Friday, March 25, 2011

Enjoy Life Foods-Cookies and Chocolate Bars

A while back Enjoy Life Foods sent us some soft baked cookies and Chocó Boom Bars to try out.  Seeing as there are a few children in the school my kids attend with severe food allergies, I’m always very careful about what I pack in their lunch bags.  I know that I am good to go sending them with any product made by this wonderful company. 
Here is some great information about Enjoy Life Foods products;
-All products are gluten free and allergy friendly
-All products are free of the top 8 allergens; wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish
-Most Enjoy Life Food products are also free of potatoes, sesame, sulphites and casein
-All products are tested down to 10 parts per million to ensure that they are gluten free
-Products contain no artificial ingredients, trans fats or GMO’s (genetically modified ingredients)
-Enjoy Life Food suppliers are required to complete non-contamination certificates
-The facility where the food is made is a dedicated nut and gluten free facility
Enjoy Life Foods carries such food items as soft baked cookies, chewy granola bars, chocolate bars/baking chips, cereal, granola, trail mixes and bagels.  To see my review of the trail mixes, click here.
As a family of 4 who are blessed to be (food) allergy free, I myself do not have to worry about what we eat, but if one of my children did have allergies or sensitivities, the Enjoy Life Products would sure make me feel at peace about what I was feeding them.  On to our thoughts and opinions!
The Cookies
DD-soft and fluffy
Me-nice ginger flavour, liked the sugar dusting, least grainy in consistency of the 3
DS-wasn’t sure about the “bite” (I think he meant the ginger)
DH-not bad, but not my favourite
Oatmeal Raisin
DD-didn’t try these because she doesn’t like raisins
DS-found the raisins too “hard”
DH-good, chewy, nice for a quick snack, best of the 3 flavours
Me-Liked the dense texture, but agree with DS in that the raisins were hard
DD-Soft, chocolaty, LOVED them
Me-full chocolate flavour, but a very grainy, almost sand-like texture
DH-not a huge brownie fan, but pretty good for a cookie
DS-liked these best, Mom, can you buy more of these!
The Chocolate Bars
I have to be honest here in that I pretty much hoarded these bars.  The only reason DD had any at all was because she happened to be with me when I opened the box.  LOL  My favourite of the 3 was hands down the dairy-free rice milk with crispy rice.IMG_4377 
I adore crispy rice in my chocolate!  Next up was the dairy-free rice milk bar.IMG_4376   This was my least fave.  I felt like I was almost straining to get the chocolate taste out of this bar.  This is the one I split with DD and she really liked it.  Said she couldn’t tell the difference between it and “real” chocolate.  The dark chocolate bar was very tasty, IMO and didn’t last very long at all. IMG_4378
I would most definitely buy the crispy rice bar and dark bar again.  I would not, however, purchase the plain one.  These bars are a nice size; not too big, but a decent portion.  Again, perfect for kids lunch boxes! 
So tell me, have you tried any of the above products?  Is your family allergy sensitive where you would need to purchase gluten free goods?  Hope you enjoyed this review!!
Bye for now!!


  1. I'd love to try these now. Great review!

  2. I haven't tried any of their products but have wanted to...they're just a tad bit too expensive for my taste. Those Snickerdoodle cookies are calling my name, though!

  3. I have NOT tried these yet, but they sound awesome! I love love that they're gluten free and allergy friendly. I'm always looking for new bars- so I'd probably give those a go first. Thanks for the awesome review!

  4. Excellent reviews!! I've tried them all :)

  5. I really enjoyed these cookies for the most part..I was a huge fan of the snickerdoodle, although I thought it tasted a bit more like a gingersnap!


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