Fantasy Candies Press Release
Second Draft - Cleveland Clinic Edits/Ganeden Edits
February 1, 2013

Joel Fink, Owner
Fantasy Candies

Fantasy Candies Introduces New Healthy Dark Chocolate Bar

Sweet TruthTM Meets Cleveland Clinic GO! HealthyTM Guidelines

Cleveland, Ohio (February 2, 2013) - Fantasy Candies Chocolate Factory introduces Sweet TruthTM, a healthy dark chocolate consistent with Cleveland Clinic's GO! HealthyTM guidelines. The treat is available in three flavors: cranberry & chia, cinnamon & chia, and roasted almond.

Sweet TruthTM is a dark chocolate in near pure form, made with 72% cocoa solid from the finest cocoa beans. Enjoyed in moderation, the health benefits of cocoa are well known. Studies have shown that the antioxidants found in cocoa increase blood flow, reduce bad cholesterol, help regulate insulin sensitivity for those with type II diabetes, and reduce risk of heart attack and stroke.

In addition to the benefits of cocoa, Sweet TruthTM also contains chia seeds and probiotic cultures. Chia seeds are very high in ALA Omega 3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, potassium, and iron. The probiotic GanedenBC30®, developed by Ganeden Biotech, is a friendly bacteria that helps support digestive and immune health. Sweet TruthTM is also lactose and gluten free.

Joel Fink, owner of Fantasy Candies, has been promoting the health benefits of dark chocolate for years.

Working with Cleveland Clinic to meet their GO! HealthyTM guidelines, Fink adjusted his recipe to ensure that the dried fruit options in Sweet TruthTM are under 2g added sugars and syrups, as well as reducing the sugar in the overall chocolate mix. Sweet Truth meets all GO! HealthyTM guidelines:

  • Less than or equal to 4g of added sugars and syrups
    (for main dishes and desserts; less than 2g for sides)
  • Less than or equal to 4g of saturated fat
    (for main dishes; less than 2g for sides and desserts)
  • Less than or equal to 600mg of sodium
    (for main dishes; less than 480mg for sides and desserts)
  • 0g of trans fat
  • Only 100 percent whole grains

"I always seek perfection with my candies, ensuring they're delicious and creative," Fink explained. "Sweet TruthTM is a delicious dark chocolate bark, not a medicine, but it's wonderful that it offers so many health benefits. It's rewarding that something can taste this great and still be healthy."

For more information about Sweet TruthTM and Fantasy Candies, visit the website at or call (440) 461-4511. The store is located at 5338 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124.