I hadn’t heard about CLIF until I was contacted about them a couple of weeks ago – and now I am hearing the name everywhere – I even heard it on Two Broke Girls the other night so when pitched to me as America’s favourite energy bar, I can wholeheartedly believe it! Having recently launched in the UK, I was sent 6 bars to try – 2 of each flavour (which was very handy as it meant both myself and Steve could try one each!).
Now available in Boots and Tesco stores nationwide, CLIF bars contain fibre, protein and 11 different vitamins including B6 and B12. These are carb rich and are perfect for a source of energy wherever you are. There are six flavours to choose from (Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Blueberry Crisp, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Chocolate Almond Fudge). We were sent the Oatmeal, Macadamia and Fudge to try out..
So what did we think?
My favourite by far was the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, it was the right sweetness for me and I found it really set me up for the day. Always a fan of raisins so the Oatmeal Raisin Walnut went down a treat and despite me not being a fan of almond in the slightest, Chocolate Almond Fudge surprised me – and actually tasted great! I am often lethargic in the mornings, especially working from home – I sometimes feel no sense of urgency to go and do something however these gave me the energy I needed to get stuff done that I had been meaning to do for ages!
Steve was quite impressed with both the macadamia and walnut offerings but with a dislike of almond that is greater than mine, he wasn’t a fan of the fudge offering – this, of course, is simply a personal thing – he doesn’t like anything almond flavoured!
Would I recommend? Definitely – and that is why I have a competition from CLIF for you all today! It is UK only and will end at 23.59pm on the 10th of July.