I consider myself to be very lucky in that I’m not allergic or intolerant to soy. Many people are, though, so chocolate is a problem. Go look on almost any package of chocolate you have nearby, and you’ll see the ingredient “soy lecithin.” Yes, even that small trace amount can negatively affect people who can’t tolerate soy.
That’s what I consider to be the GREAT news about Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks.* They’re soy-free! (I take for granted that they’re gluten-free and dairy-free, or else I wouldn’t be eating them. Anything else is gravy for me.)
I just had to bake them into chocolate chip cookies.
The cookies turned out really well, and I really like the mega chocolate chunks. They’re about twice as big as a regular chocolate chip.
I asked my dad (who, to my knowledge, doesn’t have any food issues) if he could taste a difference between these and the popular brand of semi-sweet chocolate chips he keeps in the freezer. He said he couldn’t, which I took to be a good thing.
Between my inability to eat gluten, dairy and corn, that cuts out the vast majority of processed and pre-packaged goods. When I see a product that only has three ingredients (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor (Non-Alcoholic), Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter), I’m thrilled. In my book, the fewer ingredients, the better.
The cookies (and just the chunks themselves!) disappeared so quickly that I’ve already made a second batch of cookies with them (and had to supplement with regular chocolate chips)! They’re delicious…in or out of cookies.
If you’re local to Utah County, you can find them at Good Earth. You can also find them at Enjoy Life Foods Where To Buy.
* In the interest of full disclosure, Enjoy Life contacted me and asked me to review these two products. They are not paying me, and I’m writing what I actually think.