Hey! I'm David 👋
I'm a passionate snacker, who used to struggle with binge snacking sugary sweets.
Snacking on sweets gives me a sense of elation as if I was floating in the depths of outer space, but after consuming sugary snacks I found myself sleeping poorly, gaining weight and feeling sluggish!
Rewind to April 2020!
I was confined to a small NYC apartment, playing copious amounts of video games late into the night, pounding chocolate - which had terrible impact on my sleep and led to weight gain as I wasn't using the energy.
That's when I realized I had to create something better—snacks that met my sweet tooth barometer, but didn't use excessive added sugars!
Into the Kitchen!
I refused to use any added sugars and definitely wanted to avoid using any artificial sweeteners like aspartame or sucralose. And after further testing and research I additionally decided to opt against sugar alcohols like erythritol or maltitol! (More on the Cons Sugar Alcohols)
So I jumped into the kitchen and after numerous setbacks and a number of inedible batches, I found the perfect combination of ingredients!
After 18 months of development, Nebula launched on Thanksgiving Day 2021 with two outta-this-world delicious chocolate bars!
One Dark Chocolate and the other an Oat Milk Chocolate!
A Tough First Year!
However, it wasn't as smooth sailing as I had hoped for Nebula out the gate.
I encountered a number of obstacles, including a costly bad logistics/shipping partnership, my co-manufacturer improperly wrapping the dark chocolate bars (pic is me awake at 4am manually heat sealing wrappers for a wholesale order) and a 2022 summer shut down due to melting chocolate!
After breaking up with the logistics partner, I focused on local retail stores and wholesale partnerships and Nebula landed on shelves around town in our HQ of Austin, TX!
And after a few more months, the bars SOLD OUT!
However, during that year - I listened to a lot of snacker and customer feedback about the chocolate and decided that I needed to make some changes.
In that first year, I heard two primary requests from snackers:
1. Smaller snack size chocolates
2. More exciting flavors to complement the chocolate
So, I went back to the drawing board, spoke to over 80 new co-manufacturers, asked customers for flavor requests and am now excited to be re-launching Nebula 2.0 in August of 2023!
Nebula is re-launching with all new Zero Sugar Added Chocolate Bites and Zero Sugar Chocolate Chips!
There will three flavors of the bites:
1. Red Razz
2. Buttery Pecan
3. Double Chocolate Crunch
...as well as two types of chips for your zero sugar bakes or toppings:
1. Zero Sugar Dark Chocolate Chips
2. Zero Sugar White Chocolate Chips!