Thursday, May 21, 2015

CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars: Product Review

Adam is a classic nosher. He loves to nibble all day, especially when he is at the office.  He tries to eat as healthy as possible and indulge his sweet cravings with things that are somewhat nutritious.  So when a generous selection of CLIF's new Organic Trail Mix Bars were sent to us, I knew he was the one to give them a try.  That being said, the kids whined about not being able to get in on the fun.  But Adam usually keeps several boxes of snack bars handy at his desk, so he could compare them to the others he usually buys.

We got one of each of their dark chocolate varieties, as well as a coconut almond peanut flavour.  Adam found them filling, thanks to the fibre, and taste-wise, he liked the dark chocolate cherry almond kind best, as he found it sweetest (he has a big sweet tooth).  His only complaint is that they are pretty hard when cold, but when warm they get sticky (he hates getting his fingers sticky when working on the computer).

Basically, if you are looking for a not-to-sweet snack bar with a bit of protein and fibre (and don't mind sticky hands!), this is a good bet.  Personally, I am not a fan of all the added sugars (tapioca syrup, cane syrup, etc.), nor of the fact that the fibre comes from inulin.  That being said, the total sugar count is 13g per bar, which isn't bad compared to other comparable bars.  In fact, they have half the sugar of regular CLIF bars.  They are also gluten-free, which is great for those who have to avoid it.  Good job CLIF!

Disclosure: We were sent a selection of CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars for free but all of our opinions are our own.

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