Product: Enjoy Life Boom CHOCO Boom Dark Chocolate Bar – $1.99+
You know what I love about Enjoy Life?
I love that I feel absolutely safe when I buy and consume their products. There is a reason for that. Enjoy Life wants the food allergic to be able to eat freely. And for that reason, this company takes it upon themselves to exclude the 8 most common food allergens in their products. We’re talking gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, fish, and shellfish. Considering that I am a Celiac who is (not uncommonly) also lactose intolerant, this means these products fit right into my wheelhouse.
And…yes…they have chocolate.
More specifically, and much to my happiness…they have DARK CHOCOLATE!! I love, love, love dark chocolate. Like…seriously love it. I have never been a big fan of milk chocolate. White chocolate…definitely not a huge fan. Dark chocolate is my vice…and it is actually one of the healthiest vices to have. Seriously. Even the books on clean eating I have been studying have mentioned dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and has been proven to lower blood pressure.
And thanks to Enjoy Life…all those benefits are brought together in a dark chocolate bar. Mmmm…snack time is so bittersweet! (See what I did there?)
With my love of dark chocolate, my roommate surprised me awhile back with the Boom CHOCO Boom Dark Chocolate Bar from Enjoy Foods. I tucked this away and had all but forgotten about it…until I ran out of dark chocolate covered edamame and wasn’t heading anywhere near Trader Joe’s for awhile. Then I remembered my chocolate stash…and this bar was right on top. Brilliant.
As I mentioned before, Enjoy Life prides itself on excluding the top 8 allergens from their products. So, I felt very confident breaking off a square of this bar to take with me for a sweet treat when the 2:00 slump hit at the office. And when said time rolled around, I happily retrieved the container I tucked it into, popped the lid, removed my little square of dark chocolate and took a little nibble.
At first, I felt that this chocolate bar was a bit on the chalky side. But once the chocolate gets warmed up in your mouth and against your tongue, it takes on that dark, divine, rich flavor that is associated with dark chocolate. It just takes a moment to get there. This indulgent treat is a powerhouse with the antioxidant properties it contains, which destroy free radicals that are thought to lead to heard disease and other ailments. Dark chocolate…more please!! Actually, with dark chocolate, a little does go a long way. And for this bar, I separated it into the 4 separate squares and took only one with me. It was perfect. And once that initial chalky flavor gave way to the bittersweet dark chocolate…the bar was consumed…and quickly.
And nutritionally speaking, this bar definitely provides a lot of sinful goodness without the guilt. The serving size is actually the entire bar, but if you’re just snacking, why not make it last longer? One square of this chocolate bar provides you with 43 calories and only 3 grams of fat. Not too bad for 8 grams of dark chocolate goodness. One square will also give you only 3 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein, and 1 gram of fiber. In addition, the Enjoy Life Boom CHOCO Boom Dark Chocolate Bar contains no sodium and no cholesterol.
As far as ingredients go, it doesn’t get much more basic than this: Natural Chocolate Liquor (Non-Alcoholic), Evaporated Cane Juice, Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter.
Yes…that really is everything.
So, if you have a sweet tooth that needs a little something every now and again, give the Enjoy Life Boom CHOCO Boom Dark Chocolate Bar a taste. It definitely gave this dark chocolate loving gluten-free, lactose-intolerant girl something to dish about. Mmmm…chocolate! Enjoy!