Clif Bar Seasonal Flavors
I’ve shared my thoughts regarding Clif Bar in earlier posts that you can read here (giveaway–has since ended) and here (review). I feel great about this brand because it provides high quality, hearty, yummy bars that are made of mostly organic ingredients. They are great snacks if you are on the go, are backpacking, picnicking, or simply want a fulfilling snack.
These seasonal flavors sound AWESOME. I especially could not wait to try the Spiced Pumpkin Pie, as my husband and I both go crazy over all things pumpkin.
Here is a bit from Clif Bar describing these limited-edition, seasonal flavors:
“CLIF® Bar introduces its newest seasonal flavor, Pecan Pie. Pecan Pie brings together delicious nuts and spices to create a traditional, nostalgic flavor reminiscent of the holidays. Made with organic ingredients specifically chosen by athletes and foodies in the CLIF Kitchen, the recipe delivers nutrition for sustained energy.
Now in its 11th year, the limited-edition CLIF Bar seasonal lineup includes: Pecan Pie, Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie. All three seasonal flavors are available nationwide while supplies last (SRP $1.39).
”The winter season gives us an opportunity to put a holiday twist on our traditional flavors,” said CLIF Bar Brand Director, Dan Hickle. “Like the first snowfall of the year, the arrival of the seasonal CLIF Bar flavors is something that fans tell us they look forward to all year.”
CLIF Bar will donate one percent of seasonal net sales to Protect Our Winters, a not-for-profit organization fighting against climate change. CLIF Bar and Protect Our Winters are dedicated to educating, engaging and mobilizing the winter sports community to Protect the Places We Play™.
“We are thrilled to work with CLIF Bar again this winter season,” said Professional Snowboarder and Protect Our Winters Founder, Jeremy Jones. “CLIF Bar and Protect Our Winters share a passion and desire to fight climate change through education, activism and support of community-based initiatives.”
Like all CLIF Bar flavors, Pecan Pie, Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie are made with 70 percent organic ingredients and are a good source of protein and fiber. All Clif Bar & Company foods have zero grams of trans fat, and do not contain partially-hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and synthetic preservatives. In addition, Clif Bar & Company only sources ingredients that are not genetically engineered.”
My Description & Thoughts on these flavors:
Clif Bar does an exceptional job of creating flavors that truly taste even better than they sound on the packaging. These bars could even be eaten as a healthier replacement for the treat they are emulating!
Spiced Pumpkin Pie: LOVE this bar! We were merely fighting over this one in our household due to our collective affinity for pumpkin. This is a more sensible way to take care of your pumpkin pie craving. The cinnamon and other spices stand out in this bar. It is extra delicious with a glass of coconut or almond milk.
Iced Gingerbread: Gingerbread is typically not my favorite “holiday flavor.” That said, I did like this bar, as Clif Bar always has a way of making their bars yummy. You can certainly distinguish that this is a gingerbread flavored bar, and that zip of ginger is enjoyable.
Pecan Pie: this bar has all of the hearty, nutty goodness of pecan pie without the goopy texture that typically comes with that holiday favorite. It’s delicious and filling. If you typically gravitate towards pecan pie, this bar won’t disappoint you.
I’d recommend these bars to anyone that’s craving these seasonal flavors but haven’t been able to find a healthier way to eat them. They are also great when broken up into chunks and sprinkled over the top of a smoothie.
*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.