Product Reviews: Enjoy Life boom CHOCO boom Rice Milk Chocolate Bars – Three flavors – vegan, casein free, all natural, kosher, allergy friendly
Posted on | October 15, 2008 | 1 Comment
Enjoy Life sent me these allergy friendly rice milk chocolate bars to review, and I was definitely curious. Could a chocolate bar without dairy, nuts or soy actually taste good? I was about to find out.
First and foremost, I think the idea of these bars is wonderful. This is a nice alternative for those of us that have a very restricted diet, but still want a treat now and then. These gluten free chocolate bars are vegan, nut free, soy free, dairy free, casein free, sesame free, sulfite free, egg free, potato free, and shellfish/ fish free ( I had to giggle at the fish free claim on their package, since I have never come across a chocolate bar that did have shellfish or fish, but whatever). I also thought of children with allergies that may feel left out when their peers enjoy their favorite Hershey bar or candy bar. They don’t have to be left out anymore!
Each of these chocolate bars is fairly thick and somewhat crunchy. They don’t provide as smooth of a melt in your mouth experience like regular chocolate does, but I did not mind. They are all quite sweet; the evaporated cane juice and raisin juice adds a sweet, but a different, taste experience.
A review of each other three flavors:
Enjoy Life Foods boom Choco boom Dairy-Free Rice Milk Gluten-Free Chocolate Bar: This “milk” chocolate flavor is mild and not overdone. At first, the texture and flavor reminded me of the cheap chocolate I got in my Easter basket as a kid ( remember that?), but as I tasted it, the simple flavors from the ingredients came through.
Enjoy Life Foods boom Choco boom Dairy-Free Rice Milk Gluten-Free Crispy Chocolate Bar: Same as the plain chocolate, but with the addition of crispy rice, like a Nestle Crunch bar. This was my favorite. Yum!
Enjoy Life Foods boom Choco boom Dairy-Free Rice Milk Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Bar: The flavor of this dark chocolate flavor is sharper with a slight bitterness to it. The texture reminded me of baking chocolate- it didn’t really melt in my mouth at all, when I ate it.
Overall, these bars can’t compete with Lindt or Ghiradelli, but they are an excellent alternative for allergy sensitive consumers.
Rating: 4 stars
Pros: nice flavor, great for those with multiple allergies
Cons: pricey ($2.12), texture is a little different than regular chocolate bars
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