Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Review: Clif Bar Organics Trail Mix Bar

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As climbers, we are the "bring only the essentials along type of folk".  Why?  Because all of the crap we carry with us is pretty damn heavy.  Minimalists by nature I guess, but we still have to eat to sustain ourselves through the long runouts, epic highballs, and grueling hikes to get on that one true line that calls our name.  There are a lot of foods that we'd like to carry with us (sandwiches, bananas, pizzas, etc.), but that just isn't going to work out without a possible mess in the backpack and space consumption.  So, what food is it that climbers can't get enough of at the crag?  Easy enough, snack bars.  They're easy to carry, various flavors, and are generally pretty healthy for you.

A lot of work gets put into the rock.  A lot of energy is needed to sustain all day climbing.

I always carry tons of different snack bars out with me to the crag and I go to the crag often.  I am always on the lookout for different flavors.  One of my favorite go to brands for snack bars is Clif Bar and Company.  I was intrigued when their new Clif's Organics snack bar line came onto the market.  Clif Bar has always been a favorite for climbers, mostly due to the nutritional value and helping them stay primed for the next route or boulder.

Clif Bar was kind enough to send out a selection of the Organics products for me to try.  I took them out on my climbing trips to find out if they had the taste and the ability to keep me energized throughout the day. The samples included the dark chocolate peanut butter, dark chocolate pomegranate raspberry, and coconut almond peanut.

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All of them had a great taste and the consistency was what you would expect of something made with natural ingredients.  The Organics line also has the visual deliciousness element, in that you can see the ingredients you are eating and makes it more appealing.  The one that stood out the most for me was the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter.  The taste and texture were perfect. I also found that these bars packed enough punch in them to sustain me through the day while bouldering/rock climbing.

I hope everyone enjoyed the spray about the Clif Bar Organics.  Check them out at your local grocer and make sure to bring them along on your next adventure!

Disclosure:  Clif Bar provided me samples of the Organic line in exchange for an honest review on this website.  The opinions expressed are my own and are in no way influenced by receiving of such samples.