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CLIF BAR® energy bar
Why Eat CLIF BAR?
Thanks to their portability, nutrition and great taste, CLIF Bars are a source of energy for athletes and active people who respect their bodies and the world around them.
When Should You Eat CLIF BAR?
For best results, CLIF Bars should be eaten about one to three hours before exercise along with water to supply energy to working muscles. During prolonged, lower intensity exercise such as hiking or bike touring, CLIF Bars can be eaten during activity to maintain energy levels. CLIF Bars can also be eaten after exercise, as a snack between meals or during a long, busy day to help sustain energy.
What is CLIF BAR?
CLIF Bar is the original energy bar made with wholesome ingredients that deliver energy. CLIF Bars have whole ingredients you can see and taste, such as rolled oats, fruits and nuts. Each bar contains carbohydrates, protein, fibre, fat and 23 vitamins and minerals.
CLIF® Nut Butter Filled energy bar
What’s the Benefit of Organic?
People are pursuing healthier lifestyles and they want to support a healthy planet. Organic food regulations strictly prohibit the use of genetic engineering and the application of toxic, persistent pesticides or synthetic fertilizers to organic foods.
Are CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars Soy-Free?
No, CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars are made in bakeries that produce foods with soy and therefore may contain soy due to possible cross-contact. Please see allergen statement and precautionary labelling on package to ensure you have the most accurate current information.
Are CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars Vegan-Friendly?
CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars may contain traces of milk. Some ingredients in CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars are produced in facilities that produce other foods with milk, and milk may be present in the bars due to possible cross-contact. Knowing this information you can decide how comfortable you are in light of your own dietary preferences or restrictions. Please see allergen statement and precautionary labelling on package to ensure you have the most accurate current information.
Are the hazelnut and almond varieties appropriate for persons with peanut allergies?
No, the hazelnut and almond varieties may contain traces of peanuts and are therefore not appropriate for persons with peanut allergies.
Why Is Clif Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar a Different Size Than a Regular Clif Bar?
Both CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar and CLIF Bar were designed to have roughly the same amount of calories. CLIF Nut Butter Filled has fewer carbohydrates and more fat than CLIF Bar (see chart above). As fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates, CLIF Nut Butter Filled is scaled to provide the same amount of caloric energy for activities.
Why Are Some Athletes Using Fat as an Energy Source?
Some athletes in the “ultra-community” have told us they are choosing to add more fat to their diets and to reduce carbohydrate consumption which they believe encourages their bodies to use fat for energy so fewer carbohydrates are needed during extended activity.
Why is CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar unique?
CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar is certified organic and brings together two great energy foods – a creamy nut butter tucked inside an organic energy bar – to deliver energy.
Are CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars gluten-free?
No, CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars are not gluten-free.
Who should eat CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars and when to eat them?
CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar is crafted for athletes and adventurers and we think is ideal for activities such as a long hike or bike ride.
Why Do CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars Contain 11 Grams of Fat?
The 11 grams of fat in CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars are primarily from nuts and supply energy for your adventures.
Where Can I Purchase CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars?
CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars are available in select and major retailers across Canada.
CLIF® Fruit Smoothie Filled energy bar
WHO SHOULD EAT CLIF FRUIT SMOOTHIE FILLED ENERGY BARS?
CLIF Fruit Smoothie Filled Energy Bar is crafted for athletes and active people to energize their busy day. The combination of ingredients delivers a balance of nutrients to help keep you going while on-the-move.
WHY ARE CLIF FRUIT SMOOTHIE FILLED ENERGY BARS MADE WITH ORGANIC INGREDIENTS?
By using organically grown ingredients, we help keep highly toxic, persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers out of the environment and our bodies, making organic farming and agriculture good for people and the planet. Organic farming also means no GMOs.
WHAT IS CLIF® FRUIT SMOOTHIE FILLED ENERGY BAR?
CLIF Fruit Smoothie Filled Energy Bar is the first organic energy bar to be inspired by classic smoothie ingredients like fruit, nut butters and seeds. These bars are made with a blend of creamy cashew and sunflower seed butters mixed with the bright and flavorful notes of organic dried fruit and fruit juice from strawberries, tart cherries and wild blueberries inside a CLIF BAR.
HOW IS A CLIF FRUIT SMOOTHIE ENERGY BAR DIFFERENT?
CLIF Fruit Smoothie Energy Bar is organic and brings together two great energy foods – a creamy filling inside an organic energy bar – to deliver energy. The smooth and tasty filling is like nothing you’ve had before, with flavors of strawberries, tart cherries, wild blueberries, passion fruit and blended with creamy organic cashew and sunflower seed butters to excite your taste buds.
