Which Clif Bar rings in as flavor champion in the unofficial in-the-field 'taste-off'? Could it be Chocolate Almond Fudge? Or perhaps Black Cherry is the winner?
Well wait a minute- I haven't actually eaten my way through ALL of these Clif Bars yet but there is a clear front runner emerging from the pack...Oatmeal Raisin Walnut (aka ohmygodgood). If you like oatmeal raisin cookies or a good bowl of steaming rolled oats for breaky then this is your bar. I am hooked. Moist, chewy, not too sweet, real oat flakes, 70% organic ingredients...what more could you ask for?
Pulling up the far rear is the forgettable Peanut Toffee Buzz...tasted like a mix of all the other bars to be honest. And really, if you are advertising Toffee-let there be delicious nuggets of toffee!
While I believe Clif bars to be the perfect (packaged) fuel for biking or hiking workouts...they can be um challenging ( to say the least) to get down during a hard effort on a run. For more intense workouts I have found a new favorite in Clif Shot Blocks (and no I am not sponsored by Clif-although I am thinking I should probably contact them:). With flavors like Margarita with Salt and Pina Colada these little cubes of jelly sound more like Friday night shooters than racing food. Actually they are fantastic little blocks of energy and electrolytes! Similar to my old favorite-Sharkies- these blocks pack a greater caloric value per gram and melt in your mouth way easier for a quick easy to digest snack on the run. Bet you can't stop at one...
Will get back to you with the final results in the coming weeks...
Munch munch munch,