Clif Bar, the gourmet energy bar being sifted ...
To the delight of athletes and their taste buds Clif Bar arrived in Europe only a few years ago. And since then, the brand, undisputed leader in the United States and Canada, has attracted more and more athletes.
And ... we were among the first to offer it to you in exclusive formula packs !!!
It was in California, at the beginning of the 90s, that the American athlete Gary Erickson created these bars. Gary regularly made bike rides over 300 km. To hold out, he swallowed energy bars in a chain and sometimes to the point of disgust! And it was during one of these outings that he said to himself, "I could make a much better bar than this!"
Two years later, after hours spent with her mother in the kitchen experimenting, Clif Bar was born! Gary, the high-level athlete and his mother, the outstanding cook, had achieved the goal of creating a high-performance and delicious energy bar. They named it after the athlete's father, Clifford Erickson.
A great story, but what about the product? What use, what efficiency, what taste, for what sport and when? Take a look back at this energy bar unlike any other that keeps getting talked about.
1. Its composition
90% of the ingredients that make up Clif Bar are from Organic Farming
Clif Bar bars are composed of nourishing but simple ingredients (oatmeal, dates from organic farming). Sources of protein and fiber, they provide vitamins B6 and B12 that contribute to a good energy metabolism. They also provide Vitamin A, D, E, C, Calcium, Magnesium, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, in short enough to hold on!
2. Nutritional values
- Calorie intake
A bar Clif Bar brings on average nearly 240 calories, it is thus advised to consume it in several catches to favor its assimilation
- Protein intake
The protein intake of Clif Bar will prevent you from pumping, errors due to nervous fatigue and will allow you to stay focused on your effort
- Carbohydrate intake
It will prevent you from hypoglycemia by maintaining a blood glucose level (60g / h maximum) during all your effort
- Lipid intake
It allows the lubricity of the energy bar and the conservation of food pleasure, without slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates
3. When to consume it?
- In training
A bar is close to the daily recommended dietary intakes in terms of protein / carbohydrate / lipid distribution. It can be used as a snack, waiting ration or recovery during long-term efforts.
However, it is advisable to space the consumption of meals and consume 1h30 2 hours before training to promote assimilation before exercise.
- In competition
Clif Bar is a good solid alternative to energy gels and drinks and will avoid the feeling of disgust and disgust that can be felt during long-term efforts. It is recommended to consume it with water to promote its assimilation.
4. Its packaging
- Very easy to open, Clif Bar opens from all sides without special precautions.
- Its packaging has also been designed so that the bar is consumed several times without the product deteriorating in the pocket once opened
5. Its texture
- The bar is dense but particularly smooth
- It is not dry and does not crumble, thus avoiding the feeling of suffocation that we can sometimes feel
- In cold weather, it remains soft thanks to its coating (maple syrup, brown rice) and easy to eat
- During hot weather, it will not melt and will remain very pleasant to eat
One to three hours before exercise with water to build up reserves and prevent hunger. During the effort, in small regular catch and accompanied by a drink. Their tasty taste also makes them a good snack over long days.
7. The strong point
Unquestionably the taste! The energy performance of a Clif Bar is excellent, but making it the # 1 choice for North American athletes is its tasty flavor. For them, feeding during the effort is no longer a necessity but a real pleasure.
8. The tastes
There is something for every taste !
- 1x Clif Bar Alpine Muesli Mix
- 1x Clif Bar Blueberry Crisp
- 1x Clif Bar Chocolate Almond Fudge
- 1x Clif Bar Chocolate Chip
- 1x Clif Bar Coconut Chocolate Chip
- 1x Clif Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 1x Clif Bar Peanut Butter Banana
- 1x Clif Bar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
- 1x NBF Clif Bar - Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
- 1x Clif Bar NBF - Chocolate Peanut Butter
- 1x Clif Bar NBF - Peanut butter
Tested and compared by Nicolas Aubineau, Dietitian Sports nutritionist and in clinic. It brings out the Clif bar in first position. Here is what he says about it "" The most qualified bar of the panel. Well dosed in carbohydrates, sodium, magnesium, vitamin B and antioxidants with a good ratio of sugars. Absence of potassium and BCAAs. A price per kg lower than the average. 1st bar… and by far "