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Consumers tell us they want a simple choice in an energy bar not complicated formulas or gimmicks. What we've done is taken a balanced approach to widely held principles of good nutrition, creating a blend of proteins and carbohydrates that the body can best absorb and use. At the same time, we continue to make taste a top priority.
What are the nutritional benefits of Clif Bars?
Clif Bars contain carbohydrates, good to excellent amounts of protein (9-11 grams) and good amounts of fiber (4-5 grams). Clif Bars also contain 23 vitamins and minerals and are free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives and ingredients sourced from GMOs.
What is Clif® Bar?
Clif Bar is the original energy bar made with organic ingredients that delivers an optimal blend of nutrition for sustained energy. Clif Bar uses whole ingredients you can see and taste, such as oats, dried fruits and nuts, to create delicious, convenient food that’s good for you and for the planet.
Why eat Clif Bars?
Athletes and active people have high energy demands. With a mix of carbohydrates, protein and fiber, Clif Bars supply working muscles with the energy they need for extended periods of activity. Wholesome and nutrient-dense, Clif Bars steadily increase blood sugar levels without creating a precipitous “sugar crash.” Clif Bars help athletes and active people who respect their bodies and the planet to push farther with sustained energy.
When should you eat Clif Bars?
For best results, Clif Bars should be eaten about one to three hours before exercise along with water to prevent hunger and supply energy to working muscles. During prolonged, lower intensity exercise such as hiking or bike touring, Clif Bars can be eaten during activity to help satiate hunger and meet carbohydrate demands. Clif Bars can also be eaten after exercise, as a snack between meals or during a long, busy day to help sustain energy.
Are Clif Bars appropriate for kids to eat?
Because Clif Bars are formulated with adult needs in mind, children should not eat a whole bar until their nutritional needs more closely match those of an adult (around ages 9-13). Children ages 4-9 could have half on occasion and as with all food choices, parents should use their best judgment.
How are Clif Bars different from other bars?
Clif Bar uses whole ingredients you can see and taste, such as oats, fruits and nuts, to create delicious, convenient food that’s good for you and for the planet.
Why are Clif Bars made with 70% organic ingredients?
Organic farming and agriculture is good for people and the planet. By using organically grown ingredients, we help keep harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilizers out of the environment and our bodies. Organic produces less pollution and helps create nutrient-rich soil and increases biodiversity. Organic foods are a healthy choice to sustain people and the planet for future generations.
Do Clif Bars contain GMOs or bioengineered ingredients?
Clif Bar & Company is committed to sourcing ingredients that are not genetically engineered in all of our products. We have stringent protocols for GMOs which includes requiring affidavits from ingredient suppliers demonstrating they can meet our non GMO requirements.
Are Clif Bars kosher?
Clif Bars are Kosher Dairy. There are no dairy products in our bars; however, the vendor we purchase our non-dairy chocolate chips from makes chips containing dairy in the same building.
Are Clif Bars vegan-friendly?
Yes. There are no ingredients derived from animals in Clif Bars.
Do Clif Bars contain gluten?
All Clif Bar flavors contain organic rolled oats and barley malt extract. Oats and barley malt extract contain a natural amount of gluten. Gluten is an elastic protein substance naturally occurring in most grains.
On the Nutrition Facts food label, are the grams of Other Carb. in addition to the Total Carb. listed?
No, the Total Carb. includes all carbohydrates fiber, sugar, and other carbs.
Can you eat Clif Bars if you are allergic to nuts?
No, all Clif Bar flavors may contain traces of nuts.
Is there any caffeine in Clif Bars?
Yes, there are 3-5 mg of caffeine in Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch, Chocolate Almond Fudge and Cookies 'n Cream. Chocolate naturally contains a trace amount of caffeine. Cool Mint Chocolate and Peanut Toffee Buzz each contain 50mg of caffeine from green tea extract.
Why is there no dairy in your chocolate?
Not all chocolate has dairy. We use semi-sweet chocolate, the main ingredient of which is cocoa butter.
What is the difference between whole rice syrup and brown rice syrup?
Whole rice syrup refers to rice syrup derived from unprocessed kernels of rice, either brown or white. Brown rice syrup is derived solely from kernels of brown rice.
What is rice crisp? Is it baked or puffed?
Rice crisp is puffed rice.
Why is the protein content in the Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch and Crunchy Peanut Butter Bar so high?
The protein in those Clif Bar flavors comes from peanuts and soy nuts.
Is there any MSG in Clif Bars?
Are Clif Bars GMO-free?
Yes, our bars do not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
What is evaporated cane juice?
It is natural sweetener made from the juice of sugar and is less processed than other sugars.
What are the approximate diabetic exchanges of the bar?
Carbohydrate 3, lean protein 1, fat 1.
How much soy protein and isoflavones are in the bar?
The bar ranges from 8-10 grams of soy protein and 9-16 milligrams of isoflavones.
Is a Clif Bar a meal replacement?
No, they do not have enough calories in them to replace a whole meal by themselves. Having a Clif Bar with a piece of fruit or yogurt would add to the calorie content and may hold you over a bit longer.
Are there any herbs in the bars?
No, there are no herbs/botanicals in the bars.
What are omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that promote heart health and may reduce the risk of many other diseases.
What are the sources of Omega-3's in Clif Bar?
Omega-3's come in different forms from various foods. Clif Bar contains omega-3's in the form of alpha linoleic acid (ALA) from organic flaxseed and walnuts. ALA is converted Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DHA), forms of omega-3's readily used by the body (found in fish such as salmon, cod, and tuna). There is a growing body of evidence that suggests EPA and DHA can help to lower cholesterol and decrease inflammation both of which are associated with promoting heart health.