Updated with newer Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips! Even with the other allergy-friendly chocolate emerging, it’s hard to deny the incredible influence that this “safe” company has had. For years, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips were one of the only truly dairy-free (and top allergen-free) option available.
All Enjoy Life chocolate chips are made in their dedicated gluten-free and top allergen-free facility – yes, no dairy, soy or nuts near these little morsels! In fact, each variety has just 3 all-natural ingredients: evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, and cocoa butter. And don’t let their odd labeling fool you, where they specify the ingredients as “non-alcoholic” chocolate liquor and “non-dairy” cocoa butter – these ingredients are naturally alcohol- and dairy-free.
Since inception, the original Enjoy Life Mini Chips have been joined by Mega Chunks and Dark Morsels, all in slightly smaller than average 10-ounce bags.
Mini Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips – The first time I cracked open a bag of these little gems, I was comforted with the familiar scent of semi-sweet goodness. I had been searching for dairy-free mini-chips for years, and was excited to enjoy them in dainty desserts where the regular-sized morsels tend to overwhelm, like meringues, and baked goods like quick breads, muffins, and granola bars, where I prefer little infusions of chocolate rather than big bursts. They certainly didn’t disappoint. Each mini chip was bursting with sweet chocolaty flavor, so much so that I wondered why a manufacturer would add soy lecithin, butterfat, milk, or any other allergens for that matter.
Semi-Sweet Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks – Shaped like little gold bars, these much more substantial morsels are a true treat in brownies, cookies, and no bakes, where jumbo bites of chocolate serve to up the indulgence. The semi-sweet chocolate itself seemed identical to the Minis, just with a heck of a lot more presence.
Dark Chocolate Enjoy Life Morsels – Finding the middle ground in size rather than taste, Enjoy Life’s newer chips are 69% cacao and do have a more grown-up taste. They look more like “traditional” Tollhouse chocolate chips – neither mini nor chunky – but have a darker grown-up flavor that is tasty, though not as smooth as many dairy-free dark chocolates. That said, they are perfect little bites for adding to sweet recipes for a touch of contrast.
Certifications: Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always review the label prior to consumption and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Enjoy Life Foods website at www.enjoylifefoods.com.