Today I’m reviewing Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies! If you’re gluten-free and don’t know Enjoy Life, you are missing out! I’ve enjoyed several of their products before – Enjoy Life Plentils, Enjoy Life Mega Chunks, and Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola. I’ve always appreciated the fact that they’re FREE OF 8 COMMON ALLERGENS, gluten-free (obviously) and made in a dedicated facility. Don’t you just love not having to worry about anything!
I had the pleasure to receive some sample packs of cookies (thanks Enjoy Life), but I also had an opportunity to try them in Go Picnic snack boxes and at the Gluten Free & Allergen Free Expo in Chicago last year.
There are four flavors of the Crunchy Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Sugar Crisp, and Vanilla Honey Graham.
The Chocolate Chip cookies were great for a crunchy cookie. They weren’t overly sweet, and I like that they feature the dairy-free chocolate chips!
But be careful, with these – and all of the crunchy cookies, make sure you seal them all properly after you open them, as they can get stale and soggy quickly! I recommend a ziplock bag for them – that is, if you can’t finish them all in one sitting!
Ingredients: Flour Mix (White Rice Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Millet Flour), Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Liquor (Non-Alcoholic), Non- Dairy Cocoa Butter), Palm Oil, Evaporated Cane Juice, Brown Pure Cane Sugar, Natural Flavor, Salt, Vanilla, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Rosemary Extract
Not surprisingly, I like the Double Chocolate flavor the most – because I can never get enough chocolate. The cookie isn’t too chocolate-y, not sweet enough to give you a toothache, but sweet enough to satisfy a chocolate craving. Again, they feature the awesome non-dairy chocolate chips.
Ingredients: Flour Mix (White Rice Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Millet Flour), Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Liquor (Non-Alcoholic), Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter), Palm Oil, Brown Pure Cane Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Process Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors, Vanilla, Salt, Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Xanthan Gum, Rosemary Extract
The Vanilla Honey Graham were my least liked of the Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies. Although I love graham crackers, these were more like graham cracker sugar cookie hybrids. They were good, just not my favorite of them. However, when we taste tested these with two non-GF dudes, one of them liked this the best!
Ingredients: Flour Mix (Brown & White Rice Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Millet Flour), Palm Oil, Brown Pure Cane Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, Honey, Natural Flavors, Vanilla, Salt, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Rosemary Extract
We had company over and made a batch of high-end pour over coffee (we’re coffee snobs) and did a cookie-dunking taste test. The Non-GFBF lovingly poured my coffee in my South Beach mug I picked up when I was doing a focus group in Miami – hardeeharhar. Their mugs are both from Intelligentsia – an amazing coffee place from Chicago. We dunked the cookies in the coffee and declared the Sugar Crisp victorious.
The Sugar Crisps were great – a crispy sugar cookie. Now, I like my sugar cookies warm and soft, but these were a great way to have shelf-stable sugar cookies in a hurry! I could even decorate these cookies with icing for the holidays and maybe even pass them off as my own! 🙂
Ingredients: Flour Mix (White Rice Flour, Millet Flour, Buckwheat Flour), Evaporated Cane Juice, Palm Oil, Brown Pure Cane Sugar, Natural Flavor, Salt, Vanilla, Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Xanthan Gum, Rosemary Extract
HOW TO WIN DAY #5′S PRIZE:
TWO BOXES of Enjoy Life crunchy cookies (your choice of flavors) to the winner!
1 winner, picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries. YOU CAN ONLY WIN ONCE DURING THE 12 DAYS OF CELIAC GIVEAWAY. If your name comes up twice, I will re-draw to find another name.
HOW IT WORKS:
Each person can be entered into our contest only once!
- YOUR ONE ENTRY: 1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell us what two flavors of Enjoy Life cookies you’d like to try. Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
Friday December 21st at 5pm PST.