The sweet folks at Enjoy Life (yes…pun intended) were kind enough to send me a few samples of their new line of decadent chewy bars. I’d seen them in glossy magazine ads and have been more than a little anxious to try them myself and now I can share my review with you!
Before I go into much detail about the product review, I do have to brag on Enjoy Life Foods. Aside from some simply fabulous products like their crunchy cookies and trail mix, my absolute favorite thing about this company is their commitment to those individuals with food allergies and intolerances. Did you know that ALL of their foods are made gluten-free and are free of the eight most common allergens (wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish plus sesame and sulfites)? You won’t find many companies who are quite this accommodating! For this reason, Enjoy Life is one of my favorite food allergy friendly companies to support…because they support the food allergy community!
On to the product review…We taste-tested all four “decadent” bar flavors: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate SunButter, Cinnamon Bun, and S’mores.
Across the board, the bars were satisfyingly chewy and rich and the icing drizzle across the top definitely lived up to it’s name of “decadent.” My son, who has multiple food allergies, loved these bars so much they became his go-to snack for school, snack on the run, or snack just because. :) Even my daughter, who does not have food allergies, loved these bars. It was a ginormous hit with my kiddos and their hands down favorite flavors were Chocolate SunButter and S’mores.
Now, I’ll offer full disclosure here, because I aim to be 100% honest with my readers in all my product reviews. I’m not a huge chewy bar fan…doesn’t matter the company or the flavor. I’ve felt this way about chewy bars since before being diagnosed with celiac disease. So, in all honesty, I didn’t love the bars like my kids did, but in this case, it was not a reflection on the company but simply my own texture issues. With that said, I have to say I was surprisingly a little partial to the Chocolate SunButter flavor.
Bottom Line: My kids loved the bars and it is most likely something we will keep stocked in the pantry. I’m glad my kids like the bars and I’m thrilled they are produced be a devoted food allergy champion like Enjoy Life Foods!