IR - Clif Kit's Organic Fruit and Nut Bars - Lori Pontious
- I finally got this uploaded. For a bit the website was not
cooperating - it was telling me it was taking too long to load, which
would make me think my service provider was at fault (it often is)
except that it was the only website on the internet doing that to me.
I now need to work on the HMTL - the tables are screwy. I think I
will make the font smaller and the cells wider, and add some lines.
But while I am gone to work on a SAR fundraiser til Sunday night,
here is the text.
Clif Kit's Organic Fruit and Nut Bars
Test Series by Lori Pontious
INITIAL REPORT - August 2, 2012
NAME: Lori Pontious
EMAIL: lori.pontious (at) gmail.com
LOCATION: Fresno County, California, USA
HEIGHT: 5'7" (1.7 m)
WEIGHT: 165 lb (75 kg)
I've backpacked, camped and fished all over the lower 48 states with
my family as a kid, and then life happened. I've restarted these
activities about four years ago - I dayhike or backpack 2-6 times a
month. I am between light and ultralight. I have a hammock system and
own a Tarptent. My base weight depends upon season and where I go.
Manufacturer: Clif Bar & Company
Manufacturer URL: www.clifbar.com
Flavors Available: Peanut Butter, Berry Almond, Cashew, Chocolate
Flavors Tested: Peanut Butter, Berry Almond, Cashew, Chocolate Almond
Serving Size: 1 bar
Calories per bar: Peanut Butter: 200 Berry Almond: 180 Cashew: 170
Chocolate Almond Coconut: 190
Listed Weight per bar: Peanut Butter: 1.76 oz (50 g) Berry Almond:
1.73 oz (49 g) Cashew: 1.62 oz (46 g) Chocolate Almond Coconut: 1.69
oz (48 g)
Actual Weight per bar: Peanut Butter: 1.85 oz (53 g) Berry Almond:
1.75 oz (50 g) Cashew: 1.70 oz (49 g) Chocolate Almond Coconut: 1.95
oz (55 g)
Ingredients, Peanut Butter: Organic dates, organic peanuts, organic
almonds, sea salt.
Ingredients, Berry Almond: Organic dates, organic almonds, organic
barberries, organic bilberries, sea salt.
Ingredients, Cashew: Organic dates, organic cashews, organic almonds,
Ingredients, Chocolate Almond Coconut: Organic dates, organic
almonds, organic unsweetened chocolate, organic coconut, organic
virgin coconut oil, sea salt.
$17.99 per box of 12 bars
The Clif Kit's Organic Fruit and Nut Bars (hereafter the bars or the
bar as is grammatically appropriate) are gluten free, soy free, and
dairy free trail bars distributed by Clif Bar & Company. I received
all four flavors, six bars apiece
I note that the first ingredient on each bar is organic dates. I'm
not very fond of dates, but I do usually like the flavors listed on
the wrappers of the bars. So I peeled open an almond chocolate
coconut bar and tried it. My first impression - yum! The bar has a
nice texture and doesn't feel on the tongue like it's over-processed
into a paste. I enjoyed eating my first bar.
I'm appreciative of the simplicity of the ingredients - just a few,
and I can taste each. And I note that in the allergen statement Clif
Bar assures me that they source ingredients that are not genetically
I am very much looking forward to taking these bars out over the next
couple of months to use them on the trail.
Thanks to Clif Bar and BackpackGearTest.org for the opportunity to
test Kit's Organic Fruit and Nut Bars. Please come back in two months
when I post my Field Report.