The bars are free of the most common allergens including wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, eggs, soy, fish/shellfish. There is also no milk protein, potato, sesames or sulfites making them good for a variety of diets and allergy concerns.
Each bar contains 120 calories, making them the right size for a small dessert or snack in between meals.
With 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber and vitamins and minerals including folate (30%), thiamin (30%) and vitamin B6 (25%) these are more nutritious than many other candy bars or cookies. However, the protein and calories are not high enough to make these a meal replacement bar. They also contain 8 grams of sugar which may be on the high side for anyone who is diabetic or prediabetic.[easyazon_link identifier=”B000HDKZKU” locale=”US” tag=”iverton-20″]
Product Features Enjoy Life Baked Chewy Cocoa Loco bars:[/easyazon_link]
- Free of many common allergens including wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, eggs, soy, fish/shellfish.
- Contains NO casein (milk protein), potato, sesame or sulfites
- Verified Non-GMO ingredients
- Each box contains 5-1 oz bars
- 120 calories per bar
- 4 grams fat, 19 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein, 2 grams fiber, 8 grams sugar
- Produced in a dedicated gluten free facility
- Naturally sweetened with evaporated cane juice
Many reviewers have commented that their children love these bars and are a good size for little ones but might not be quite enough for an adult. They are only an ounce by weight and are basically a small square/rectangle around the size of a Fig Newton cookie. However, the packaging suggests they would be much larger. Both the box and the individual wrappers are much bigger than the actual bars, with air taking up much of the room within the individual wrappers.
While the majority of reviews are quite good, there are enough low ratings that it makes sense to try a small quantity of these first. The primary complains are that the bars are very small and the texture can be too gummy/chewy for some. Others are impressed with the allergy friendly ingredients and the fact that their kids enjoy them. If you have multiple allergies these might just be perfect, but many others might find them not as good as they could be.
These allergen friendly bars are making healthier snacking possible for many who suffer from a gluten sensitivity and those that love them. The fact that these avoid the top 8 common allergens make them ideal for households that need to cater to several different dietary restrictions and also make them a better choice for events like school outings where severe peanut allergies may be present. This is probably their best selling feature; that they can be consumed by just about everyone.
|Enjoy Life Baked Chewy 1 Ounce Bars, Cocoa Loco, 5 Count (Pack of 6)|
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|Enjoy Life Baked Chewy 1 Ounce Bars, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free & Soy Free, Cocoa Loco, 5 Count (Pack of 6)||$20.88|
(as of 12/27/2018 14:39 PST - Details)