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.
|What are the nutritional benefits of CLIF BARs?|
CLIF BARs contain carbohydrates, good to excellent amounts of protein (9-11 grams) and good amounts of fiber (4-5 grams). CLIF BARs also contain 23 vitamins and minerals and are free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives and ingredients sourced from GMOs.
|What is CLIF® BAR?|
CLIF BAR is the original energy bar made with organic ingredients that delivers an optimal blend of nutrition for sustained energy. CLIF BAR uses whole ingredients you can see and taste, such as oats, dried fruits and nuts, to create delicious, convenient food that’s good for you and for the planet.
|Why eat CLIF BARs?|
Athletes and active people have high energy demands. With a mix of carbohydrates, protein and fiber, CLIF BARs supply working muscles with the energy they need for extended periods of activity. Wholesome and nutrient-dense, CLIF BARs steadily increase blood sugar levels without creating a precipitous “sugar crash.” CLIF BARs help athletes and active people who respect their bodies and the planet to push farther with sustained energy.
|When should you eat CLIF BARs?|
For best results, CLIF BARs should be eaten about one to three hours before exercise along with water to prevent hunger and supply energy to working muscles. During prolonged, lower intensity exercise such as hiking or bike touring, CLIF BARs can be eaten during activity to help satiate hunger and meet carbohydrate demands. CLIF BARs can also be eaten after exercise, as a snack between meals or during a long, busy day to help sustain energy.
|Are CLIF BARs appropriate for kids to eat?|
Because CLIF BARs are formulated with adult needs in mind, children should not eat a whole bar until their nutritional needs more closely match those of an adult (around ages 9-13). Children ages 4-9 could have half on occasion and as with all food choices, parents should use their best judgment. An option for children is try out another bar we offer called CLIF Kid Organic ZBaR®. It is uniquely designed for the nutritional needs of growing, active children and tastes great.
|How are CLIF BARs different from other bars?|
CLIF BAR uses whole ingredients you can see and taste, such as oats, fruits and nuts, to create delicious, convenient food that’s good for you and for the planet.
|Why are CLIF BARs made with 70% organic ingredients?|
Organic farming and agriculture is good for people and the planet. By using organically grown ingredients, we help keep harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilizers out of the environment and our bodies. Organic produces less pollution and helps create nutrient-rich soil and increases biodiversity. Organic foods are a healthy choice to sustain people and the planet for future generations.
|Do CLIF BARs contain GMOs or bioengineered 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.
|Are CLIF BARs kosher?|
CLIF BARs are Kosher Dairy. There are no dairy products in our bars; however, the vendor we purchase our non-dairy chocolate chips from makes chips containing dairy in the same building.
|Are CLIF BARs vegan-friendly?|
Yes. There are no ingredients derived from animals in CLIF BARs.
|Do CLIF BARs contain any common food allergens such as dairy, nuts, wheat, etc?|
To address all of your allergen-related questions, please view our complete Allergen Reference Table
|Do CLIF BARs contain gluten?|
All CLIF BAR flavors contain organic rolled oats and barley malt extract. Oats and barley malt extract contain a natural amount of gluten. Gluten is an elastic protein substance naturally occurring in most grains.