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

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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 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.

(Please note that their packaging has changed since I wrote this post. It is now teal, like the package shown with the ingredients in this post.)

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

Soft-Baked Enjoy Life Minis

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.

Enjoy Life Mini Cookies Reviews and Information - packs of little allergy-friendly, gluten-free, vegan cookies that come in crunchy and soft baked varieties.Ingredients: flour blend (brown rice, sorghum, buckwheat), chocolate chips (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), brown sugar, water, date paste, expeller pressed safflower oil, vegetable glycerin, brown rice syrup, palm shortening, natural flavor, xanthan gum, salt, vanilla extract, leavening (baking soda, cream of tartar), konjac, rosemary extract.*

Nutrition (per 1-ounce pouch): 120 calories, 5g fat, 19g carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 1g protein.*

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.

Enjoy Life Mini Cookies Reviews and Information - packs of little allergy-friendly, gluten-free, vegan cookies that come in crunchy and soft baked varieties.Ingredients: flour blend (brown rice, sorghum, buckwheat), chocolate chips (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), brown sugar, water, date paste, expeller pressed safflower oil, vegetable glycerin, natural cocoa powder, palm shortening, natural flavor, xanthan gum, salt, vanilla extract, leavening (baking soda, cream of tartar), konjac, rosemary extract.*

Nutrition (per 1-ounce pouch): 120 calories, 5g fat, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 1g protein.*

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.

Enjoy Life Mini Cookies Reviews and Information - packs of little allergy-friendly, gluten-free, vegan cookies that come in crunchy and soft baked varieties.Ingredients: flour blend (brown rice, sorghum, buckwheat), water, date paste, cane sugar, safflower oil, vegetable glycerin, brown sugar, palm shortening, natural flavor, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, xanthan gum, leavening (baking soda, cream of tartar), konjac, rosemary extract.*

Nutrition (per 1-ounce pouch): 120 calories, 4g fat, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 1g protein.*

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

Crunchy Enjoy Life Minis

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.

Enjoy Life Mini Cookies Reviews and Information - packs of little allergy-friendly, gluten-free, vegan cookies that come in crunchy and soft baked varieties.Ingredients: flour blend (brown rice, sorghum, buckwheat), cane sugar, chocolate chips (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), palm shortening, water, natural cocoa powder, natural flavor, salt, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, leavening (baking soda), konjac, rosemary extract.*

Nutrition (per 1-ounce pouch): 150 calories, 8g fat, 19g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 1g protein.*

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.

Enjoy Life Mini Cookies Reviews and Information - packs of little allergy-friendly, gluten-free, vegan cookies that come in crunchy and soft baked varieties.Ingredients: flour blend (brown rice, sorghum, buckwheat), cane sugar, chocolate chips (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), palm shortening, water, natural flavor, salt, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, leavening (baking soda), konjac, rosemary extract.*

Nutrition (per 1-ounce pouch): 150 calories, 8g fat, 19g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 1g protein.*

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.

Enjoy Life Mini Cookies Reviews and Information - packs of little allergy-friendly, gluten-free, vegan cookies that come in crunchy and soft baked varieties.Ingredients: flour blend (brown rice, sorghum, buckwheat), cane sugar, palm shortening, water, natural flavors, salt, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, leavening (baking soda), konjac, rosemary extract.*

Nutrition (per 1-ounce pouch): 150 calories, 8g fat, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 1g protein.*

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.

Enjoy Life Mini Cookies Reviews and Information - packs of little allergy-friendly, gluten-free, vegan cookies that come in crunchy and soft baked varieties.Ingredients: flour blend (brown rice, sorghum, buckwheat), cane sugar, palm shortening, water, natural flavors, vanilla extract, salt, xanthan gum, leavening (baking soda), organic honey, konjac, rosemary extract.*

Nutrition (per 1-ounce pouch): 150 calories, 8g fat, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 1g protein.*

More Allergen Notes*

According to the company, all Enjoy Life products are free–from wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy, egg, sesame, casein, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans. These cookies are made in their dedicated facility, but they use an outside facility for their baking chocolate, which is used in some of their cookies. Here are some further details from Enjoy Life.

Most of our products are made in a dedicated dairy-free facility. Our baking chocolate is produced in a facility that also processes dairy and soy, however, they are produced on a dedicated dairy-free and soy-free line. All ingredients are additionally tested to ensure strict allergen control standards are met.

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

Price: $4.79 per 6-ounce box

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

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.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Two-bite cookie really hits the mark

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March 30, 2019

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.

Alisa

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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.

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