Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Things I've Tried Lately

It's time for an edition of Things I've Tried Lately That Were Sent to Me But I Was Not Paid to Review, not to be confused with Uncompensated FTLOG.

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies

We received Enjoy Life's new and improved Soft Baked Cookies in Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate Brownie, and Lively Lemon. I took them to a Super Bowl party where there was a gluten-sensitive college student and my dairy-allergic daughter. The college student loved the Double Chocolate Brownie cookies and said they were a real treat. Katherine liked the Snickerdoodles best, which surprised me. I would have guessed she'd pick the chocolate ones. We sent some Double Chocolate Brownie and Snickerdoodle cookies home with the college student. The Lively Lemon cookies were untouched, so Scott and I ate them in the following week. We loved them. There are little crunchy lemon bits in them that have a great texture and flavor.

The cookies were well-received, but aren't something that fit in our budget. I might buy them for a situation like the party where I want people who have allergies/intolerances to feel secure about what they are eating.

No Whey! Chocolates

Chocolate? Good.
Company Name? Good.
Variety? Good.
Dairy-allergic child's happiness level? Through the roof.

No Whey! Chocolates is a great small chocolate company featuring dairy-free chocolates. They also have gluten-free and soy-free candies. They are currently featuring some super cute Easter candies that are perfect for Easter baskets. We loved trying their chocolates.

This review was written for Go Dairy Free.

Gardein Garden Protein

We tried their Chick'n Scallopini, Beefless Tips, Buffalo Wings, Chick'n Good Stuff, and Crispy Tenders. The kids liked the tenders and the Good Stuff, which is like a stuffed chicken breast. Scott and I liked the Buffalo Wings and Scallopini, but none of us cared for the Beefless Tips. I might buy the Chick'n Good Stuff sometime because it is like Chicken Kiev or Chicken Cordon Bleu, two dishes that are hard to make dairy free.

This review was written for Go Dairy Free.


  1. Enjoy Life snickerdoodles don't last long in this house. I could eat an entire package in a sitting.

  2. We haven't tried any of the Enjoy Life cookies, but we love the Sunbutter Bars - it is nice to have a replacement for granola bars which are nearly never safe for nut allergies. But yes, like the cookies, they are pricey!

  3. I am very intrigued by those No Whey! Chocolates. I have yet to try dairy free chocolate since I found out I am lactose intolerant. Now may be the time :)

  4. Oooo, a new place to get chocolate bunnies! Have you tried the "milkless" chocolate from Premium Chocolatiers? Is the No Whey! brand better or about the same?

  5. These are awesome Sarah! No Whey is a brand I need to try. It looks like they are coming back on line now.

  6. Thanks for all the support guys! So glad you love the cookies! Also check out all the exciting NEW products we're bringing to your store shelves soon!

    - Alina
    Marketing Associate
    Enjoy Life Foods