WHEN SHOULD YOU EAT A CLIF FRUIT SMOOTHIE FILLED ENERGY BAR?
Before & during light to moderate-intensity activity. A delicious and satisfying way to energize your body while enjoying a weekend hike, following your favorite workout at the gym or during any adventure of your choosing. Whether you’re looking for a snack for your bike commute, hike in your favorite park or to help get you through your afternoon errands, CLIF Fruit Smoothie Filled Energy Bar provides sustained energy for your daily adventure.
CLIF® BUILDERS® protein bar
Does CLIF Builders contain GMOs or bioengineered ingredients?
No, Clif Bar & Company sources ingredients that are not genetically modified.
Who is CLIF Builders for?
CLIF Builders with 20g protein is still crafted to help hard-working bodies build strong muscles and repair body tissues
What Makes CLIF BUILDERS Different from Other Protein Bars?
CLIF Builders tastes great and is crafted with quality ingredients to help supply energy from carbohydrates and help build strong muscles with a source of complete protein. CLIF Builders has zero grams trans-fat and does not contain high fructose corn syrup. In addition, Clif Bar & Company sources ingredients that are not genetically engineered.
What is CLIF BUILDERS?
CLIF Builders is a great tasting, high protein bar crafted with carbohydrates and fat to supply energy and 20 grams of protein to help build and repair body tissues. CLIF Builders 20g protein bars are available in a variety of delicious flavours.
Is CLIF BUILDERS gluten free?
In Fall of 2019, we began transitioning CLIF Builders to be gluten free* along with the launch of a new packaging design. We know that people have different dietary needs and restrictions and want to ensure that we have options for them. With CLIF Builders, we found a way to make it gluten-free without impacting the bar’s taste and performance. CLIF Builders 20g protein bar is now a great option for those looking to build strong muscles and avoid gluten in their diet.
* During the transition, bars both with and without gluten may be on store shelves simultaneously. Gluten Free ingredient facts stated here, and on wrapper, may differ. PLEASE NOTE, INFORMATION ON WRAPPER REFLECTS ACTUAL CONTENTS.
When should CLIF BUILDERS Bars be eaten?
We crafted CLIF Builders specifically to help active people get the most out of their workout. For best results, eat a CLIF Builders after a workout for protein to help build and repair body tissues and carbohydrates to supply energy.
WHY DID YOU CHANGE THE PACKAGING? DID YOU CHANGE THE BAR?
We updated our packaging design with a fresh-modern look! At CLIF, we’re constantly evaluating and refining all our food based on the latest nutrition science and consumer trends. For Builders, slight recipe changes were made but you should expect the same taste, texture and recovery benefits you know and love.
CLIF® Whey Protein
Are CLIF Whey Protein Bars Vegan-Friendly
CLIF Whey Protein Bars are not vegan-friendly due to the milk and whey protein ingredient.
Are CLIF Whey Protein Bars Soy Free?
The recipe for CLIF Whey Protein Bars does not include soy ingredients. CLIF Whey Protein Bars derive 14 gm of protein from whey, organic brown rice protein, organic nuts, organic pea protein and milk. However, some of the ingredients are made in a bakery that produces other soy based foods and therefore the CLIF ingredients could contain soy due to possible cross-contact.
Does CLIF Whey Protein Bar contain GMOs or bio-engineered ingredients?
CLIF Whey Protein Bar sources ingredients that are not genetically engineered.
What makes CLIF Whey Protein Bar unique?
CLIF Whey Protein Bar provides great tasting energy, with a crispy and light texture, and is made with non GMO ingredient sources, as well as organic nuts and nut butters. It is crafted with 5gm of sugar and does not contain sugar alcohols. CLIF Whey Protein Bar is an excellent source of protein, 14gm, from whey, organic brown rice protein, organic nuts, organic pea protein and milk.
As with all Clif Bar & Company foods, CLIF Whey Protein Bar does not contain artificial flavours or high fructose corn syrup.
When should CLIF Whey Protein Bar be eaten?
We recommend eating a CLIF Whey Protein Bar throughout the day in times between adventures.
Who is CLIF Whey Protein Bar for?
CLIF Whey Protein Bar is crafted for active people looking for a protein boost to help maintain lean muscle between their adventures.
Are CLIF Whey Protein Bars Kosher?
Yes, CLIF Whey Protein Bar is Kosher Dairy.
LUNA® whole nutrition bar
What is the nutritional profile of a LUNA Bar?
