CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars

The Clif Nut Butter Filled Bars are the newest creation from Clif Bar. Over the years Clif Bar has come out with a lot of different flavors and I think there’s something for everyone to choose from. In the last year Clif bar took their bars and created something unique.

Their newest creation is kind of like the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup candy bars but healthier. On the outside of the bar you have the classic chewiness but on the inside Clif injected a semi-gooey nut butter.

The bars are certified USDA organic. They are a non-GMO food, low glycemic and contain no partially hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, or high-fructose corn syrup. Each bar contains 7 grams of plant-based protein.

First Impressions: The bars are still chewy but not too hard or too soft. Bars that are too soft have a tendency to melt or get shapeless in your pocket or backpack. You end up trying to eat from a sticky wrapper. Bars that are too hard are often difficult to chew and you’ll need a hydration source to help you swallow. I thought the bars were very palatable.

Taste: I tested the chocolate and peanut butter bars. Both flavors are excellent to the taste buds. They are not too sweet. They have a middle-of-the-road flavor that I prefer because I don’t have to wash the taste down. If they are too dull in flavor then it is really pointless to choose a flavor. The peanut butter filling is slightly sweetened. Of course taste is subjective.

Texture: The bars have a chewy mildly smooth texture. Not too difficult to eat, even without a drink.

Cons: The bars are a bit small compared to a standard Clif bar yet each has sufficient calories in them to get you through the next few miles until you reach a grocery store while on your bike or run; about 230 per bar. (The peanut version has 230 calories, 27g total carbs including 2g fiber and 9g sugar, 7g protein). Good for consumption during your activity.

Pros: Good for eating at home as a snack or for taking it on a hike or bike ride. Less sugar and therefore good for low intensity activities when you don’t want to overload on sugar; won’t mess with your insulin levels. Good for post workout-Each bar contains 7 grams of plant-based protein.

There are four flavors — Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Almond Butter, and Peanut Butter. The bars are about $1.79 each. A standard Clif Bar is on average $1.49. They come four per box.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Clif Bars via Spotter Up. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Nutrition information

Serving Size: 1bar

  • Serving Per Container: 4

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories: 230Calories from Fat: 90



    % Daily Value*
    • Total Fat 11g16%
    • Saturated Fat 3g15%
    • Cholesterol 0mg0%
    • Sodium 150mg6%
    • Potassium 130mg4%
    • Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g10%
    • Insoluble Fiber 2g
    • Sugars 9g
    • Other Carbohydrate 15g
    • Protein 7g9%
    • Vitamin A0%
    • Vitamin C0%
    • Calcium4%
    • Iron10%
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • MetricServingSize 50g
    • Vitamin E15%
    • Magnesium8%
    • Phosphorus10%

    * Percentage of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.




Ingredients:

Organic Nut Butter Blend (Organic Almond Butter, Organic Cashew Butter), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Oat Flour, Organic Pea Protein, Organic Date Paste, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Rice Starch, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Rice Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Coconut, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors, Organic Cocoa, Organic Natural Flavors, Sunflower Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).

Allergens & Warnings:

Allergen Statement: Contains almonds, cashews, and coconut. May contain soy, peanuts, wheat, other tree nuts, and traces of milk.


 

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Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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