Clif Bar energy bar £1.25

Organic whole grain, protein and fibre bar

BikeRadar score 4/5

This distinctively free-form splat of a snack might look like something you’d find on your shoe after running with a vegan dog, but in taste and texture terms Clif bars are in a different class. They even passed muster for the kids’ packed lunches. 

They’re a bit more fatty and fibre-rich than other bars we’ve tried, and there’s a fair amount of chewing to do before they’re on their way. 

There’s plenty of protein in the rice/oat/soy/fruit mix, though, and energy delivery is stable and steady whatever intensity you’re working at, though they are better suited to slower stuff. 

Clif use as high a proportion of organic (70 percent) and ethically sourced ingredients as possible, they’re resistant to extremes of temperature and they’re good value too.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

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