Thursday, August 4, 2011

{Gluten Free Review} Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies

A few weeks ago Enjoy Life contacted me again to see if I wanted to try one of their newest product lines, an allergen free crunchy cookie. They also have a line of "soft" gluten free, allergen free cookies and to be honest I don't really like most of them. They are a bit too soft, kind of mushy, and the flavor is odd.

So with a bit of hesitation we tried the crunchy cookies. They come in four flavors, Crunchy Sugar Crisp, Double Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, and Vanilla Honey Graham. So far, Michael and I have tried the double chocolate chip and the sugar crisps. Michael loved the double chocolate chip. As a matter of fact, I had two cookies from the box... he ate the rest of them. These have a distinct "oreo" type flavor to them and they are definitely crunchy & crisp. We loved them. The other flavor we've tried are the sugar crisps. I really like these a lot. Michael hasn't tried them because they don't have chocolate in them. However, my vanilla loving self has really enjoyed the crispness and flavor of these cookies. I would definitely buy either of these two flavors. I don't know what the retail prices for the cookies are (most likely, much more expensive than you would pay for a box of Chips Ahoy)... but I'd probably pay up to $5 a box.

These are very tasty cookies, but don't expect health food here. After a gluten free flour mix, the 2nd ingredient in nearly all of these cookies is evaporated cane juice (that sneaky "healthy" name for sugar). The serving size is 2 cookies and they average 110 calories a serving. So be mindful of your serving. I have to say, while I generally could eat a whole box of anything sugary and crunchy, I am satisfied after eating 1 or 2 of these cookies. They have a great crunch and a satisfying sweetness.

A few other products by Enjoy Life that I like quite a bit: their new chocolate granola and their allergen free chocolate chips & chunks!

To make the lawyers happy: These cookies were provided to me free of charge from Enjoy Life for review on my blog. I was not paid or endorsed for this review. My unbiased opinion of these cookies were not in any way influenced by the Enjoy Life company.
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  1. Hey Carrie!

    Great review! It's true what you said - Enjoy Life's (and other brands) cookies tend to be mushy in the effort to be soft.

    I recently tried these new crunchy cookies as well. :) What a nice change from other GF/allergen-free cookies! The Vanilla Honey Graham taste just like real graham flour cookies. Mmm...

  2. I agree with you on the sugar content but we tend to buy Enjoy Life cookies only when our peanut allergic relatives are here. It's nice to be able to have a sweet treat that is safe for all of us.

    The idea of the new crunchy cookies sounds much more appealing and will look for them at Whole Foods today! I'm thinking the Vanilla Honey Graham could be a great base for s'mores with homemade marshmallows.

  3. Nice review! I find that the crispy cookies are easier to find (and enjoy) than the soft least for me!


  4. Lindsey - thank you so much for commenting! I've been SAVING those honey grahams! can't wait to try them!

    Chacha - That's so sweet of you to get these for your peanut allergic relatives! GOod on you! Those grahams WOULD be good for smores! YUM!

    Brooke - thank you!! I agree, I like the crispy MUCH more than the soft!