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So...I've decided I am no longer buying any Enjoy Life Products.

One, they are expensive (well, yeah, so is most gluten-free stuff).

Two, I haven't really found any of their products I actually like - they seem to lack flavor (tried those small round cookies, cranberry granola, and their bars).

Thirdly, and importantly, everything they sell seems to be on minature ! The bars in the individually wrapped packages are way smaller than other brands. I opened the box of the granola and the bag inside was 2/3 the size of the box. Ugh. :angry:

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I am not crazy about most of their stuff either. But I do like their chocolate chips. They are the only ones I have been able to find without soy. Soy isn't a problem for me, but I have a friend that has to avoid gluten, soy and dairy. When I cook for her, I use the Enjoy Life chips.


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I didn't know that chocolate chips had soy in them. My friend just found out that she can't have soy, corn or wheat, so she's having trouble adjusting to the new diet just because she's been eating things that she never would have thought might have allergens in them. (For example, there's corn syrup in her half and half.) I'll have to let her know about the chocolate chips.

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Hi, I like the Enjoy Life chocolate chips too.

I got to know my local grocer who carries them and they ordered the fifty pound box for me, huge savings, like one third the cost of the packages, of course it means I have fifty pounds of chocolate chips... :lol:


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We consistently use the Enjoy Life choc chips and the snickerdoodles.

I often find with many gluten-free brands that just a few things are *really* good and the rest I could do without. For example, Glutino pretzels ROCK. Glutino honey-nut O cereal is yucky.

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I also use their chocolate chips--yikes Rinne--50 pounds! I'd be in real trouble :lol:

I do like their Snickerdoodles and Lively Lemon cookies. You're right--they are expensive for the small amount you get, but I have several other intolerances, and sometimes I just want to open up a package and have a treat--I make just about everything else from scratch. I'm sure everyone can relate :D


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I buy their products because, it is something packaged that I can eat, YEA!!! However, I don't know what their vanilla has in it but every time I try those products, I get sick so that limits what I can buy of theirs but at least it is something. Nobody else even comes close!


-Kate

gluten-free since July 2004

Other Intolerances:

Strawberries and Banannas (2007)

Nitrates (April 2006)

Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)

Peanuts (Nov. 2004)

Soy (Oct. 2004)

Almonds (Sept. 2004)

Corn (Sept. 2004)

Lactose/Casein (1999)

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I like some to their items and dislike others. I like the snack bars, chocolate chips, chocolate chip cookies and snicker-doodles. I did not care for the granolas very much and did not like the "No Oats" oatmeal cookies at all.

Since it it expensive I don't buy a lot of their products.


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Gluten Free - 30 years

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Hi, I like the Enjoy Life chocolate chips too.

I got to know my local grocer who carries them and they ordered the fifty pound box for me, huge savings, like one third the cost of the packages, of course it means I have fifty pounds of chocolate chips... :lol:

OOOOOOOH, fifty pounds of chocolate that is soy free!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in heaven, or I will be when I order it and it arrives. Emmm chocolate chips in banana bread, and muffins and sprinkled on cereal and ... can you tell I have missed chocolate chips :D


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OOOOOOOH, fifty pounds of chocolate that is soy free!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in heaven, or I will be when I order it and it arrives. Emmm chocolate chips in banana bread, and muffins and sprinkled on cereal and ... can you tell I have missed chocolate chips :D

Yea Ravenwood! You're gonna love them! :D


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I like their chocolate chips. Daughter likes all of the cookies except the no oats oatmeal. We served the Gingerbread and Double Chocolate Brownies at her birthday party last year and everyone likes them. The Lively Lemon go over well with my family. So do the Snickerdoodles. Yes, they're expensive but I like the 2 packs. I often put these in daughter's lunch. She also likes the snack bars. She didn't care for the cereal or trail mix though.

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One, they are expensive (well, yeah, so is most gluten-free stuff).

I wish there was something we could do about our "special" products being so expensive...

Enjoy Life products aren't my favorite, but in a pinch it is nice to be able to buy a box of soft baked cookies that are safe, so I agree with others on that point.

of course it means I have fifty pounds of chocolate chips...

Omgosh rinne! 50 lbs of chocolate :D

That's a lot of chocolate to share space with, that would be dangerous for me :lol:

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Emmm chocolate chips in banana bread, and muffins and sprinkled on cereal and ... can you tell I have missed chocolate chips :D

LOL! That is exactly how I felt when I found them! I always keep at least 3 or 4 bags around. We have banana-chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast at least twice a week. I use them as add-ins for brownies and blondies. I've even made chocolate ganache using EJ chips and rice milk. (And sometimes, when I need a little pick me up, a small handful is just the thing!) :-)

Rhonda

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I only wish they would change the type of vanilla they use - not sure what it is but it makes me sick. However, I do have to make my own with potato vodka since I cannot tollerate any grain alcohols like most people can. If they did, I would buy more of their products, expensive or not...they work great when I have to be out all day for fencing tournaments or swim meets and do not have access to a microwave and still need to eat.


-Kate

gluten-free since July 2004

Other Intolerances:

Strawberries and Banannas (2007)

Nitrates (April 2006)

Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)

Peanuts (Nov. 2004)

Soy (Oct. 2004)

Almonds (Sept. 2004)

Corn (Sept. 2004)

Lactose/Casein (1999)

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I guess when I wrote I will no longer buy Enjoy Life, it's in part because I will buy other brands. I like Glutino and Kinnikinnick stuff way better, as well as Gluten Free Pantry. I just keep feeling jipped when I buy Enjoy Life, opening up the product to find a tiny package within - with a high price tag.

I make my chocolate chip cookies with the mini baking M&Ms...there is a great recipe on recipezaar.com in the gluten free section and I just use the m&ms instead of chocolate chips (and throw in some ground flaxseed).

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