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Food: Our Favorite Subject

It’s true: we love talking about our food. And we love to get questions from the people who eat it. Here are some of our favorites. If there’s something you want to know and it’s not covered here, just ask. We’ll do our best to get you an answer.

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Which foods are gluten free?

To determine which Clif Bar & Company foods are gluten free, go to Find Your Favorite.

Do you work with bloggers for product reviews?

We certainly do and we appreciate your interest and help spreading the word about our foods. Please visit our Blogger Request Form to provide us with some information so that we can get to know you. Depending on the volume of requests we are receiving, we may not be able to work with everyone – we apologize in advance if we can’t provide samples at this time.

Do you accept flavor suggestions, new product ideas or promotional ideas?

In order to prevent misunderstandings about the origin of ideas, we do not accept or record suggestions for new products, flavors, or promotions from outside the company. Our foods begin in our kitchen with our chefs and athletes. We hope you understand.

Do you sponsor events?

We are committed to supporting community-minded athletic events and grassroots gatherings across the country. We love rallying around the great work you’re doing to help make the world a happier and healthier place. For more information, click here.
Please note: we need at least 90 days advanced notice in order to consider your event.

Do you sponsor athletes?

Since 1992, we've sponsored athletes who embrace the entire athletic experience—training, racing, and community involvement—and want to share it with others. TEAM CLIF BAR tends to see very little turnover each season, so we're only able to offer sponsorship to a small number of new athletes each year. For more information, click here.

Are your foods available outside of the USA?

Currently, we export select products and flavors to Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK only. We are developing our export capability in order to expand to additional countries in the future. This process involves an evaluation of our ingredients for compliance with various regulations, the labeling requirements, and allergen statements.

Where can I buy your foods in my local area?

Our foods are available at sports specialty, natural food, grocery, drug, convenience, club, and online stores.

Can I buy your foods directly from you?

While we don't sell our foods directly, you can purchase them thru the Clif Bar Online Store, which is owned and operated by World Pantry.

Can your wrappers be upcycled?

Yes, our food wrappers can be upcyclyed (except CLIF Kid Organic Zfruit and CLIF SHOT® foods). To help reuse and recycling of our wrappers, we have partnered with TerraCycle to sponsor their wrapper brigade to encourage and incentivize energy bar wrapper recycling.

At the same time, we are continually striving and challenging our suppliers to develop a wrapper that is both environmentally sound and protective of our food, there just simply isn’t the technology we feel is up to the standards we need.

TerraCycle Brigades are grassroots, environmental education programs sponsored by proactive companies such as Clif Bar. TerraCycle partners with companies to create waste stream solutions through “upcycling,” or creating usable goods from items previously considered waste. Participants in the Clif Bar/TerraCycle Energy Wrapper Brigade may designate themselves if they are a school or nonprofit organization, or select another charity, to receive money for each energy bar wrapper they collect. Wrappers are made into goods such as backpacks.

For more information on this program, please visit

What procedures do you have in place in regards to food safety?

As a food company, food safety is a top priority for our company. We have numerous safety procedures which include extensive screening of all vendors and third party audits to ensure all vendors are complying with our stringent guidelines.

We also have a dedicated food safety and quality assurance staff that oversees all our foods to make sure our ingredients and our products are nutritious. We also have food and agriculture experts on our sustainability team who are always looking for ways to improve and create a more sustainable food system.

Offering nutritious food is what we do, and like you, we care about what we put in our bodies.

Where are your foods made?

Our food is made in the USA and select products are made in Canada.

Do your foods contain genetically modified ingredients?

Clif Bar & Company is committed to sourcing ingredients that are not genetically engineered in all of our products. We have stringent protocols for GMOs which includes requiring affidavits from ingredient suppliers demonstrating they can meet our non-GMO requirements.

Many Clif ingredients are organic which by Certified Organic Standards in the U.S. means that ingredients are sourced from non-GMO. These ingredients are accompanied by an organic certification. Any conventional ingredient also is shipped to us with an affidavit to ensure the ingredient meets our non-GMO requirements.

What is the shelf life of your foods?

For best quality, our food should be consumed by the BEST BY or SELL BY date printed on each wrapper. To find where the BEST BY or SELL BY date is located, click here.

Do your foods include any common food allergens such as dairy, wheat, nuts, etc?

To address all of your allergen-related questions, please view our complete Allergen Reference Table.

Are your foods vegan-friendly?

It depends on your definition. Many of our products do not include ingredients from animal sources.

Any Clif food with an ingredient list that includes an animal sourced ingredient such as milk, whey, casein or honey would not be considered vegan-friendly or plant-based.

We want you to know that those products with a label that includes a statement such as ‘contains’ or ‘may contain’ milk or dairy may have possible cross-contact with an animal source in the making of our food. Knowing that information, you can decide how comfortable you are in light of your own dietary preferences or dietary restrictions with the risk of possible cross-contact.

Which foods are kosher?

To find which of our foods that are kosher certified, go to Find Your Favorite.