Gluten free, and allergen free? You know exactly how difficult it can be to find good on-the-go snacks and bites for long days or when traveling. Convenience stores and fast food chains hold next to nothing for those like us, which can be frustrating at times. I’m always looking for good energy boosters to throw in my bag…along with what seems to be the rest of my life. (Everything I need always finds it’s way to the bottom of the bag. Ladies, I know you can sympathize).
Enjoy Life Chewy Bars are a good item to toss in your purse or bag for on-the-run snacks, and they’re free of the top 8 allergens and gluten free. Enjoy Life was nice enough to send me a sample of all four flavors of the Chewy Bars–Sunbutter Crunch, Caramel Apple, Very Berry, and Cocoa Loco. (I was not compensated in any way for my opinion of the products, I only received them from the company).
The first thing I have to say honestly, is that the taste of texture of these products has increased ten-fold since the first time I tried them a few years back while I was first getting the hang of being gluten free. Before, they seemed a little too dense for me. But now, all the bars are bursting with flavor and a soft, chewy texture which is anything but dense.
They also updated the look of the packaging, complete with adorable bar codes! Super unique! Ok, yes I’m seriously talking about bar code designs right now, but I feel like it’s the littlest details that can make something that much more special. Or maybe it’s just the design obsessed junkie in me. I may or may not have rearranged my room on a monthly basis for years in the past. Don’t judge =)
The only thing I would say is a downfall of sorts when it comes to these Chewy Bars is their size. I remember them being a little bigger in the past, which I felt was the perfect size. With such an awesome recipe and taste, I find myself wanting to eat more for my snack. If the reason for the smaller size is regarding portion control, I feel it may be more beneficial to cut back just a tad on the sugar in the product instead of cutting back on the overall size in my opinion. The ingredients themselves are considered healthy and wholesome in general, such as sunflower seed butter and dried fruits. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that really pick me up.
I put in some long hours this week working from home, and these were an awesome counterpart.
Click here to see my favorite flavor!
Do you have any favorite allergen free on-the-go snacks?
Enjoy Life has a lot of great things in this category!