Enjoy Life Foods is a brand dedicated to the people with food allergies in their life. Enjoy Life products are certified gluten-free and free of the eight most common allergens. They contain NO: wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish. Also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites. Back in April, Enjoy Life Foods revamped their old granola recipe and made a crispier and crunchier granola that has 23 grams or more of whole grains per serving. They come in 3 different flavors: Very Berry Crunch, Cranapple Crunch, and Cinnamon Crunch.
Very Berry Crunch: I like this flavor the best. The berry flavor is strong throughout the product. The taste reminds me of Special K’s red berries cereal. This looked more like a cereal more than a granola to me. Granola tends to have big clumps here and there, but this particular bag was just in a million individual brown rice flakes and rice crisps. There is nothing wrong with that, I’m just pointing that out.
Cinnamon Crunch: Has a nice crunch to it with good cinnamon flavor and nice dried raisins throughout the bag. Again, don’t expect granola clumps, just individual flakes and crisps. Since the granola is so fine, I think it would be awesome if you mix in 1/2 granola, and 1/2 regular cereal just to offset the high calories, but still get to enjoy a bowl of granola for breakfast.
Cranapple Crunch: Very tart tasting from the cranberries. Big plump cranberry present in the bag. I was surprised at the texture since I was expecting it to the the same as the Very Berry and Cinnamon Crunch. The Cranapple looked like granola the most since it did have big chunks here and there and they did not looks like “flakes.” The smaller pieces looked like bread crumbs and the bigger chunks were just the smaller pieces “glued” together.
Glancing at the ingredient lists the base of the granola is mainly brown rice flakes, brown rice syrup, brown rice bran, and rice crisps with added ground flaxseed and dried fruit. I’ve never had a gluten free granola before and to be honest, I can’t tell that these are gluten free if someone served it to me blindly. The only thing I noticed was that they appear to be much smaller pieces than regular granola.
One serving of 1/2 a cup (52g) is 170 to 180 calories, 3 to 3.5 WW, 1.5 to 3.5 grams of fat, zero cholesterol, 10 to 20 milligram of sodium, 34 to 35 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 9 to 11 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein. Also, it includes thiamin 70%, niacin 10%, folate 10%, zinc 10%, vitamin C 6%, iron 35%, riboflavin 15%, vitamin B6 15%, magnesium 20%, and pantothenic 10% (all based on a 2,000 calorie diet).
Retails: MSRP $4.99 to $5.49
My Cost: Free
Calories: 170 to 180 per 1/2 cup
WW: 3 to 3.5