Nick

Kara

11.16.2010

Happy 20th Anniversary, Clif Bar (giveaway) !

On November 17th, 1990 the founder of Clif Bar & CO, Gary Erickson, took a 175-mile bike ride in Northern CA. He could not take another bite of the only energy bar on the market at the time and this moment was called "The Epiphany." He decided he could make his own and this is when Clif Bar began!


Some interesting info & Trivia
*Gary spent over 6 months experimenting with flavors and recipes before introducing the first bar
*The first 3 flavors were Apricot, Oatmeal and Date, and Double Chocolate
*The rectangular shape was designed and cut by Gary
*The name Clif comes from where?! 
*Clif Bars have been to the North Pole, South Pole, Mt Everest, Great Wall of China, & on Space Shuttle Discovery. Where else do you have to add?
*Gary's favorite flavor is ??

I live on LUNA BARS - Cookies and Cream is my favorite. The new Gels are awesome and MOJO bars are among my favorite. For Clif bars, my current favorite flavor is the chocolate brownie.



GIVEAWAY!
This is for 2 winners - one is geared towards running and the other just a variety of Clif products.
To enter:
1. Mandatory: LEAVE a comment below telling me your favorite CLIF product.  Be sure to include your email address.
2. For an extra entry, visit the CLIF website and tell me something about the company or something interesting that you learned. Also first to answer the trivia questions correctly get an extra entry.

This giveaway will close on Monday, November 22nd. Winner will be emailed & will have 48 hours to respond to my email with info.



Running prize #1 - Shot Roks, New Shot Gel, Builder's Bar, Shot Blocks

Prize #2 - shot gel, crunch bars, Luna bars, Clif Bars, MOJO bar

52 comments:

  1. Big fan of clif products. I can't wait to try to new chocolate coconut luna bars!

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  2. Extra entry - learned from the website that they have a line of wines, too. Wish they shipped to PA :)

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  3. Bars are named after Gary's dad, Clifford Erickson.

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  4. My favorite flavor at the moment is their new Spiced Pumpkin Pie...year round, it's Black Cherry Almond.

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  5. The only cliff products I have tried were shot blocks, which I ate as a snack :/ and something like a brownie, but with a lot more protein. Liked them both!

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  6. I discovered that a competetive athlete needs their weight in pounds X .75 in grams of protein a day !

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  7. Love love love MoJo Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars!!

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  8. I learned that Clif sponsors over 2000 pro and ameteur athletes - pretty cool!

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  9. I forgot to include my email for the above 2 comments: laurak1228@yahoo.com

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  10. Mmm, cran-razz shot bloks!
    running42km.blog(at)gmail.com

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  11. I learned that they are vegan-friendly.

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  12. I LOVE me some shot blocks..especially the margarita ones but I can't find these in Canada-land.
    lrm2112@msn.com

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  13. I love Luna bars, specifically the Chocolate Peppermint! YUM!

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  14. Clif bar has over 15,000 fans on FB! And they will donated $1 for every fan between 10,000 and 15,000. That's pretty cool!

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  15. I'm a spazz but didn't realize that Luna bars were part of the Cliff portfolio.
    Now I do.

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  16. Am I going to be banished from teh blog world if I say I haven't tried anything clif??

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  17. I like the peanut butter cookie Luna bars!

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  18. I learned that the owner Gary, lived in his garage with his dog in 1990.

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  19. I <3 Clif! Chocolate Chip Clif bars aremy fave... or margarita shot bloks!

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  20. I learned that they have turbo shot gels! We don't have them in Canada yet.

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  21. I LOVE Luna bars-- I eat one every day for breakfast. My favorite is the Cookies and Cream too, but I haven't been able to buy them in a box, so I don't get them as often. I get the Chocolate peppermint ones. So good with coffee!! I discovered the MoJo trail mix ones too, and I eat those in the afternoon for a snack.

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  22. I love the chocolate macadamia nut clif bars. I have one before my races.

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  23. I learned the Clif Bars makes Luna bars...I had no idea!

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  24. My favorite flavor Clif Bar is White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. So fantastic!

    racingwithbabes@yahoo.com

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  25. I learned that Clif makes Kid's bars. I had no idea.

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  26. I love Clif shot bloks!

    tressaabe11@hotmail.com

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  27. I learned they have a new Luna Protien bar.

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  28. Only tried some cliff bars as they are quite hard to get hold of near me. Tried choc brownie luna bar for first time yeterday - yum! I'd love to try loads of their stuff.

    The bars are named after his dad clifford who is his inspiration and companion in the hills - I LOVE that and I so hope I am Murray's inspiration and companion in the mountains as he grows.

    I found out about team luna chix - it helps to bring ladies together to try new sports or get better together. It only seems to happen in the US but wht a great idea - I'm all about getting women into sports.

    Kaz

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  29. The winter seasonal flavors of clif bars get me every time. I have to resist stocking up so that I have enough to eat all year long!
    I also love taking the mini-bars on ultra runs - they are just the right amount of something to eat along the way, and are real food.

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  30. I haven't heard of the turbo shots before - some runs just need a turbo boost!

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  31. i love kids clif products but if i have to choose a fav i better go w/ margarita shot bloks since they get me through my marathons!!

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  32. I learned that one of the holiday flavors of bars is cranberry orange nut - can't wait to try one!

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  33. i really like their dipped mojo bars. :)

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  34. I love there chocolate energy gel and I def want to try there chocolate cherry one!

    Nolan1009@gmail.com

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  35. I learned that they have a family winery, awesome!

    Nolan1009@gmail.com

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  36. I love the Chocolate Brownie Z-Bars and their Twisted Fruit!!
    schiavonerg@yahoo.com

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  37. Wow...didn't know they had a winery also.

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  38. My fave is the regular Clif bar, carrot cake. LOVE it.

    felicehalf at yahoo dot com.

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  39. I recently tried the Clif Shot Gel (Mocha) for the first time and was pretty impressed. I love the litter leash!

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  40. One thing I didn't know about Clif Bar products is that they're all organic. How did I miss this?!? Bonus!

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  41. For the trivia questions:
    *The name Clif comes from the owner's father (Clifford)
    *Gary's favorite flavor is Apricot. That's a guess - I looked everywhere & couldn't find his favorite, but that's the only flavor from the originals that still exists.
    (My email: pretendthisisreal at gmail dot com)

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  42. I didn't know that they did Organic Bars for kids.

    Trivia Questions
    1. Clifford is the name of the owner's Father.
    2. Clif Bars have been to Portland Oregon to help fuel my marathon :)
    3. Gary's Favorite Flavor's Are ~ Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Carrot Cake and Maple Nut. If he rides more than 3-4 hours he adds a Peanut Butter Pretzel CLIF MOJO

    stacie615 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. My favorite Clif Bar is Chocolate Chip :)

    stacie615 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. I love Luna Bars, love them! My favorites are Chocolate Peppermint Stick and Carmel Nut Brownie :)

    migasnat (at) umich (dot) edu

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  46. I never realized that there are so many different products! I have never tried the Luna protein bar or the Clif Crunch bars! Can't wait to try them, they look yummy

    migasnat (at) umich (dot) edu

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  47. I love the oatmeal cliff bar.

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  48. I never knew that they made the Luna bars. Have to try them.

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  49. I love the pumpkin spice bar right now...

    karyn.bailey.smith@hotmail.com

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  50. I never knew they had wine too...

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  51. I love Clif bars - can't wait to try out the gels.

    I learned a lot about proteins on the website. I did not learn this on the website, but I also found out today that antibodies are a form of protein.

    Dave
    david.parke@gmail.com

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