Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Enjoy Life Granola
We just tried Enjoy Life's new and improved granolas, and they were a big hit. As you probably already know, Enjoy Life's products are free of the top eight allergens, and are also free of casein, potato, sesame, and sulfates. Their products are made in a dedicated nut- and gluten-free facility, and they test their ingredients to make sure they are allergen-free.
Most importantly, their foods are good. We tried the Cinnamon Crunch, Cranapple Crunch, and Very Berry Crunch granolas. Although we liked them all, we ranked them for fun.
1. Very Berry
2. Cinnamon Crunch
2. Cinnamon Crunch/Very Berry--One vote each for second place.
The Cinnamon Crunch is a more "traditional" granola, while the other two have great, fresh fruit flavors. We are not a nut- or gluten-free family, and we enjoyed the granolas just as much as our gluten- and nut-ful granolas. I was alone in thinking they might need a touch more salt, but we all know of my salt addiction. And of my raisin dislike. (Sorry, Cinnamon Crunch.)
There is a downloadable coupon on Enjoy Life's homepage, and Want Not has some info on good Enjoy Life prices at Amazon going on through the end of May if you're interested in stocking up on some of their other products.
Ingredients (all dried fruits are sulfite-free):
Cinnamon Crunch: Brown Rice Flakes; Evaporated Cane Juice; Brown Rice Syrup; Water; Raisins; Rice Crisps (Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Salt); Rice Bran; Cinnamon; Natural; Cinnamon Flavor; Ground Flaxseed; Rosemary Extract
Cranapple: Brown Rice Flakes; Brown Rice Syrup; Evaporated Cane Juice; Water; Rice Bran; Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil); Dried Apples; Rice Crisps ( Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Salt); Expeller-Pressed Vegetable Oil (Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil); Natural Apple Flavor; Malic Acid; Ground Flaxseed; Rosemary Extract
Very Berry: Brown Rice Flakes; Brown Rice Syrup; Evaporated Cane Juice; Rice Bran; Rice Crisps ( Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Salt); Water; Freeze-Dried Raspberries and Strawberries; Expeller-Pressed Vegetable Oil (Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil); Natural Strawberry Flavor; Citric Acid; Ground Flaxseed; Rosemary Extract
I found the granolas at several online stores for @$5/bag.
Images courtesy of Enjoy Life Foods.