LUNA nourishes women with specific nutrients, like iron, calcium, vitamin D and folate, to help women maintain healthy, active lives. Each LUNA Bar has 180 - 190 calories with 8 - 9 g protein, 3 - 4 g fibre, 5 - 7 g fat and 10 - 13 g sugar, depending on the flavour.
What is a LUNA Bar?
LUNA® is the first nutrition bar specifically formulated with women’s needs in mind to help them throughout their busy days and lives. They are made with 70 percent organic ingredients and no artificial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fat, no ingredients sourced from genetically modified organisms and no animal products.
CLIF® SHOT® energy gel
Why should I choose CLIF SHOT Energy Gel?
CLIF SHOT takes a streamlined approach to sports nutrition to provide energy during activity. CLIF SHOT Energy Gel has fewer ingredients - whether it’s their gear or their food, performance athletes can’t afford to be loaded down with anything superfluous. Less is more.
What Is CLIF SHOT Energy Gel?
CLIF SHOT Energy Gel supplies 22 – 24 g carbohydrates for energy during training and racing.
CLIF® BLOKS™ energy chews
Who Needs CLIF BLOKS?
CLIF BLOKS are primarily used by performance athletes – cyclists, runners, mountain bikers, triathletes, adventure racers, etc.
When Should I Eat CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews?
Have 3 to 6 CLIF SHOT BLOKS every hour during activity. Always follow consumption with water.
What are CLIF SHOT® BLOKS™?
To provide athletes with another energy food option, we created CLIF SHOT BLOKS Energy Chews. Simple-to-handle and with a nutrition profile similar to CLIF SHOT Energy Gel, CLIF SHOT BLOKS provide athletes with another option for their performance nutrition program.
CLIF Kid Zbar
What is CLIF Kid Zbar®?
CLIF Kid Zbar is an organic, soft-baked whole grain energy snack made just for kids. Zbar does not contain trans fat, high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavours.
Are CLIF Kid Zbar kosher?
Yes, CLIF Kid Zbar is Kosher Dairy.
Why eat CLIF Kid Zbar?
Zbar is made with an energizing blend of carbohydrates, fiber, protein and fat to help nourish kids in motion.
What is the sugar level in CLIF Kid Zbar?
CLIF Kid Zbar contains no more than 11g of sugar per bar, and has no high fructose corn syrup.
What flavours is CLIF Kid Zbar available in?
CLIF Kid Zbar is available in Canada in boxes of 5 bars each in these 3 flavours: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Brownie and Iced Oatmeal Cookie.
What is the nutritional profile of CLIF Kid Zbar?
Each 36g Zbar has 130-150 calories with 2g protein depending on the flavour. In addition, each CLIF Kid Zbar contains 10-12g of whole grains, no more than 11g of sugar and 2-3g of total fibre. Canada’s Food Guide recommends making at least half of your grain products whole grain each day.
Are CLIF Kid Zbars gluten-free?
CLIF Kid Zbar is not a gluten-free food item. All flavors may contain gluten.
Does CLIF Kid Zbar contain any common food allergies such as peanuts?
Zbar is not peanut-free. Please read the ingredient list and allergen statements on the package of individual CLIF Kid Zbar flavours for other possible allergens.
CLIF Kid Zbar® Filled
What is the nutritional profile of CLIF Kid Zbar Filled?
Depending on the flavour, each 30g bar (1.06 oz.) has 130-140 calories and a blend of macronutrients, including 6-7g fat, 3-4g protein (2-5% DV), and 2g fibre (6-7% DV). Zbar Filled bars are also organic. Like all CLIF Kid snacks, Zbar Filled does not contain high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavours.
When should you eat CLIF Kid Zbar Filled?
Zbar Filled can be eaten across a range of occasions, including on-the-go, before/during/after active play, or as an anytime snack.
Who should eat CLIF Kid Zbar Filled?
Zbar Filled is a great snack for active kids.
Is CLIF Kid Zbar Filled organic?
Yes, Zbar Filled is organic. We want to nourish our kids with organically grown ingredients. By using organically grown ingredients, we help keep highly toxic and persistent pesticides out of the environment and away from farmland. For parents, this provides peace of mind and confidence that we’re feeding our kids food we can feel good about.
What is CLIF Kid Zbar Filled?
CLIF Kid Organic Zbar Filled is a fun new snack. It’s similar to the Zbar kids know and love, but now has a fun and delicious nut butter filling. It is the first and only organic kids’ bar that is soft and chewy on the outside, with creamy nut butter filling on the inside. This tasty soft baked bar is the latest addition to the CLIF Kid line, and delivers the taste kids want with the nutrition parents desire.