“Mommy, can we test the Enjoy Life cookies?” Meatball asked this question every day until, quite sadly, I had to say, “There aren’t any left.” I almost felt like we needed a moment of silence, they were that good!
Enjoy Life Foods sent us four boxes of their new crunchy cookies to taste test. Dr. J now recognizes their label! He wanted to taste test the Double Chocolate first, and of course this chocoholic mommy did not protest!
Remember, Enjoy Life Foods products are free of the top 8 food allergens. Could that kind of product make a double chocolate cookie that tastes “real”?
Um, YES! My mouth waited for the rice aftertaste, but it couldn’t find one. Enjoy Life Foods created a chocolate taste on par with homemade, and the crunch satisfied! The boys loved them, as you can see, but I was elated! I confess I hid the rest of the box and saved them for me, though guilt did kick in later and I shared one more with them, ha!
Now, it would have been very easy to gorge ourselves and eat all four boxes at once, but I needed to test these cookies on a non gluten- and dairy-free eater…Daddy! The next night we had another taste test, this time trying two cookies: Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Honey Graham. Again the boys loved them! And Daddy? My pickiest taste tester of all things allergy-friendly? What was his verdict?
Good! He preferred the chocolate chip, but said the Vanilla Honey Graham was decent. There’s an ever-so-slight after taste to the graham cookies, but Meatball didn’t seem to mind!
If you’ve been counting, there is one more flavor left–Sugar Crisp. Now, I grew up with a Type 1 diabetic mom. The sugar cookies she made were reduced sugar, and I loved them. Most other sugar cookies were always too sweet for me. I figured this would be the case as well, and Daddy and Meatball would get the bulk of the sugar cookies.
Wrong! When I bit into my first Sugar Crisp, I was amazed. There was a buttery flavor to it. I grabbed the box–was there some mistake? Was dairy hidden there and somehow Enjoy Life Foods missed it, marketed it wrong? What were the ingredients? How did they get that flavor?
I don’t know! But there’s still no dairy in there! The Sugar Crisp had just the right sweetness, and of course the same satisfying crunch. I ate a lot of them. At first Dr. J didn’t want them because they looked a whole lot like another sugar cookie he had tried and not liked. I asked him to please try a bite, and of course he didn’t like them. However, after two days of watching Mommy and Meatball eat them, he finally gave them another taste, and was quite happy to consume some himself!
I think we can happily say Enjoy Life Foods Crunchy Cookies will definitely be a back up plan for when Mommy forgot to make cookies and we need to take a treat somewhere. My flavor preferences in order were: Double Chocolate, Chocolate Chip and Sugar Crisp tied (seriously, who would have thought!), and finally the Vanilla Honey Graham. Some of you will be able to find them in your local allergy-friendly grocery stores now, and some of you will need to be watching (and ASKING) for them as Enjoy Life Foods continues to get them into the market. You all have my permission to eat two Double Chocolate cookies when you get them–one for you, and one for me!
Enjoy Life Foods sent us their Crunchy Cookies for taste testing and honest review. All opinions, and cookie crumbs in the keyboard, are my own. You can learn more about these cookies and their other new products here at their website. I also want to thank them for donating crunchy cookies to our Southeast Michigan Spectrum Moms family picnic in May. If you’d like to read what we thought of their Mega Chocolate Chunks, you can click here for that review.