Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars for Sweet, Allergy-Friendly Snacking

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Enjoy Life has been producing allergy-friendly snack foods for as long as this site has been around. And they never stop innovating. Their latest creation is the Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars product line. The initial launch includes four flavors, all sold in boxes of five individually-wrapped, snackable bars. Two of the flavors have also been launched in larger singles.

Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars (Review) - Ingredients, Allergen Info, Tasting Notes & More (vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly)

In typical Enjoy Life fashion, all of the Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars are made in their allergy-friendly facility. They are vegan-friendly and free of dairy, eggs, gluten, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, sulfites, and sesame.

Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars are also touted as palm oil free and plant protein packed. Compared to many of the pumped up bars no the market, “packed” might be an overstatement, but they do offer a nice balance of nutrients. The small bars have 120 calories, 4 to 5 grams fat, 1 to 2 grams fiber, and 4 grams protein. They also have just 4 to 6 grams sugars, despite being on the sweet side.

The larger bars are roughly double size, and hence, about double the nutrients. They also have a very wide, and still relatively thick format, which is very fulfilling. And honestly, I think the two sizes are pure genius. One is a great little snack, the other is a satisfying breakfast on the go.

Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars (Review) - Ingredients, Allergen Info, Tasting Notes & More (vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly)

Tasting Notes for Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars

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All of the Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars have a gently crispy, slightly chewy texture that is very cohesive without being the least bit sticky. I love this aspect! Because they use slightly soft rolled oats, rather than quick oats, these bars do have a little firmer, slightly more “stale” chew than your typical granola bar. I would love it if they swapped in gluten-free quick oats instead.

Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars (Review) - Ingredients, Allergen Info, Tasting Notes & More (vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly)

Banana Caramel (also available in larger single-serve size)

I wouldn’t have guessed banana or caramel at first, but the flavor of this bar is very pleasant. The banana eventually emerged in random bites as soft, chewy dried banana. Overall, it’s a nicely sweet bar with a unique, almost white chocolaty flavor, thanks to the cocoa butter. I’d love a little bump in the salt (it’s low sodium) for flavor contrast and to help bring out those caramel notes. But it was still pretty tasty as is.

Ingredients: organic rolled oats, rice protein crisps (rice protein, rice starch), tapioca syrup, cocoa butter, pearled sorghum crisps, organic caramel (organic cane sugar, water), date paste, brown sugar, dried banana, roasted and salted sunflower seeds (sunflower kernels, sunflower oil, salt), safflower oil, white pearled sorghum flour, popped sorghum, flaxseed, natural flavor, vanilla extract, rosemary extract.

Maple Sweet Potato

I loved the flavor of this bar. It’s just lightly sweet with warm hints of maple and a slight sweet potato underpinning. I wouldn’t have guessed sweet potato if I hadn’t known the name (I mean, who thinks to make a sweet potato bar?). But knowing it was in there, I could taste that veggie love.

Ingredients: organic rolled oats, tapioca syrup, rice protein crisps (rice protein, rice starch), pearled sorghum crisps, cocoa butter, maple syrup, roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pumpkin seeds, safflower oil, salt), date paste, brown sugar, flaxseed, white pearled sorghum flour, dried sweet potatoes, popped sorghum, safflower oil, natural flavors.

Cranberry Orange

These have a neat pink-ish hue and a bold orange scent. The flavor held up the image with a very zesty citrus kick and tender dried cranberries throughout. It had a pleasant sweetness that isn’t sugary and is more “snackable” than many bars.

Ingredients: tapioca syrup, organic rolled oats, rice protein crisps (rice protein, rice starch), sweetened dried cranberries (cranberries, cane sugar, sunflower oil), cocoa butter, pearled sorghum crisps, date paste, brown sugar, roasted and salted sunflower seeds (sunflower kernels, sunflower oil, salt), roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pumpkin seeds, safflower oil, salt), flaxseed, safflower oil, white pearled sorghum flour, popped sorghum, dried beet powder (artificial coloring), vanilla extract, blood orange oil, rosemary extract.

Chocolate Marshmallow (also available in larger single-serve size)

These enticing bars offer a mild semi-sweet chocolate goodness with a gentle marshmallow underlying flavor. I’m guessing most people will order this flavor first, but I wouldn’t necessarily skip over the others. These are the lightest in flavor.

Ingredients: organic rolled oats, tapioca syrup, pearled sorghum crisps, rice protein crisps (rice protein, rice starch), cocoa butter, roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pumpkin seeds, safflower oil, salt), semi-sweet chocolate chips (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), date paste, brown sugar, flaxseed, white pearled sorghum flour, popped sorghum, safflower oil, natural marshmallow flavor and other natural flavors, natural cocoa powder, vanilla extract, rosemary extract.

Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars (Review) - Ingredients, Allergen Info, Tasting Notes & More (vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly)

The Facts on Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars

Price: $4.69 per 5-pack of 1-ounce bars; $2.19 per 1.76-ounce single-serve bar

Availability: Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars are sold at both conventional and natural food grocers throughout the U.S. and Canada. They’re also available online via Amazon.

Certifications: Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars are Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Enjoy Life Crispy Grain & Seed Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement 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 enjoylifefoods.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

8 Comments

  1. I haven’t tried any of these yet, but I have used a lot of the Enjoy Life products and love them. I’d love to try these bars, starting with the cranberry orange! (I’m sure my kids would vote to try the chocolate marshmallow first.)

  2. I love that they’re gluten free and vegan and that they have some nice looking flavors, but what’s the sugar count on them? That’s the stuff that adds up and can turn a healthy snack into a dessert.

    • Hi Kelly, I included sugar info in the post above, but it’s in the writing – so a little mixed in there 🙂 They are 4 to 5 grams for the smaller bars, 9 to 10 grams for the bigger bars. So not really low sugar, but definitely not on the high side compared to other brands. I know what you mean! I like bars, but try to keep the added sugars down.

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