Clif Bar add two snack bar lines and new flavours

Healthy energy bars to beat junk food

Energy food company Clif Bar have added two new snack bar lines to their range. They're not aimed at cyclists, but rather at health-conscious individuals looking to satiate their hunger without resorting to junk food.

The Clif C bar is lightly baked with nine ingredients (all of which you can actually pronounce), and essentially consists of a crushed nut base with a pureed fruit top, all of which is then sprinkled with bits of sea salt and more nuts to provide a little more 'pop'. 

Clif Bar communications manager Dean Mayer and brand manager Chris Randall admit that the Clif C bar's softer texture and slightly sticky exterior may not lend itself to use on the bike but as a pre- or post-ride option, it definitely tastes more like real food to us. It's available in Apple, Blueberry, Cherry Pomegranate and Raspberry varieties.

Clif bar admits that its new clif c bar is more of a snack product than something to eat while on the bike as the texture is probably too soft to handle in the heat of the moment.  but it is awfully tasty nonetheless.:

The new Clif C bar

Also new is the Clif Crunch granola bar – again, not a cycling-specific item but a worthwhile option if you've tired of typical energy food options. Clif make the 70 percent organic Crunch with a slightly moister texture than usual and include whole chips (chocolate, peanut butter, etc) in the mix as well. 

Two bars are included in each package and flavour options include Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia, Peanut Butter and Honey Oat. Clif Bar will package the new Crunch in packs of five when they become available later this summer. 

Some familiar products will also get some new flavours. Last season's Cola-flavoured Clif Shot Bloks are replaced with Tropical Punch (with 25mg of caffeine instead of 50mg) and the popular Clif Minis gain Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Blueberry Crisp and Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch varieties. 

Clif bar has added blueberry crisp, chocolate chip peanut crunch, and oatmeal raisin walnut to its range of clif minis.:

Clif Bar have added Blueberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch, and Oatmeal Raisin Walnut to their range of Clif Minis

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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