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Enjoy Life Semisweet Chocolate Mega Chunks, reviewed

Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks
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.

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  • Aditi
    September 22, 2011

    THANK YOU for posting this review! My son is allergic to dairy and nuts (double whammy; it sucks!) so this is perfect for him! Glad to hear that it tastes just like “regular” semi sweet! A lot of foods that he could technically eat are still ruled out because they’re made on shared equipment, so a dedicated facility and dedicated equipment are very very nice things! Thanks again! (btw, made your cheese cake brownies the other day – for me – and they’re fantastic!)

  • Michelle
    September 22, 2011

    thanks for the review. I have a friend who’s daughter is allergic so will pass on the info

  • Jessica
    September 22, 2011

    If I may.
    I’m allergic to tree nuts although I’ve been spared the pain of being allergic to even trace amounts. However, I do presume all chocolate to be without gluten and soy. I read labels regardless, and all the time. A company can suddenly decide on “New & improved” which can re-shuffle the content considerably.

  • Dee
    September 29, 2011

    I just tried the mini chips tonight! Awesome. Having just recently taken up the GF/Dairy Free/Soy Free /un refined sugar diet…..these are wonderful. Expensive @ $5.25….but wonderful. My daughter thought she was forever banned from having yummy chocolate again. These taste just like the regular ones! The cheap ones we used to buy had milk in them & a few other misc ingredients. These have 3 ingredients. Yay!

    I went to Enjoy Life’s website & watched their baking production video. It was nice to see a company dedicating their business to gluten free (& other allergen free) products. And also to hear the reason WHY they started the business.

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