Product Review: Clif C Fruit & Nut Bars
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Mar 20 2010

Product Review: Clif C Fruit & Nut Bars

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?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. I too love these bars! After I’d eaten two of them (not at the same time :)), I decided to read the package. Though I’d noted the “no gluten ingredients” statement at the store and the gluten-free tag on the shelf there, I’d not seen the “may contain traces of wheat, etc” info. Guess this is another example of companies changing their tune about stating something is gluten-free. The bars I had without question were gluten-free and yours must have been too so why the company choose to put such a disclaimer on the package is beyond me.

  2. Kim says:

    I know – I saw that later on as well. Seems that it is probably due to them processing wheat in the same facility and making a CYA statement.

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