Enjoy Life Foods reliably produces some of the best gluten free and food allergy friendly products on the market, so I was pleased when they offered me the chance to review their new Decadent Bars. My kiddo was so excited when he saw the box with the red logo arrive, that I had trouble getting it back from him to photograph the bars that were inside!
The new Decadent Bars come in four flavors, Cinnamon Bun, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Sunbutter and S'mores. They are free of all the top eight allergens (peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, soy, fish and shellfish), as well as gluten free. Each box contains five bars.
The texture of the bars is just incredible. I would never guess they are gluten free, and I am amazed that the magicians in the Enjoy Life test kitchen managed to make them chewy, but not too sticky, without reaching for the corn syrup found in almost every snack bar on the market. They've come light years from the Tootsie Roll texture of the original Coco Loco bars, which my kiddo still snarfs down any chance he gets.
My son loved the Chocolate Sunbutter and liked the S'mores, but didn't care for the other two. I thought the taste of all of them was nicely balanced, though I would have been happier with a more pronounced cinnamon flavor in the Cinnamon Bun bars and would have liked to find more substantial chunks of cherry in the Cherry Cobbler. I was also relieved to find that none of the bars were too sweet. These are definitely filling snacks, not desserts, despite their rich flavor and texture.
Overall, the Decadent Bars are a win, and an excellent addition to the already well rounded Enjoy Life product line.
Disclosure: I was provided with free samples, but not compensated for this review.