I was the recent recipient of 4 complimentary packages of Enjoy Life Foods New Crunchy Cookies and while I did not personally sample them (I avoid all grains and cane sugar), my guys had a lot of fun “working” on my behalf…it’s a tough job, ya know!
I really like Enjoy Life Foods, they are one of the few companies whose products I feel safe feeding my food allergic family, and they make some great tasting products, most of which you’d never know were free of so many allergens.
Some of our favorites are the Perky’s Crunchy Flax Cereal (a wonderful cereal option for those who are gluten-free and also have corn and rice allergies), Boom Choco Boom Bars (these make great dairy-free S’mores and I also use them to make Dairy-Free Buckeyes). Last but not least, I’d be lost without Enjoy Life’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and their new Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks, which are an essential ingredient in my Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Egg-Free “Toll House” Chocolate Chip Cookies! I also have a recipe coming soon for homemade “Cookie Dough Larabars” which Luke just loves.
All of Enjoy Life Foods products are certified gluten free, and are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. They are also free of the Top 8 allergens: they contain NO wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish (nor do they contain casein, sesame, potato or sulfites).
And I have great news for my fellow corn allergy sufferers! According to Alina over at Enjoy Life Foods:
All of our products, except for 2 of the Boom Choco Boom bars are actually corn free. Although the xanthan gum does have a corn alcohol base, it is processed in such a way that all corn proteins are removed and our products are tolerated by most corn allergic people. (You can read more about the xanthan gum on ELF’s website by clicking here and the salt they use is not iodized, so it does not contain any corn or corn byproducts, WOOT!).
The Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies earned a position of high esteem with my husband who thinks they are as delicious as Glow Gluten Free Cookies. Mike has really missed having the Glow cookies in our pantry – and in his cereal bowl – ever since Luke was diagnosed with an egg allergy a year ago (you can read my review of Glow from 2009 here), so he is over the moon for Enjoy Life’s new product addition.
Mike: I could honestly eat the whole bag. From what I can remember, it tastes like a Chips Ahoy (even though it’s double chocolate). I don’t know how the heck they did this without dairy.
Sam: Really good, Luke will freak over this cookie.
Mike: Flavor’s fine but I think this batch may have been baked a tad bit too long, there was a slight “burnt” undertone. All the flavor’s there, maybe just a minute too long in the oven.
Sam: This is really good, just the right amount of chocolate for me!
Mike: A little snickerdoodle-ish, very subtle though. It’s not a sugar cookie like you would imagine a sugar cookie, but still very good. Frankly, this would be a good sort of generic entertaining type box of cookies, especially for those who don’t like chocolate or peanut butter.
Luke: They need some chocolate mommy (ooohh…I bet these could be great dipped in some melted dairy-free chocolate!)
Mike: This is my favorite, hands down. I’ve never had a cookie like this, the flavor combination is something that the big food manufacturers need to be aware of, it would be a massive money maker…as is, allergen-free. It tastes like something I’ve had before and the first thing that comes to mind is some kind of breakfast cereal but I can’t place it.
Sam & Luke: We didn’t get to try this one, dad ate them all.
Well, there ya have it. The Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies were all very well received in the Kelly household and have earned the “official” Sam and Luke Seal of Approval!
Want more opinions? Be sure to check out the following reviews from a few of my fellow bloggers:
Please Don’t Pass The Nuts (a.k.a. Allergic Girl)
Would you like to try some for yourself?
**This giveaway is now closed**
Enjoy Life Foods has kindly offered to give three of my readers their choice of 2 boxes of Crunchy Cookies! To enter for a chance to win this giveaway:
Leave a comment telling me your all-time favorite cookie flavor.
Bonus Entry Opportunities (strictly optional but should you decide to do any, please leave a separate comment for each task you complete or your bonus entries will not be counted…each comment is automatically assigned a number in WordPress and this is what the random number generator uses to pick the winners).
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- Spin around in a circle and quack like a duck (just kidding).
I will announce the 3 winners on Monday, September 26, 2011. Good Luck!
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