Quite possibly the best cookies in existence. Period.

January 24, 2011

The title says it all.

Last week, I was contacted by the lovely folks over at Enjoy Life Foods asking if I was interested in sampling and reviewing their new and improved cookies. Um, vegan and gluten free cookies FO FREE? You know this girl ain’t gonna turn that down.

I can’t lie… playing with those packing peanuts was pretty darn fun.

On to the crux of the matter….the goods.

I received 3 boxes of cookies – 1 Snickerdoodle, 1 Lively lemon, and 1 Double Chocolate Brownie.

Before I go on, I have a confession to make: I wasn’t too sure I would like these cookies. You see, I bought Enjoy Life’s cookies before and was disappointed. I found the texture and taste to just be, well…off. You know when you give someone a vegan cookie and they can tell it’s a vegan cookie without you saying it? Yeah – that’s how they used to be. So when I heard that the recipe was new and improved I wondered if that meant they’d be less obviously vegan.

My thought process went like this: how can a cookie that is free of 12 allergens and also vegan and gluten free be delicious? There’s no:

-wheat

-dairy

-peanuts

-tree nuts

-egg

-soy

-shellfish

-fish

-potatoes

-sesame

-sulfites

or

-casein

Plus there’s no trans fats, GMOs, or artificial ingredients.

So…is it any good?

First I sampled the double chocolate brownie cookies. Would  you ever expect any different from me?

Upon ripping open the plastic wrapper I could smell the cocoa powder and I didn’t even bother to get a plate. That’s juts a formality, anyway right? When Enjoy Life says new and improved, they really mean it. My doubts were gone and my world was full of butterflies, rainbows, and unicorns because I had delicious chocolate cookies in my life…finally. These cookies were even Roomie tested and Roomie approved. I do believe her word were along the lines of, “This is vegan?”

Once the sugar coma wore off (what’s a serving size again?!) I decided to sample a snickerdoodle. Hey, it’s a tough job but I have to get my review out there. ;)

Two words: holy cow.

How on earth had I gone my entire life without eating a snickerdoodle before today!? Maybe it’s the cinnamon that scares me away (ever since attempting the cinnamon challenge, I’ve shied away from the stuff). I hesitantly took a small nibble of a snickerdoodle before promptly inhaling the rest. Good grief, Charlie Brown – these are delicious.

Another great thing I noticed about these cookies was the fact that they stayed so soft and moist, even after being opened. I forgot to put them in a ziploc baggie, but when I tried one the day after opening, they were still as soft as ever.

Oh, it’s love.

Finally, I tried the Lively Lemon flavor. I’m not the biggest fan of lemony desserts. Lemon bars and lemonade are too tart for me. My dad is a fan of anything lemon, so clearly, I didn’t get that trait from him.

I’m sure you won’t be surprised when I say I loved these cookies, too. There were flecks of lemon throughout, but there was a nice balance of sweet and tart; the lemony flavor wasn’t overpowering at all. It was more like a hint of lemon. Or, as the name suggests, a lively lemon flavor.

It’s safe to say that I’m addicted to the snickerdoodles and once I’m all out, I’ll get my butt to the nearest Earth Fare and buy ten a few boxes. My only dislike was the size of these cookies. They’re kind of small, maybe three or four inches in diameter.

The verdict? Two thumbs up.

Thanks again to Enjoy Life Foods – check them out! They have a full line of allergy and gluten free products, everything from [delicious] chocolate chips to cookies to granolas and bagels.

Note: I was not compensated or paid in any way to write this review – I simply received the cookies in the mail and gave my honest opinion!

What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

Go buy these. Now.

 

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14 Responses to “Quite possibly the best cookies in existence. Period.”


  1. UM YUM! and they are so cute andwittle… sounds yummy! i wish they had them overseas for ME!


  2. Soft cookies are the best! (I definitely did not get that from my dad — he only cares for hard cookies) I’ll have to look into these. :)


  3. Those look soo good! I love a good gluten free cookie!

  4. Kelly Says:

    Store bought cookies? It’s a toss up between chocolate dipped oreos and soft batch chocolate chip cookies. Yeah, definitely not vegan or crap free.


  5. Great name for your blog!!! Just found it! so cute! where do you live in the Dirty South?


  6. wow-cookies i can actually eat with all my food allergies! and such a great review. i may just have to try these :)

  7. Kelsey Says:

    i love the ginger and the chocolate chip ones the best!!! oh and the raisin and snicker doodle aren’t too shabby either! enjoy life is amazing, and they’re granola cereals are addictive. i used to eat bags and bags of the cinnamon raisin crunch.. especially if i microwaved it for a minute or so cuz it would turn into a deliciously sweet hot cereal :)

    is that new packaging theyre using? mine looks totally different. either way, at least the cookies remain the same; YUMMY!!

    xoxo


  8. YUM! These look GREAT!! So glad that you were pleased with them!

  9. Mandi Says:

    I’m so happy I recently found your blog! Those cookies look so good, I really don’t think I could resist those snickerdoodles. Although my all time favorite cookie would probably have to be white chocolate macadamia nut :)

  10. oatsandspice Says:

    Wow those cookies really look good! YUM

    I love your blog – it is so cute! I can’t wait to keep reading… I just started blogging about 2 months ago – it is extremely addicting :) Take a look at it if you get a chance: http://www.oatsandspice.wordpress.com


  11. Hey, smaller cookies = less guilt when you eat five of them ;) (i’m always a proponent of small cookies, not sure why…)

    Those look really good! I think I tried some a few years ago adn liked them but wasn’t wowed… maybe I’ll have to try again ;)

    Really enjoying your blog! :)

  12. GirlonRaw Says:

    Lucky you having access to such deliciousness. Only now and then are we graced with gluten free products all the way over here in Saudi Arabia, but I do keep a look out for them. Glad to see they were new and improved compared to your first taste :)

  13. Monique Says:

    I wanna receive free cookies :) haha those look like something I might have to try!

  14. Alina Tylman Says:

    Thanks so much for your support everyone! So glad you guys love the cookies!!
    We are also coming out with 6 new products, which should start appearing on your store shelves soon. Check them out here: http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/our_foods/new_products.php

    – Alina Tylman
    Marketing Associate
    Enjoy Life Foods


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