BOB love and CLIF
First, Brian who represents Clif sent me the mini clif bars in new flavors - oatmeal raisin walnut, chocolate brownie and pb chocolate. Then, whole foods was having a buy one get one sale, so I bought 4 boxes of different things (Clif Z bar - chocolate chip, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Chocolate Brownie, & Luna Cookies and Cream). A week or so later, a little care package arrived from Brian with Bloks, Roks, Builder's Bars, and Clif Bars - Cool Mint Chocolate Flavor and Black Cherry Almond. I want to tell you about my favorites.
My favorite of all Clif products are the Z bars in chocolate chip. They are organic and taste like cookie bars and they aren't too heavy for pre-run, and make a great dessert alternate.
My next favorite is probably Luna Bars because of the protein content. I think Cookies and Cream is my #1 flavor.
Next up - Builder's Protein Bar - 20g protein and tastes like a healthy candy bar. I really liked the chocolate flavor. I've had cookies and cream and I'm a big fan of that one too. I haven't tried the vanilla almond one yet.
Clif Bars - favorite flavors - Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, PB Chocolate, Chocolate Brownie. I'll eat a mini or part of a big one pre-run, post-run or when I'm out somewhere and starving and need a little something to tide me over. I keep them in my car, diaper bag, purse and at home. They're great. It is suggested to eat clif bars 1-3 hours before exercising - I can't eat too much too soon before I run or I get a cramp. A mini would be perfect for soon before the run :)
Roks - These remind me of Milk Duds but I find them too sweet with too crunchy of an outer shell. They are hard to get down for me, but have 20g of protein and are great for a post-run protein boost.
Bloks - these are up there with GU chews for a long run now. I like the packaging and soft chewy taste. They deliver energy quickly to keep you going!
What is your favorite Clif product?
Besides grabbing a luna or Z bar every now and then as a dessert, I've also been having a scoop peanut butter with a handful of melted chocolate chips melted atop quinoa, bulgar or another grain. Another healthy indulgence lately has been hummus +nutritional yeast + water as a sauce/dip for a sandwich or wrap. What are your healthy indulgences?