• Weight 68 grams
  • Calories/serve 240-260 calories
  • Cost $3.99

Clif Energy Bars



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 Review

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.

We Like

  • A range of flavours
  • Relatively lightweight
  • Filling and doesn’t give you a sugar rush all in one go like some products do
  • Readily available in both outdoor stores and larger supermarkets

We Don't Like

  • If you eat these every day on a long trip the tastes becomes hard to tell apart between the different varieties

Best Uses

  • All Outdoor activities

Buy One

You can purchase Clif Energy Bars from a wide range of outdoor stores including Macpac, Snowys, or Wildfire Sports This product is often on sale so check out both links for the best price

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AUD $3.99 RRP


Other Versions

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

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