I picked up all 4 flavors of the brand new Clif C Fruit & Nut Bars at Whole Foods the other day when I was there. The bars were $.99 each and I thought they would be good to keep in my purse for an “emergency” food source. I love portable gluten-free foods. Usually I keep a Lara Bar, Pure Bar or Zing Bar in my purse, but it is nice to switch it up.
I have tried the Clif Nectar bars, though they have changed some, and use Clif Shots & Clif Shot Bloks for fueling mid-run, so I am familiar with their products. The Clif Shots & Shot Bloks are some of the only gels that don’t upset my stomach when I use them. I seem to have issues with the GU & PowerBar brands lately.
The Clif C bars have a nut crust, fruit filling & nuts & sea salt sprinkled on top. They have a short ingredient list, a bonus on my list. The bars are 70% Organic & have a whole serving of fruit in them. The Clif C bars come in 4 flavors: Apple, Blueberry, Raspberry & Cherry Pomegranate. The bars have 130 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber & 2 grams of protein. These are snack size and not meant to be meal replacement bars. The bars have no added gluten, though there is gluten processed in the same plant.
I really liked these bars. They had a great texture & flavor. They remind me of a fruit tart of sorts. They are a bit soft, so take care if you choose to carry them in your purse or bag. I noticed that keeping them in the refrigerator helped firm them up a bit & they were just as good. If you made me choose a favorite flavor, I think I would have to go with the blueberry, as it is my favorite fruit. They are another great gluten-free option to have on hand.
Have you tried these bars? What did you think?