I worked 11 hours yesterday and am writing this at 7am as I am preparing myself for another day in work. I am so unbelievably tired, at least I have a short shift today.
Today’s review is on some Clif bars, I had seen a few people saying that these were really nice so I decided to give them a try.
The bars are made with organic oats and are a source of vitamins B6 and B12 which aid in energy release. They also contain protein and fibre. While they are made in the same factory as dairy products so they can’t say that there may be traces they are suitable for vegans. I opted for the crunchy peanut butter and the chocolate chip.
The first one I opened was the peanut butter variety because peanut butter is holy. These bars are quite chunky, for the amount of oats in it it didn’t feel like a particularly oaty bar. It was a little tough and I would have preferred something closer to a flapjack. I found the brown rice syrup quite strong, it was fighting for first place with the taste of peanut butter. It tasted a little burnt and was quite chewy. To be honest I don’t know if the bar was my cup of tea but I do think that I need to give it another try before I write it off completely.
Ingredients: Brown Rice Syrup, ClifPro™ (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Soy Flour, Roasted Soybeans), Rolled Oats (15.2%), Cane Syrup, Peanut Butter (6.3%) (Peanuts, Salt),Peanut Flour, Peanuts, ClifCrunch™ (Apple Fibre, Oat Fibre, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Milled Flaxseed, Psyllium), Date Paste, Flavourings, Sea Salt.
The chocolate chip bar had a similar texture and the same overpowering brown rice syrup, the chocolate chips were a lovely addition and provided a softer texture to a tough chewy bar. However, the cinnamon in this bar was quite strong and I could really taste it, I’m not much of a cinnamon fan so that was a bit disappointing. I’m not sure I’d try this one again just because of the cinnamon.
Ingredients: Brown Rice Syrup, ClifPro™ (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Roasted Soybeans, Soy Flour), Rolled Oats (17.3%), Chocolate Chips (6.7%) (Dried Cane Syrup, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), Cane Syrup, ClifCrunch™ (Oat Fibre, Apple Fibre, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Milled Flaxseed, Psyllium), Date Paste,Soybean Paste (Roasted Soybeans, Soybean Oil, Salt), Sunflower Oil, Molasses Powder, Sea Salt, Flavourings, Cinnamon.
I paid £1.79 for each of the 68g bars at Holland and Barrett, which is a reasonable price.
I hope you’ve had a good start to your week,