Sunday, June 14, 2009

Good for You Goodies: Enjoy Life Granola

   For someone like me who has never been a granola gal, today’s Good for You Goodie totally changed my mind! I’m not really sure why I’m not too fond of it—maybe the brands I’ve tried lacked in taste, texture, and good nutritionals, so I was turned off. But this granola is definitely a turn on! Check it out! (BTW, if you missed the slew of other products in the Good for You Goodies line up, check the side bar tomorrow for an easy access list!)

The Company: Enjoy Life Foods (Check em’ out featured on Food Network’s Unwrapped here!

The Good for You Goodie: 3 flavors of granola

The Chew Review:

A little about the company first--

“At Enjoy Life, our whole business is making smile-good foods that keep people’s insides happy too. That’s why all of our foods are specially made to be gluten-free and free of the 8 most common allergens, which account for 90% of all food allergies. Our mission is to make delicious products that just about everyone can EAT FREELY. We promise they’ll make you smile inside out!”

 Sounds good to me! So, I received 3 huge bags of granola from the generous folks at Enjoy Life and I knew if I didn’t like it, my mom or dad would—but I was hoping that I would like it! The flavors I got were Cinnamon Crunch, Cranapple Crunch, and Very Berry Crunch.(These are all vegan for my vegan-ized friends!)

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  • Cinnamon Crunch(My Favorite)

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The website says this granola is “new and improved”, but I don’t see how they could have improved it—really people it is WONDERFUL! Upon opening the bag I was engulfed in a heavenly cinnamon aroma almost reminiscent of walking by a Cinnabon in the mall! Ya know that smell? I quickly poured some into my hand and dove in. Yummy in my tummy to say the least! And I think another reason I am a new fan of Enjoy Life granola is because of the awesome texture. It’s not so huge and overly chunky like some. Look for yourself!CIMG0150

 

ingredients:

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

NO TRANS FAT, NO ARTIFICIAL ANYTHING, VEGAN, KOSHER PAREVE, VITAMIN FORTIFIED, 23 GRAMS OR MORE OF WHOLE GRAIN PER SERVING, GLUTEN FREE, CASEIN FREE

vitamins and minerals:

Magnesium; Iron; Niacin (Vitamin B3); Zinc; Thiamin (Vitamin B1); Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5); Folate; Vitamin B6

  • Cranapple Crunch(2nd Favorite)

   This flavor was a lovely combo hybrid of—you guessed it, cranberries and apples! It had another really great aroma(I never remember other granolas having such a great smell!)and I am a total die-hard fan of cranberries, so I knew this would be a treat!

ingredients:

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

NO TRANS FAT, NO ARTIFICIAL ANYTHING, VEGAN, KOSHER PAREVE, VITAMIN FORTIFIED, 23 GRAMS OR MORE OF WHOLE GRAIN PER SERVING, GLUTEN FREE, CASEIN FREE

vitamins and minerals:

Magnesium; Iron; Niacin (Vitamin B3); Zinc; Thiamin (Vitamin B1); Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5); Folate; Vitamin B6

  • Very Berry Crunch

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Freeze dried strawberries + raspberries= a party with granola! It was beyond wonderful—and no skimpy dried fruit here people, you get what you pay for(well in my case I didn’t pay, but you get the drift!).

ingredients:

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

NO TRANS FAT, NO ARTIFICIAL ANYTHING, VEGAN, KOSHER PAREVE, VITAMIN FORTIFIED, 23 GRAMS OR MORE OF WHOLE GRAIN PER SERVING, GLUTEN FREE, CASEIN FREE

vitamins and minerals:

Magnesium; Iron; Niacin (Vitamin B3); Zinc; Thiamin (Vitamin B1); Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5); Folate; Vitamin B6

 

Please get your hands on some of this granola ASAP, and if you become highly addicted, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

8 comments:

Jenny said...

i just got some of the cranapple crunch granola - can't wait to try it.. woo woo! I'm willing to get addicted :)

Laura said...

ive had the other two but not ur fav! And since i totalllllly trust your judgement i feel like Im missing out! lol

Healthy Beach Bum said...

the cinnamon crunch does sound really good! :)

tinyirishdancer said...

Mhmm. Maple walnut granola and I are in the midst of a pretty serious relationship, but I might have to have a love affair with that cinnamon crunch stuff! It looks fabulous!
=]

PB Bananas said...

Thanks for the review! I've actually been wanting to try this brand, but I always skip out on granola at the store because I have so many other cereals and grains that I need to finish first. When my Ezekiel cereal finally runs out (I sprinkle it on things like granola), I'll be hittin' up EnjoyLife! Cinnamon Crunch...Mmmmmmm.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Thanks for this review. I've seen the Enjoy Life granola at the store but never bought it. I love that they used freeze dried fruit in the Very Berry Crunch. I'll buy some soon. :)

burpandslurp said...

I want ALL three flavors! I have actually seen those granolas around...I love the natural ingredients in there!

Jaz said...

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Homemade Granola