Here’s the basic nutritional information of an atypically tasty Clif Bar – White Chocolate Macadamia Nut – but it has fairly typical nutritional value for the species.
Nutrition FactsServing Size 1 bar (68g)Calories 240Calories from Fat 60*Percent Daily Values (DV) based on a 2000 calorie diet
Amount/Bar % DV* Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1.5gTrans Fat 0g 11%8% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 160mg 7% Potassium 180mg 5% Total Carbohydrates 41gDietary Fiber 4gInsoluble Fiber 2gSugars 21gOther Carb. 16g 14%16% Protein 9g 18%Vit A. 30%, Vit. C 100%, Calcium 25%, Iron 25%, Vit. E 100%, Vit. K 25%, Thiamin (B1) 25%, Riboflavin (B2) 15%, Niacin (B3) 15%, Vit. B6 20%, Folate 20%, Bit. B12 15%, Biotin 10%, Patothenic Acid 20%, Phosphorus 20%, Iodine 15%, Magnesium 25%, Zinc 20%, Selenium 20%, Copper 15%, Manganese 25%, Chromium 10%, Molybdenum 15%
INGREDIENTS: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soy Flour), Organic Rolled Oats, Soy White Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Cocoa Butter, Soy Flour, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors), Organic Toasted Oats (Organic Oats, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, ClifCrunch® (Organic Oat Fiber, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Organic Milled Flaxseed, Organic Oat Bran, Psyllium), Macadamia Nuts, Organic Soy Butter, Organic Macadamia Nuts, Organic Date Paste, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt.
This seems like a fairly good balance of fat, carbs, protein and fiber. The primary ingredient in Clif bars is organic brown rice syrup, which is brown rice fermented into sugar. It has a lower glycemic index than straight-up table sugar. I use Clif bars as a convenient breakfast substitute, or a quick snack for a long hike or a long drive. The portability and relatively long shelf life make them ideal snacks for the car or backpack to stave off emergency hangriness.
Don’t make me hangry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m hangry…
They’re all nutritious, but here are the ones that taste best, in ranked order.