As we reported in a previous review of Clif Bars, they’ve been around for quite a while now, and they specialize in various product lines that all have to do with nutrition bars–Luna, Clif, Clif Kidz, Kit’s Organic, Mojo, Clif Builder’s, Clif Shot, and Clif Crunch bars. You can find Clif products at your local grocery store, major chain stores, and online, as well as larger warehouse stores like CostCo or Sams Club. For this review, we’ll be looking at three different flavors from their line of Kidz bars: Iced Oatmeal Cookie, Chocolate Chip, and a season flavor called Full Moon Brownie. By the time everything is said and done, we will have taken a picture of and talked about each bar that Clif has to offer, so stay tuned for future reviews. To learn more about the Clif Bar company, be sure and head to their web-site for more information on their line of products. Also, be sure and check out the Food Review 101 Facebook page!
Each Clif Kidz bar is 95% organic, has 8-11 grams of whole grains, and contains 12 essential vitamins and minerals, making it both a healthy and tasty nutrition bar. First, we tried out their Chocolate Chip flavor, and simply judging from the appearance of the bar, we were in for quite a treat. Not only does the bar have a chocolate stripe running the length of the bar, it’s also loaded with chocolate chips, giving this bar a big bump in terms of chocolate goodness. The texture of the bar was decent; however, it was a bit chewier than the Clif’s regular line of nutrition bars. After that, we tried out their Iced Oatmeal Cookie bar, and we’re pretty sure that we actually enjoyed this bar more than the chocolate chip one. This little treat just screams oatmeal cookie, mainly because it has just a bit of sweetness to it from the white chocolate topping, and a hint of cinnamon in it to really pull everything together. Lastly, we tried out their seasonal flavor, Full Moon Brownie, which we think will get everyone in the spirit for Halloween. This bar is described by Clif as a white chocolate chip brownie, and we would have to agree with them on that simple statement. The bar has a chocolate brownie quality to it, which mixes well with the white chocolate chips and white chocolate line that runs the length and width of the bar. Whether or not this bar will help you celebrate Halloween better is anyone’s guess, but it was still a darn good bar nonetheless. Overall (4 out of 5).
The pros are that they have a decent amount of flavors to choose from, everything tasted like its namesake, the texture is good, it doesn’t contain any high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, it’s made with healthful ingredients, and you can find them almost anywhere they sell food.
The cons are that it may have too many sugars for some people (granted it’s low GI).
- Calories 130
- Fat 3.5g
- Sodium 95mg
- Carbs 24g
- Fiber 3g
- Sugar 11g
- Protein 2g