Just the other day I griped about the icky sticky yucky Quaker mini chocolate chip bars. Well, today is a new day because today I’m staring at a box of Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars. I’ve tried them, my kid has tried them, and we’re both grinning. Today is a new day indeed.
Product Review: What ingredients are in the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars?
Let’s see what’s in the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars: tapioca syrup, evaporated cane juice, vegetable glycerin, chocolate chips (cane sugar, chocolate liquor [non-alcoholic], non-dairy cocoa butter), white rice flour, natural process cocoa powder, date paste, expeller pressed vegetable oil (safflower oil and/or sunflower oil), brown pure cane sugar, sunflower seed butter (roasted sunflower kernel, evaporated cane juice, salt), light buckwheat flour, golden flaxseed, rice starch, millet flour, natural chocolate flavour, baking soda, vanilla, xanthan gum, gum Arabic, salt, vitamins and minerals (vitamin B3, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, folic acid, calcium).
Let me think about this. The Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars is obviously made with a lot of ingredients but at the same time, there’s no BHT, no mono diglycerides, no glucose, fructose, or any of that other gunk that you’d find in some other bars and processed foods. Sure, tapioca syrup and evaporated cane juice are the first two ingredients but again, the rest of the ingredients help to balance out some seriously decadent bars of yummy goodness.
How do the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars taste?
Let’s put it this way, if you’re going to eat an Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bar, you’re going to enjoy it like you would a chocolate bar. The only difference is, the ingredient list is better than the typical store bought bar of chocolate.
For this taste test, my daughter and I both tested out the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars and we both loved them. Now, let’s be honest with one another, the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars are a great treat. They’re not much to look at but they taste good. They’re not meant to be a healthy alternative in lieu of fruit and yogurt. The Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bar tastes as chocolate should: it’s rich and decadent but not overly sweet. You can taste the natural chocolate taste without that artificial or overpowering sweetness. With only 8 grams of sugar for the 28 gram bar, it’s certainly lighter than a lot of other chocolate bars out there.
The texture of the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bar reminds me of a dense brownie so I wouldn’t necessarily say they’re chewy. They’re not, at least my daughter and I don’t think they’re chewy. The Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars are dense and have a grit to them like finely processed almonds or brown sugar packed into a measuring cup. My guess is it comes from the choice to use sunflower seed butter which I think adds a depth and richness to the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bar.
Despite being made with date paste which might throw some people off, we certainly didn’t taste them. The mixture of ingredients lends to a very well balanced end result that makes for a very satisfying treat.
The Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars wins by a landslide against its competitors. I would spend the money on a box of Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars any day over that other Quaker stuff that I mentioned the other day. If nothing else, these Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars have no BHT woven into its inner existence. That alone is reason to consider these bars. Add the taste and the choice ingredients and I’d say these Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Baked Chewy Bars are a winner.
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