Enjoy Life Foods whole purpose (they say) is, "making smile good foods that keep people's insides happy too." Their foods are gluten free and made without 8 of the most common food allergens. But Enjoy Life, I have to tell you, my tummy was not smiling at your Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, nor did it smile with the Caramel Apple Bars! Nevertheless, although I don't have any food allergies, I love the fact that your company is t-r-y-i-n-g to make "taste good" foods for people with food allergies, and I want to help spread the word about your foods ... if only I can find something good to eat. With that quest in mind (and a $1.00 off coupon to boot), I tried Enjoy Life Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies ... because I have never met a snickedoodle that I did not like.
I was certainly reluctant to see just how these little guys would hold up. At first glance I thought, "okay ... these seem pretty dense, soft and moist". Then I took a bite it and it was just as I thought - soft and chewy. BUT, there is still that grainy/floury texture like with the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Caramel Apple Bars. The flavor is actually pretty good (and quite sweet), but you are liable to be too distracted by the texture to even notice. These are better than the chocolate chip ones in my opinion though.
Each 28 gram serving of Enjoy Life Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies (2 baby cookies) provides 130 calories, 7% of the daily value for total fat but no saturated fat, 5% of the DV for sodium, 2 grams of fiber (8% of the DV), 14 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
Enjoy Life Foods makes products that are free of 8 of the most common food allergens. I have no food allergies or anything else causing a restriction upon my diet, however, when a sweet sample lady at the grocery store offered me two - $1.00 off coupons and a sample of Enjoy Life Soft Baked Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, I got caught up in it all. The sample was very small and I must confess did not leave a favorable impression on me, but I decided that I would buy the regular size of another flavor to see if my opinion would be different (not to mention that I am a sucker for coupons). I picked up the Enjoy Life Soft and Chewy Caramel Apple Bars and let's just say, I was left with the same disappointed feeling.
The 110 calorie bar is extremely dense. The flavor is more apple than caramel and just about perfectly sweet. The texture is a bit crumbly and dry, while being moist at the same time - it's almost cookie like, until some "hard bits" come through and get stuck in your teeth. Not to mention, there is a slight powdery, "stereotypical health food" taste that is unavoidable. The off-putting texture outweighs the pleasant flavor in my opinion.
Each 28 gram Enjoy Life Caramel Apple Snack Bar provides 110 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat, 4% of the daily value for sodium, 2 grams of fiber (8% of the DV), 8 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.