Review and *Giveaway*: Enjoy Life Gluten Free Mega Chunks

REVIEW

I’ve been a big fan of Enjoy Life’s mini chips for awhile now, so when Enjoy Life asked me to review some of their new products, I was more than happy. They shipped me a bag of Mega Chunks – their newest chocolate chip for baking (or just for eating straight outta the bag).

These are dairy, soy, and gluten-free as well as vegan. They’re 75 calories for a tablespoon with 7 grams of sugar. One pack of 10 oz. is $4.99 online. Apparently they’re available everywhere! I had no idea they had so many massive retailers on board to sell these – I am so thankful!

Enjoy Life is great because it’s free of the 8 most-common allergens (wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish) and also free of potatoes, sesame, sulfites, and casein. Also, it’s made in a dedicated facility. And you know how much I love a dedicated facility! They test all products down to 10ppm to ensure they are gluten-free (more extensive than the FDA’s 20ppm standard).

Since they’re not dairy-based chocolate (they’re cane juice, chocolate liquor, and non-dairy cocoa butter), they are definitely a different flavor and texture than regular milk chocolate chips with dairy (milk or milk fat or yumminess as I like to call it).

Non-GFBF loves these things. Then again, he can’t really tell the difference between these and other chocolate. He really likes these, and he likes it more that they are safe and made in a friendly facility. I, however, like real chocolate (and can handle the dairy). I’m not saying that I don’t like these, because I adore the mini chips, but if I’m getting a big chunk of chocolate, I wanted the real thing. But for what this is, I love it. The past 3 times we’ve been to a grocery store we’ve purchased Enjoy Life chocolate chips – and the other day I tried to find a brand that I felt safe buying and just ended up getting some Nestle dark chocolate chips. I ate some and they were just so…milky and melty! I couldn’t describe it, but after not having “real” dairy-based chocolate for a while, they were such a different texture!I don’t know why anyone who is dairy-free would not buy Enjoy Life chocolate!

Ingredients: Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor (Non-Alcoholic), Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter.

Although they’re supposed to be used for baking, we just eat them by the handful if we want something sweet at night without making cookies or getting fro yo. I have a feeling you might not wait for baking with them either. I did however add them to my oatmeal banana cookies and they were a hit!

[ratings wheat=”4.5″]

GIVEAWAY

Now for the details of the giveaway! Win your very own bag of Enjoy LIfe Mega Chunks! (Don’t worry, it’s shipped with a cooler so your chocolate won’t melt!)

PRIZE:

1 bag of Enjoy Life Mega Chunks

WINNER:

1 winner, picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries. 

HOW IT WORKS:

Each person can be entered into our contest only two times – once through the website and once through Facebook. 

  • WEBSITE LOVERS: 1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell us how you would use these Mega Chunks. Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
  • FACEBOOK FRIENDS: 1 additional entry (limit 1 additional entry per person) by liking Facebook.com/celiacandthebeast. NOT A FAN ALREADY? Become a fan of Celiac and the Beast on Facebook, then come back here and comment on THIS post that you became our friend. YOU LIKE US ALREADY? If you’ve already “liked” us on Facebook prior to this contest, post a comment on THIS post that you are already a fan, then tell me about how you’d use this chocolate!

CONTEST ENDS:

WEDNESDAY 6/13 at 5pm PST.

Comments: 13

  1. tanya June 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm Reply

    I would love to try them out in my oatmeal banana bars that i make…i believe it would just add alittle somethin somethin to the already great tasting bar…

  2. V June 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm Reply

    My friend made cookies for me with these and the allergy-free people didn’t even realize that the chocolate wasn’t “normal” so I would make cookies. 🙂

  3. V June 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm Reply

    I have already liked you on Facebook. I might also add these to some muffins, like zucchini muffins. Yum!

  4. Jordan T June 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm Reply

    These look fantastic!!! I Would keep it simple and throw a few in my pure oats for breakfast!

  5. Jordan T June 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm Reply

    Going to Like you on Facebook right now!

  6. Jordan D June 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm Reply

    I would love to add these to some banana soft serve or bake some gluten-free cookies!

  7. Jordan D June 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm Reply

    I’m a facebook fan!

  8. V Demetros June 11, 2012 at 9:39 am Reply

    I would like to say that I would cook with them, but in reality I would probably just eat them 🙂

  9. V Demetros June 11, 2012 at 9:39 am Reply

    Also a FB fan via Gluten Free in AZ.

  10. Markus June 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm Reply

    I would use these to melt and make chocolate dipped berries!

  11. Ted June 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm Reply

    These look great. Love Enjoy Life. We would use these to bake with

  12. Elena V June 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm Reply

    These would be a part of my gluten-free ganache that I’ll put on chocolate shortbread made with oat flour and xanthan gum.
    Oh glory!

  13. Jennifer Collins June 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply

    I would make my dad his favorite chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. He hasn;t been able to have them for years because he is never happy with the dairy free versions of chocolate. Maybe this will change his mind? Here’s to hoping!

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