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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Clif Bar's Organic Fruit & Nut Bars: A Taste Test

Posted By on Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM


Clif Bar turned twenty this year, and they are pouring on the new products. We recently told you about founder and co-CEO Gary's limited edition Panforte Bar, and now the other half of that co-, wife Kit, has her name on a whole line of bars: Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut Bar. Seems like the family is looking for a bit more name recognition?

Kit's bars are halfway between traditional thick and dense-to-chewy energy bars and the fruit-and-nut-chunky profile of Kind bars (still our favorite). Here's how the line tastes to us:

Kit's Organic

Cashew - Thick, almost fudgy, with modest notes of the nut and a bit of grainy-to-raw-spelt-flake texture and flavor. The use of dates is medium-noticeable both in texture and flavor. Overall, a mild and reasonable bar, far more enjoyable than many of the drier type.

Peanut Butter - Again the signature flavor, peanut butter in this case, is relatively mild, while the rolled flake, and ground nut and date base, are the predominant flavors. Still reasonable.


Berry Almond - The most" fruit and nut" of the bunch. Noticeable dried berry notes intermingle with the base flavors. Chewy with nice burst of dried fruit.

Chocolate Almond Coconut - Very true to its name. The coconut flavors are immediate, with the chocolate portion coming through in a the more muted, dusty-to-almost-powdery form typical of energy bars.. Almonds ad more texture than flavo, but you get just enough to create a semi-Mounds bar flavor; if Mounds and a prototypical energy bar had a child.

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