|Rating:||9 / 10|
|Value for Money||2.3 / 2.5|
|Taste||2.1 / 2.5|
|Convenience||2.4 / 2.5|
|Weight||2.2 / 2.5|
Clif Energy bars are one of the best known snack products in the recreation industry and are used by a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts including hikers.
These bars are often touted as a meal replacement which is fine for a short day hike but on long days where you are burning a lot of calories they really are only snack ranging between 240-260 calories.
I find that on multi week trips I, like many others, get ‘food fatigue’ and as a result I will start out having a cliff bar a day for the first 4 days then change to every three days thereafter as the taste between the different varieties blurs.
These bars provide good energy and unlike chocolate bars don’t tend to give you that sugar hit but instead release over a period of hours.
While Clif in the US have a huge range (20 bars), the Australian market has been targeted and we have nine varieties available to us. Clif also do a range of nut butter filled bars which are really moorish.
The most economical way to buy cliff bars are as a box of 12 but unfortunately they don’t do mixed boxes. Everyone I have talked to has their own personal preference and for me its the Crunchy Peanut Butter Variety but this is purely personal.
So next time you hike loose the chocolate bars and try a Clif Bar instead.
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AUD $3.99 RRP
Cool Mint Chocolate Clif Bar
This bar tastes a bit like an Arnott’s Chocolate Mint Slice biscuit. If you dont like mint then this is not for you
Coconut Chocolate Chip Clif Bar
Just a hint of coconut but nothing that really stands out
Chocolate Chip Clif Bar
Again the taste on this bar is a bit non descriptive. Nice but nothing special
Chocolate Brownie Clif Bar
This chocolate brownie flavoured bar sits in the mid range of ‘moist’ and is one for brownie fans
Crunchy peanut Butter Clif Bar
This bar definitely has a peanut butter taste but its not overpowering. My favourite!
Chocolate Almond Fudge Clif Bar
A distinct flavour which I like. This bar has a hint of Almond
White Macadamea Chocolate Clif Bar
I find the taste a bit non-discript on this bar. At best it tastes ‘Oaty’
Clif Bar Oatmeal Rasin Walnut
This is an excellent option and has a strong taste of walnuts although the raisins are hard to detect
Sierra Trail Mix Clif Bar.
This variety tastes like a seeded muesli bar. Not bad
Bluberry Crisp Clif Bar.
A stronger taste and a bit sweeter
This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker