Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mega Chunks are free from 14 allergens, including wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, egg, dairy, shellfish (thank goodness there’s none of that in our chocolate chips, huh?), and more. That’s because they’re made in a dedicated nut-free and gluten-free facility, making them absolutely school-safe and accessible to a wider audience. It’s definitely hinted at in the noticeably brief ingredient list. cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa butter. We picked up the “Mega Chunks” because the only others available were mini chips, and since these chunks are semisweet, we thought the difference was minimal. For the utmost clarity of testing, we chopped a chunk to regular chip size before conceding that it was an unnecessary step. The integrity remains. A minor argument began, however, between the merits of a chocolate chip cookie versus a chocolate chunk cookie, but we had to focus on this serious work, so we made our peace and moved on.
We were happy that a vegan chip meant very few sacrifices on taste. If you need allergen-free chips in your school bake sale contribution, fear not. These aren’t perfect since they weren’t the most decadent or complex in their cocoa flavor, so we could still taste the missing pieces when compared back to back with something like Ghirardelli. But overall you don’t lose anything major while gaining food safety. Slight differences in depth of flavor did become more apparent when tasted straight from the bag, though, so keep that in mind.