Sue and I were lucky enough to be chosen to participate in a Clif Bar (Visit their website HERE) promotion.
They sent us samples to review of several of their Organic Trail Mix Bars in 5 different flavors:
Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry, and Coconut Almond Peanut.
Sue and I thought we would immerse ourselves in the experience by setting the scene with each flavor. I mean... they are "trail" mix bars... am I right?
There's a trail. There's a bar.
We set up a little picnic site for out first sampling on a hill top...
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry.... check.
Texture - good. Chewy with a bit of crunch.
Flavor - good, a little more fruity than chocolaty.
Then back on the trail again....
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter.... check.
Texture - good. Crunchy & chewy.
Flavor - very good. I mean - chocolate & peanut butter. Hello! What's not to love?
We then decided on a little lake side break.
Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt....check.
Texture - good.
Flavor - very good. The hint of saltiness adds a little somethin' somethin' extra
Aye.... 'tis a thing of beauty.
Here we also tried another tasty choice.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond.... check.
Texture - good. Nice and chewy.
Flavor - Good. Perfect amount of chocolate and cherry.
For our last bar we had a visit from some wildlife.
Melman the moose approved.
Coconut Almond Peanut.... check.
Texture - good.
Flavor - very good. If you don't like chocolate then this is the way to go!
So... our verdict.
Keep in mind that, while we were given the samples for free, our opinions of the products our completely our own!!
My favorite: hands down, the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Least favorite: Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry. (Still good but I wasn't a huge fan of all the fruit with my chocolate.....)
Sue's favorite: Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt
Least favorite: Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry. (She' also wasn't a huge fan of the fruitiness compared to the others.)
If you are looking for a sturdy, gluten free, vegan/vegetarian trail mix bar to take on a hike, for breakfast on the go, or just for a quick healthier snack... we recommend giving the Clif Bar Organic Trail Mix Bars a try. They are apparently carried by a lot of major retailers so are easy to find!