Thursday, June 16, 2011

Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola

I have always believed that it’s okay to have chocolate for breakfast, and apparently Enjoy Life agrees. They sent me a sample of their new Chocolate Crunch Granola to review.

As with all Enjoy Life products they are free of the top eight allergens and gluten, and made in a dedicated facility. I think it’s fair to say that Enjoy Life makes some of the safest products around for those with food allergies.

This granola uses the famous Enjoy Life mini-chips, combining them with brown rice flakes, other rice-based ingredients, flaxseed, sweeteners, and oils. It’s surprisingly crunchy, given that there are no nuts. It’s not low-calorie (180 calories per ½ cup) or low-sugar (11g per serving), but it is a great treat for breakfast.

I tried mine with hemp milk, which added a bit of a nutty taste, and like most chocolate cereals, the milk took on a chocolate milk taste after a minute or so. While I liked it as a cereal, I think this granola makes an even better treat eaten dry. Try mixing it with raisins and dried fruit for a trail mix. It would also make a great addition to a school lunch box for snack!

Have you tried it yet? What do you think?


Jennifer said...

We tried it and loved it as well! Lol, I should say Em tried it and I got a taste;) She ate it all up bc it was so good....ate it like cereal just with Lactaid. Awesome company !

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

It sounds good to me! I love this kind of stuff on my dessert oats or over ice cream (well my dairy free stuff). Great review! I'll definitely check it out!

Mary said...

Does Enjoy Life still use sunflower seeds and oil? My son is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, and sunflower, so Enjoy Life has become off limits for us, sadly.

Colette said...

Mary, I checked, and yes, that product does contain sunflower oil.

Anonymous said...

@ Mary - yes, sunflower is still a frequent ingredient for us. We're sorry to hear that you aren't able to use our products! We'd love to retain you as a customer, but as much as we try, it's impossible for us to eliminate all potential allergens from our products. We are always looking for suggestions and substitutes though, so we'll certainly keep your comments in mind, as we continue to work on our products.

- Alina
Marketing Associate
Enjoy Life Foods