Enjoy Life Minis: Single-Serve Cookie Packs (Crunchy & Soft-Baked)

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Version:
Crunchy Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Double Chocolate, Crunchy Sugar Crisp, Crunchy Vanilla Honey Graham, Soft Baked Chocolate Chip, Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie, Soft Baked Snickerdoodle
Price:
$4.79 per 6-ounce box

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Rating:
4
On September 12, 2016
Last modified:September 20, 2016

Summary:

For functionality and flavor, these two-bite cookie really hit the mark. Sold in single-serve bags they are great for lunch boxes, travel, or parties, especially when a gluten-free and top allergen-free treat is in order. Each morsel is delicious with kid-friendly and husband-loved sweetness. We just hope they perfect their baking technique as the Soft-Baked varieties are more crunchy than tender.

Millions of us have adored Enjoy Life Cookies for years. Allergen-free or not, they’re just darn good. And now Enjoy Life Minis have emerged for an easy treat on the go!

Enjoy Life Minis Cookies - Single-serve packs, gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-friendly Soft Baked and Crunchy varieties

Enjoy Life Minis are two-bite versions of the larger Enjoy Life cookies. They come in single-serve packs that can easily be popped into lunch boxes and apparently grabbed by husbands for breakfast. Thank goodness they come in those portion-controlled little bags, otherwise I think Tony might eat his weight in mini cookies before lunch.

I toyed with rolling the Enjoy Life Minis into my other Enjoy Life Cookie Reviews, but discovered that these little guys are ever so slightly different from their bigger cousins. They are similar, but the formulas have just a few variations for successful baking in a smaller format.

Soft-Baked Enjoy Life Minis

Enjoy Life Minis Cookies - Single-serve packs, gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-friendly Soft Baked and Crunchy varieties

Chocolate Chip – These were very tasty with the perfect smattering of very mini chocolate chips and a pleasantly sweet flavor. However, the batch I received was thick and crunchy, not soft in the slightest.

Double Chocolate Brownie – A touch more forgiving to the bite, and slightly tender, but these cookies were still not soft. The flavor was more sweet “cocoa” than fudge, so not my top pick. But I immediately thought they would be good for young taste buds. As it turned out, I was right. Both the young (my friend’s 8 year old son) and young at heart (Tony) loved these.

Snickerdoodle – As one might expect, this flavor was the most tender of the bunch. They grazed the definition of “soft”, but still weren’t there in terms of the texture in the full-sized cookies. Nonetheless, the potent cinnamon against a sugary sweet, full-flavored cookie made me swoon.

Crunchy Enjoy Life Minis

Enjoy Life Minis Cookies - Single-serve packs, gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-friendly Soft Baked and Crunchy varieties

Double Chocolate – If I didn’t know better, I’d say they were the same cookies as the Soft-baked Double Chocolate Brownie. Wait, they are the same cookies! The ingredients and nutrition facts are identical and they have the exact same look, shape, flavor, and semi-crunch. I’m not sure if the batches simply got mixed, or they haven’t perfected the different baking techniques to create unique textures.

Chocolate Chip – These were a mixed bag in shape, with some thick and some thin, but all were definitely crunchy. I loved the sweet “Tollhouse” flavor with ample dots of mini chocolate chips.

Sugar Crisp – Obviously I was in need of a sugar hit when taste-testing as I adored these sugary sweet cookies. They were slightly thick, but still relatively flat and nicely crunchy.

Honey Graham – This was the first variety of Enjoy Life Minis that I sampled as they’re perfect with my Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip. But for some reason, they were the last ones trialed in our official taste-testing. They have a definite graham cracker vibe, but are a little sweeter with a nice cookie crunch.

Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip Recipe - a 10 minute treat! (vegan, gluten-free and top allergen-free)

Overall, Enjoy Life Minis received a big thumbs up from our tasting crew as scrumptious snack-sized treat. Of our more critical adults, one said she liked them, but they were too sweet for her without some tea or coffee. Another who is a big fan of Enjoy Life’s Soft-Baked Cookies was disappointed that the Enjoy Life Minis weren’t actually soft-baked. But our youthful taster, myself and Tony each had our favorites and simply ignored the “soft baked” claims.

I think if they get their baking technique down, and are able to deliver some truly tender morsels, this allergy-friendly product will be a portable dessert home run.

Enjoy Life Minis Cookies - Single-serve packs, gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-friendly Soft Baked and Crunchy varieties

The Facts on Enjoy Life Minis Cookies

Certifications: Enjoy Life Minis Cookies are Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Enjoy Life Minis Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. They are even free of sesame, sulphites and potato. Nonetheless, 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.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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