You’re probably used to seeing the same types of chocolate chips in markets over and over, so when I saw the bright white packaging of Enjoy Life Semisweet Chocolate Mega Chunks, it caught my eye and I picked one up to try. Enjoy Life products are made without the eight most common food allergens – wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish – and are marketed as being allergy friendly. Their chocolate chunks are also marketed as being allergy friendly, and they definitely are, as it says right on the packaging that they are manufactured in a dedicated nut and gluten free facility on a product line dedicated to dairy and soy free products.
The chocolate chunks contain evaporated cane juice, chocolate and cocoa butter. Most semisweet chocolate is made with just sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter and sometimes vanilla (some brands have an emulsifier added, as well, but not all), so I wasn’t surprised when this chocolate tasted almost exactly the same as other semisweet chocolates I’ve tried. It had a good, not-too-sweet flavor and an excellent melt on the tongue. I liked the bar-like shape of the chocolate chunks, which varied in length but not width, and felt that they were a great shape for chocolate chip cookies. Not needing an allergy free food, I would buy these again just because I liked the flavor and the shape of them. It’s great for those with food allergies to know that these chocolate chips, although they are made in pretty much the same way as other chocolate chips, are made in a facility where they won’t be exposed to other allergens, so you can enjoy your chocolate chip cookies – gluten free, peanut free or just regular cookies – without worries and with some good chocolate chunks.