Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Enjoy Life Foods Decadent Bar Review- free from common allergens

I recently posted about the types of foods I'm eating as part of an elimination diet for my baby's eczema.  I'm avoiding eggs, dairy, soy, wheat, and nuts (still eating fish and shellfish as allergies to these primarily affect adults). While I have been trying to make most of my foods from scratch, there are times when I just need a quick snack fix.  I found a company called Enjoy Life Foods that makes different snacks and ingredients which are free from the top eight food allergens.  I was really excited to see that Enjoy Life Foods had a nice selection of snack bars to choose from and they also have free recipes.  Enjoy Life foods is eco-conscious and is a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil so you can rest assured that your snacks are healthy, allergen-free, and not endangering wildlife. 

With working full-time, I needed to have some food options that were easy to transport and kept me away from the temptation of the vending machine (now all off limits because of food allergens). It seemed to be most challenging to control my food cravings at work because I was surrounded by delicious foods and if I didn't bring enough snacks I was hungry before the end of the day.  I knew I needed to get some staple snack items that could keep me filled and satisfy cravings for foods containing allergenic ingredients.



I visited my local Whole Foods store and stocked up on two types of snack bars from Enjoy Life Foods.  They even sold a variety of dairy-free chocolate chips, but I resisted purchasing them knowing they would be gone in a few handfuls!  The first two snack bars I tried were the SunButter® Crunch and the Cocoa Loco.  I really liked both bars and I found the price to be very comparable to other granola/snack bars I usually purchase.  The SunButter® Crunch bar has a hint of peanut butter flavor (but contains no peanuts) and a nice crisped rice crunch.  The Cocoa Loco bars are also delicious and are a great chocolate fix.  The company recently released some new Decadent bars that were not yet available at my local Whole Foods store.  Enjoy Life Foods sent me four packages of the Decadent bars to try in S’mores, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate SunButter®, and Cinnamon Bun.  These sell for $5.29 for a package of 5 bars.  While they are slightly more expensive than the SunButter® Crunch and Cocoa Loco bars, these bars are bigger and packed with a lot of flavor: definitely worth a small price increase. 


It was really hard for me to pick a favorite out of the four Decadent snack bars I received.  I found the S'mores and Chocolate SunButter® to be perfect for satisfying a chocolate craving.  However, I loved the intense flavor packed into the Cherry Cobbler and Cinnamon Bun bars.  I really like the texture of these bars.  They are all very moist and soft, but they also have a slight crispy crunch from puffed rice.  It's an absolutely delicious combination and it's hard to believe these bars are allergen free. 


If you purchase the bars online you can get free shipping over $49 and also receive a volume discount.  I was really impressed with the shipping from Enjoy Life Foods.  Our sample package arrived in a "pizza box" style packaging that displayed the products beautifully and prevented the products from becoming damaged during shipment.


You can try Enjoy Life Foods Decadent bars and receive 10% off your order by using coupon code DECBLOG10 at checkout.

Enjoy Life foods provided the Decadent bars for me to sample and review.  This review reflects my honest opinions about these products.

2 comments:

  1. That diet sounds challenging, but these look (and sound) delicious. I don't have a limited diet, but I might need to try some.

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  2. These snack bars sound pretty good. I am always looking for foods that are easy to eat while on the go.

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