with sustainable, fair-trade, organic ingredients. You won’t find any artificial anything in these vegan chocolates and all chocolate snacks are gluten-free.
Because I love the peanut butter and chocolate combination (I mean, it’s sort of like a marriage made in heaven), I decided to give the Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups a whirl after buying them from Amazon.
Taste Experience – 10 out of 10
These vegan dark chocolate peanut butter cups are 100x better than the mainstream non-vegan Reese’s peanut butter cups and a much more practical snacking size than Justin’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. They are more shallow in size but slightly larger than the diameter of a circle and provide the perfect chocolate hit.
I find that in most peanut butter cups, the “peanut butter” is both dry and powdery or just doesn’t taste like peanut butter. In the vegan Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, the creamy peanut butter spills out of the hard shell. I appreciated this even if some of it dripped out after my first bite.
The decadent peanut butter and chocolate combination is irresistible. The fair trade chocolate is dark, rich, and smooth without being overly sweet. The salty peanut butter hugs the inside to complement the hard shell.
These Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are what vegan chocolate dreams are made of. Literally these gems are my new favorite post dinner chocolate fix. The high quality, rich taste is “unreal” and unlike any other chocolate treat out there, vegan or not. I highly encourage you to support this growing company by buying chocolate you can feel good about.
Nutrition – 7 out of 10
Here’s the jist: the Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are still a dessert to be consumed in moderation BUT the ingredients are clean, natural, non-GMO, and whole foods you should feel good about indulging in. There is 80 calories in one vegan dark chocolate peanut butter cup with 50 of those calories coming from fat. You will find six total grams of fat with two and a half grams being saturated fat from the organic palm oil. The nutrition and taste forward company does not use any source of trans fat, which is unusual compared to most “processed” snack treats. The decadent vegan treat is low in sodium with 40 milligrams of sodium per serving and even has a gram of fiber from the plant-based ingredients. Most desserts, vegan or conventional, are packed with excessive added sugars. This is not the case with Unreal’s Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. The delicious dessert has only five grams of sugar compared to a traditional one ounce chocolate chip cookie with over ten grams of sugar.
It’s likely to believe that the vegan dark chocolate peanut butter cups have a substantial amount of antioxidants from the dark chocolate but these mixed compounds are often not able to be measured which is in part why you will not see any micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) on the label of Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. However, functional foods like dark chocolate are difficult to assess and always keep in mind that a healthy diet is also one in which you honor your cravings and foods you enjoy. Life should taste good and food should make you feel good. Feel good about purchasing Unreal Vegan Chocolate.
The Non-Vegan Review – 9.5 out of 10
People of the interwebs (and the carrot slaying vegans), it’s time to upgrade your game. Yes, Reese Peanut Butter cups are good, damn good if you ask me, but we’re adults now. We’re not drinking two buck chuck or Arbor Mist anymore, so why are we still eating kids candy? Exactly. Time to upgrade your game. These Unreal peanut butter cups are made with fine dark chocolate and the best peanut butter found on the planet. Platter these up at your next loft mixer with a couple of bottles of Bordeaux and you’ll be called “Unreal”. Non-vegan husband out.
Here’s the thing, Reese Peanut Butter Cups were one of my childhood favorites that I swore off until these plant-based, vegan, and totally dreamy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Unreal arrived into my world. The chocolate is ultra-dark and decadent without being overly sweet or bitter and the peanut butter is the perfect creamy salty balance to the hard chocolate. Basically, if you love the chocolate peanut butter taste combination and you’re looking for cleaner plant-based ingredients; check out Unreal’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups on Amazon! You will need more than one bag.