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Why is my React App not displaying when I serve an index.html file with Express to Heroku?

I am trying to deploy my MERN app to Heroku. When I push to Heroku, I am able to type my endpoints into the URL to ‘get’ data. However, the main page of the app is not displaying my react app components. I am using Express to send my index.html file from /frontend/build (which is my react app).

EDIT: I found my issue but don’t know how to solve it. In my deployed Heroku app, I am getting errors in the console saying “Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token ‘<‘” for chunk.js. It seems that Chunk.js is coming in as an HTML file instead of a JS file. I do not know how to change this. I was thinking to modify webpack, but I don’t have a webpack file because I used create-react-app.

Here is my routes.js file:

const app = express()
const path = require('path'); 

app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, 'frontend', 'build')))

module.exports = function(app, db) {

    app.get('/categories', (req, res) => {
        const categories = {
            "categories": ["Gas", "Dining", "Groceries", "Online Shopping", "Travel", "Other"],
            "cardtype": ["Visa", "Amex", "Mastercard", "Discover"],
            "interest": [1,1.5,2,2.5,3,3.5,4,4.5,5,5.5,6]

    app.get('*', (req, res) => {
        res.sendFile(path.join(__dirname, 'frontend', 'build','index.html'))

My package.json File in Frontend

  "name": "frontend",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "homepage": "",
  "private": true,
  "engines": {
    "npm": "6.13.4",
    "node": "12.15.0"
  "dependencies": {
    "@testing-library/jest-dom": "^4.2.4",
    "@testing-library/react": "^9.3.2",
    "@testing-library/user-event": "^7.1.2",
    "bootstrap": "^4.4.1",
    "react": "^16.13.1",
    "react-bootstrap": "^1.0.0",
    "react-dom": "^16.13.1",
    "react-router-dom": "^5.1.2",
    "react-scripts": "3.4.1"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "react-scripts start",
    "build": "react-scripts build",
    "test": "react-scripts test",
    "eject": "react-scripts eject",
    "stop": "taskkill -F -IM node.exe"
  "eslintConfig": {
    "extends": "react-app"
  "browserslist": {
    "production": [
      "not dead",
      "not op_mini all"
    "development": [
      "last 1 chrome version",
      "last 1 firefox version",
      "last 1 safari version"
  "devDependencies": {
    "@babel/preset-env": "^7.9.5"

The Errors I am getting in console
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Chunk.js files
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File Directory
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My chunk.js main file for local build
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