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Clif Bars: What’s the Fuss?

Filed Under: Health Foods at 3:21 pm | By: Susan Coyle, Senior Editor
Clif BarClif Bars have been getting a lot of hype lately. The company is well known for its eco-friendly stance, which automatically endears it to the environmentalists of the world, and the variety of flavors draws in everyone else. You can get a bar to suit nearly every taste, and that, given the growing number of picky palates, is more than enough to elicit love. But is that love warranted? Do the bars hold up to their reputation?

Not wanting you to buy something that could or could not be delicious, I opted to sample a few Clif Bars. I have now tried the Crunchy Peanut Butter, the Oatmeal Raisin Walnut and the Black Cherry Almond. And I’m not going to lie: they were all quite tasty. However, when I initially opened each wrapper, I wasn’t so sure that this taste test was a good idea. They aren’t exactly pretty. They are brown rectangles with oats, raisins and various ingredients mashed together, forming a rather odd looking blob that I was hesitant to eat. But for you, my loyal readers, I’ll do anything, and so I bit each one . . . and then polished them off.

My favorite was the Black Cherry Almond. It had the most unique taste, an alluring combination of fruit and nuts that had you searching the wrapper for crumbs. Crunchy Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin Walnut reminded me of the cookies my grandfather made whenever my sisters and I visited as children – chewy, delicious and packed with oats. I ate them over a series of days not wanting to overload on Clif Bars in one afternoon, and each one left me fully satisfied. I didn’t crave something else moments later, scrounging desperately for a snack in my desk drawer or purse. I was content, and I understood why people love Clif Bars.

So if you’re looking for an energy bar, think Clif. Buy a box of any flavor, and then buy a few more. Stock up, because once you start eating them, you won’t want to stop.

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One Response to “Clif Bars: What’s the Fuss?”

  1. mario lopez says:

    It is March already, and I have not been able to start my new year’s diet. Does anyone knows of a friendly diet for a man in is 30s? My problem is that I am to lazy to cook a healthy meal for a single person.

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