Product Review: Enjoy Life's Double Chocolate Crunch Granola

When I was in Chicago for the Gluten Free, Allergen Friendly Expo, we were able to tour Enjoy Life’s manufacturing plant.  It was quite interesting to learn how products are conceived and produced, and to find there is a lot more manual work involved than I expected, but more on that later.  We left the facility with a bag full of gluten-free goodies that included their new Double Chocolate Crunch Granola.

Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch is wheat-free, tree nut-free, fish-free, dairy-free, shellfish-free, egg-free, peanut-free, and soy-free.  It is made without casein, potato, sesame, and sulfites. All of Enjoy Life’s products are certified GFCO and they are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility where quality and safety are taken very seriously.

I have been interested to try the granola because it is difficult to find granola that is gluten free and made from chocolate.  A handful was tried right out of the bag and the verdict was yum.  The flakes are crunchy, but not too crunchy and the addition of the mini chips adds another level of texture and flavor.

I prefer to eat the granola in a bowl topped with almond milk.  The combination of almonds and chocolate is just wonderful and the milk turns all chocolaty.  It reminded me of cocoa pebbles, which this I have not had in more than a decade.  This granola would be a great topping for yogurt and one wonders if you could make them into a rice krispy-type bar….

A serving size is 1/2 cup and I only eat about 1/4 cup at a time because that small amount really fills me up. A serving size has 4 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein, which must come from the rice bran, chickory root fiber and the ground flaxseed. Double chocolate crunch granola is a great, healthful snack and one that I will definitely be purchasing on a regular basis.

Ingredients:

Brown Rice Flakes, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Liquor, Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter), Evaporated Cane Juice, Brown Rice Syrup, Water, Rice Bran, Rice Crisps (Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Salt), Natural Process Cocoa Powder, Inulin (Chicory Root Fiber), Ground Flaxseed, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Honey,Vanilla, Expeller-Pressed Vegetable Oil (Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil), Salt, Rosemary Extract

Article Courtesy:  Jennifer Harris