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From Our Kitchen

We take great care in creating CLIF Kid snacks to give kids fantastic tasting food with the right kind of nutrition they need for their growing, active bodies.

Ingredients Matter

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Keep it simple and look for the organic symbol

Choosing organic food makes Mom's job a little easier. By choosing food with the USDA Organic symbol you are selecting foods that will reduce exposure to pesticides and pollutants, and are free from the "no-no's":

  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • No Partially hydrogenated oils
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Trans Fats

We take care of what kids put into their bodies by spending time choosing the ingredients we put in our bars. CLIF KID snacks are 95% organic which means that no synthetic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are used, and they don’t contain any of the “no-no’s”.

Ingredient Glossary:

Baking Soda:

Also known as sodium bicarbonate. We use this all natural ingredient to help our Zbars rise.

B Vitamins:

This group of B-vitamins play an important role in cell metabolism and regeneration.


Works in muscle contraction and is important for bone strength. Vitamin D helps aid calcium absorption.


A spice derived from the bark of the evergreen tree, Cinnamomium Cassia.

Cocoa Butter:

A natural fat derived from the cocoa bean. Organic cocoa butter is a saturated fat found in the coating and drizzle of Clif Kid Zbar products.


Mainly found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, fiber provides many health benefits from lowering cholesterol to regulating digestion. In CLIF Kid products, fiber is found in our organic oats and oat flour.


Gluten is a protein found in some grains, including wheat, barley, oats, and rye.


An essential mineral that helps deliver oxygen to all tissues in the body.

Oat Flour:

A flour made from ground oats.


Organic oats are a great source of fiber and an excellent way to lower cholesterol. They are also rich in B vitamins and other minerals.

Organic Brown Rice Syrup:

A sweetener made from organic brown rice, brown rice syrup is less refined than other sugars like high fructose corn syrup. Along with cane syrup and dried cane syrup, this sweetener contributes to the great taste of Zbars without over-doing it.

Organic Cocoa:

Organic Cocoa powder is an unsweetened chocolate flavored powder that tastes bitter when eaten alone, it adds chocolate flavor when added with other ingredients and baked.

Organic Fig Paste:

Made from 100% figs, this ingredient works in much the same way as date paste. We use it in our Zbars to keep them soft and chewy.

Organic Honey:

All natural honey from the bees! We use honey for delicate sweetening.

Organic Milled Flaxseed:

Made from pure ground flax seed, it is rich in lignans and phytoestrogrens and a great source of super healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. It brings a nice nutty flavor, along with a good share of fiber and protein. It is not made from, nor contaminated by, nuts of any kind. Flax seed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Studies have found that soluble fiber in flax seed can help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels. Flax seed provides the benefits of Omega-3 oils, protein, fiber and a multivitamin in a natural pure food form that your body absorbs easily.

Organic Natural Flavors:

Our natural flavors are a proprietary blend of plant-based ingredients. There is no MSG in our natural flavors.

Organic Peanuts:

Peanuts are a rich source of protein. They are rich in almost all minerals. Peanuts contain excellent levels of manganese, copper and magnesium. It is also a very good source of iron, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, selenium and tryptophan.

Organic Sunflower Oil:

Sunflower oil acts as an antioxidant since it is rich in Vitamin E.

Organic Tapioca Syrup:

Neutral flavored syrup made from organic tapioca that provides a natural sweetness.

Palm Kernal Oil:

Extracted from the seeds of the oil palm tree, palm kernel oil is a source of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid. It is comprised of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and saturated fats, and does not contain trans-fat.


We use roasted organic soybeans for added flavor, texture and protein as part of our soy rice crisp. Soy beans are the only vegetable with a complete protein (the highest quality, and most easily absorbed kind of protein).


Made from puffed milled rice and soy protein. Adds texture, crispiness and protein to Zbar Crispy.

Soy Lecithan:

Used as an emulsifier in the coating and chocolate chips in Clif Kid Zbar and Zbar Crispy.

Vitamin A:

Vitamin A, also called retinol, helps your eyes adjust to light changes when you come in from outside and also helps keep your eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist. Vitamin A mostly comes from animal foods, but some plant-based foods supply beta-carotene, which your body then converts into Vitamin A. It also has antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage.

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin, which is necessary in the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels and aids in the absorption of iron. Dietary sources of vitamin C include fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruits such as oranges.


Unrefined grains that still have all parts of the grain intact. Examples of whole grains are oats, quinoa, rice, wheat and corn. Whole grains tend to have more nutritional value then other grains.