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Which Clif Bar Has the Best Ingredients?

In this series, Flavors Uncovered, we will be discussing the nutritional differences of various foods and drinks. This time, which Clif Bar has the most vitamins?

 

As mentioned here, the flavor of a product almost always decides its nutrients.

This is especially true in the case of healthier, more “natural” products. That’s due to the use of actual ingredients, like blueberries instead of blueberry flavoring. The difference of whether or not there are blueberries changes the calories, macronutrientsSubstances required in large amounts to survive. They are pr... More, and micronutrientsSomething we need in very small amounts to stay alive. The e... More in your food.

 

Firstly, there are 20 flavors of Clif bars. Three of them are seasonal:

  1. Hot Chocolate
  2. Iced Gingerbread
  3. Pumpkin Spiced Pie

The newest addition to the Clif Bar family is Berry Pomegranate Chia.

 

Now I will include the data and facts in this following table. Please feel free to skip over. Just thought some people may want to read, as I for one am not a huge advocate for taking a stranger from the internet’s word for something without proof.

See also: What’s on the Nutrition Label?

 

Clif BarIngredientsAllergensMay Contain Traces Of
Base of Every BarOrganic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Rolled Oats, Soy Protein Isolate, Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Soy Flour, Organic Oat Fiber, Rice Flour, NaturalThis term, to be honest, does not mean much. It simply means... More Flavors, Barley Malt Extract SoyWheat
 Apricot Dried Apricots, Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Date Paste, Organic Sunflower Oil, , Lemon Juice Concentrate, Rice Starch, Citric Acid"Citric acid is the compound 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarbo... More, Sea Salt, Ascorbic AcidAnother name for vitamin c., Calcium CarbonateCaCO3; Various uses: an antacid, a source of dietary calcium... More, Annatto (for Color)
Banana Nut BreadWalnuts, Organic Dried Bananas, Organic Date Paste, Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Banana Powder, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Organic Soybean Oil, Salt, Cocoa Butter‡, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin"Food grade lecithin is a complex mixture of substances deri... More, Mixed Tocopherols (AntioxidantSubstances that protect cells from free radicals. Examples a... More).WalnutsMilk, Peanuts, and other Tree Nuts
Berry Pomegranate ChiaOrganic Chia Seeds, , Organic Cranberries, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Dried Strawberries, Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, , Citric Acid, Pomegranate Powder, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).Peanuts
Blueberry CrispOrganic Almonds, Concentrated Apple Puree, Organic Date Paste, Dried Blueberries, Almond Butter, Organic Invert Sugar"An aqueous solution of inverted or partly inverted, refined... More Syrup, Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Glucose Syrup, Organic Sunflower Oil, Blueberry Puree, Sea Salt, , Citric Acid, , Pectin, Elderberry Juice Concentrate (for Color), Lemon Powder, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).AlmondsPeanuts and other Tree Nuts
Carrot CakeOrganic Dried Apples, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Dried Carrots, Organic Raisins, Cocoa Butter‡, Coconut, Organic Soybean Oil, Soy Flour, Rice Starch, Salt, Nutmeg, Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Cinnamon, Cloves.CoconutMilk, Peanuts, and other Tree Nuts
Chocolate Almond FudgeAlmond Butter, Organic Fig Paste, Cocoa‡, Almonds, Dried Cane Syrup, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Cocoa Butter‡, Sea Salt, , Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).AlmondsMilk, Peanuts, and other Tree Nuts
Chocolate BrownieDried Cane Syrup, Cocoa‡, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Organic Date Paste, Alkalized Cocoa‡, Organic Sunflower Oil, Cocoa Butter‡, Sea Salt, , Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin..Milk
Chocolate ChipDried Cane Syrup, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Date Paste, Cocoa Butter‡, Molasses Powder, Organic Soybean Oil, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Cinnamon.Milk, Peanuts, and other Tree Nuts
Chocolate Chip Peanut CrunchOrganic Peanut Butter, Peanut Flour, Peanuts, Dried Cane Syrup, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Organic Date Paste, Sea Salt, Cocoa Butter‡, Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin.PeanutsMilk and Tree Nuts
Coconut Chocolate ChipOrganic Coconut, Dried Cane Syrup, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Date Paste, Cocoa Butter‡, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).CoconutMilk
Cool Mint ChocolateAlkalized Cocoa‡, Organic Fig Paste, , Organic Oat Flour, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Soybean Oil, Cocoa Butter‡, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Soy Flour, Green Tea Extract (Contains Caffeine), Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Soy Lecithin, Baking Soda, Organic Vanilla Extract.Milk, Peanuts, and other Tree Nuts
Crunchy Peanut ButterOrganic Peanut Butter, Peanut Flour, Peanuts, Organic Date Paste, Sea Salt.PeanutsTree Nuts
Hot ChocolateOrganic Dried Cane Syrup, Cocoa, Cocoa Butter, Organic Date Paste, Organic Sunflower Oil, Soy Flour, Sea Salt, Organic Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin.Milk
Iced GingerbreadOrganic Molasses, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Pecans, Organic Raisins, Cocoa Butter, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Ginger, Soy Flour, Salt, Safflower Oil, Ginger, Cinnamon, Organic Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Cloves, Nutmeg, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).PecansMilk, Peanuts, and other Tree Nuts
Nuts and SeedsSunflower Seeds, Organic Almonds, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seed Butter, Sea Salt, Sunflower Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).Peanuts and AlmondsOther Tree Nuts
Oatmeal Raisin WalnutOrganic Raisins, Walnuts, Organic Soybean Oil, Molasses Powder, Cinnamon, Rice Starch, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant). WalnutsPeanuts and other Tree Nuts
Peanut Toffee BuzzOrganic Peanut Butter, Organic Peanuts, Peanut Flour, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Date Paste, Cocoa Butter‡, Organic Cocoa Butter‡, Salt, Soy Flour, Green Tea Extract (Contains Caffeine), Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin.PeanutsMilk and Tree Nuts
Sierra Trail MixOrganic Raisins, Organic Peanuts, Organic Peanut Butter, Dried Cane Syrup, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Organic Date Paste, Sea Salt, Cocoa Butter‡, Sunflower Oil, Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant). PeanutsMilk and Tree Nuts
Spiced Pumpkin PiePumpkin Flakes, Organic Dried Apples, Organic Raisins, Organic Date Paste, Organic Almonds, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Cocoa Butter‡, Cinnamon, Salt, Soy Flour, Ginger, Cloves, Nutmeg, Organic Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Annatto (for Color), Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).AlmondsMilk, Peanuts, and other Tree Nuts
 White Chocolate Macadamia NutMacadamia Nuts, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Cocoa Butter‡, Organic Soybean Oil, Soy Flour, Salt, Organic Date Paste, Organic Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant).Macadamia NutsMilk, Peanuts, and other Tree Nuts


See also:
How to Understand and Apply the Nutrition Facts

 

The Verdict?

My personal favorite is the Crunchy Peanut Butter, with the least and most simple ingredients. If looking for a hypoallergenic bar, however, I suggest the Apricot.

 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

Source(s):

Clif Bar. Find Your Favorite. http://www.clifbar.com/products/clif-bar/clifbar. Accessed 26 November 2016.

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