The best out there!
These are the best tasting energy bars I've ever had, and I keep them on hand at ALL times. I found these when I was searching for a snack to get me through the school day. I have several classes before lunch, and always found my stomach growling before lunch, which was pretty embarassing.. Now, I always have a few of these in my backpack, and they fill me up fast! I also keep some in my purse and in my car, in case I'm hungry and in a rush, or if I have a hungry friend or kid with me. I've also taken these on backpacking trips. You can't beat Clif Bars! It might be a little pricey for a snack, but these are so filling and yummy that they are worth every penny.
I just wish that local grocery stores carried all of the flavors that REI does. I'll be ordering these in bulk.
Most of the Clif bar varieties hold up really well, whether in a saddle bag on the trail, or in my karate equipment bag at tournaments. On the trail they provide a lightweight, quick, and tasty snack (my horse looks forward to getting the last bite). At tournaments I will have a Clif bar about an hour before competing to give me a great boost of energy. One minor drawback for my uses - the chocolate covered bars tend to melt and get a little messy. My wife (also a trail rider) travels daily in home health care and often uses Clif bars for a quick lunch, or as a pick-me-up in the afternoon when her day runs long. Between us we go through 12-20 bars a month. Value is so-so, but still better than most other brands I've tried. I only buy them when they are on sale or have a volume discount.
Maple Nut is my new favorite flavor
Maple Nut Clif bars are, in my opinion, Clif bars perfected. I've been eating Clif bars since they first came out, and I've gotten tired of some of the flavors. Some of them also seemed dry. Maple Nuts, on the other hand, have some very complex flavors going on. The maplely sweets are balanced by somewhat salty walnuts. The varied textures are also a big plus. You get everything from a melty maple coating to various crunchings. One of my favorite aspects of the Maple Nut experience is that these Clifs evoke the maple sugar candies we used to get on childhood trips to Vermont. I loved the way those maple candies melted in your mouth (and also onto the back seat of the car). Like those maple sugar candies, Maple Nut Clif bars melt just a tiny bit in your mouth.
I love it!
I love Clif Bars. I first had one as a leftover from one of my dad's hikes. I didn't realize it was an energy bar until after I finished it. I thought it was a regular granola bar! It tasted delicious! I didn't know how well it worked until I hiked Franconia Ridge in NH. My first multi-mountain hike. My legs were killing me and I didn't think I could move, but one little bite and I was up and running (well, not running, because I could trip, but you know what I mean). I love how they give you that quick burst to get you off that bench or rock, but they also last so you can make it to the end. Next time I go on a hike, I'm bringing plenty of these!
Great mid-day snacks
Have been eating these for several years now, new flavors keep getting better, though they don't advertise when they update the ingredients/flavors. Blueberry is my current favorite.
You may want to have some extra fluids with these, but some are thicker than others... also, if you are in warm weather climates, stay away from the chocolates- they'll melt down as fast as a snickers in your pocket! Great if you are on the trail and want to press on but running late on your next meal. Also good once in camp, and want that late night bite after staying up too long, or just don't feel like breaking out the stove.
Best I've ever had
I first discovered this bar while backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch, and it made an impression. A few years later I rediscovered them when going on another backpacking trip and now I can't get enough. They can get a little hard to chew after a while, and you should make sure you have something to drink when you eat one, but they are energy bars, after all. They taste great, and there are so many flavors to choose from. I could not recommend any other product above Cliff Bars to anyone going backpacking, and they certainly have their place in many other fields as well.
Doesn't taste like an energy bar
I normaly don't eat energy bars because they taste like tree bark, but these are really good. The first time I tried these was on a hike down Bright Angel at the Grand Canyon. I picked a couple up at the lodge and wish I had gotten more. The taste is by far better than any other bar out there. I now keep them around just for every day. The only drawback is they are a little pricey, but most energy bars are expensive and don't taste nearly as good.
nummy and do the trick
These are the best tasting energy bars I have tried. My favorite is the carrot cake. They are great for hiking or bike trips: if they are on the bottom of your pack they get molded into an intersting form but they don't crumble and make a mess and 1 bar is very filling so it will give you a long lasting boost. They are also perfect grad school food; a bit pricey but that's what a stipend is for.
Any time, any place
These things sustain my myriad of adventures, and I've been eating them for years. I appreciate Clif's organic and preservative free components. With the incredible variety of flavors available, I never get burnt out on one flavor. I love them, but with every great love there is a down side. They don't seem to hold up well when hot. They get softer and compress making them rather unpleasent (but I still eat 'em!)
Best tasting energy bar!
Cliff Bars are the best tasting bar. Some of the others are horrible. These I actually look forward to eating. There are a lot of flavors to choose from. My favorite is the peanut butter chocolate chip. My wife loves the oatmeal raison. We like quite a few of the flavors. They are handy for hikes, day trips, a snack when working late, and even as emergency sustinance in the car.