Saturday, November 28, 2009

Clif Bar- Spiced Pumpkin Pie (Product Review)

Note: The first of my three samples of clif's new seasonal bars... Spiced Pumpkin Pie. It was very tasty! I wasn't sure if it was going to be less sweet than the other clif bars, but it was equally as sweet. The flavor of pumpkin comes from dried pumpkin, one of the ingredients listed below. I like pumpkin, but not if it's overbearing. This was just perfect. I was pleasantly surprised raisins were in the bar (one of my favorites!) The texture is similar to other clif bars- moist and delicious. It tasted more like a cookie than an energy bar. I also liked that is had an icing coating (made of soy white chocolate) on the bottom of the bar (see pics below). As far as nutritional value goes, the bar is comparable to other non-seasonal clif bars. See the nutritional info below. Overall, I would give this bar two thumbs up! This bar is only available for a limited time, so make sure you go out and try it!

One Bar:
Calories: 240
Fat: 5 grams
Carbs: 45 grams
Dietary Fiber: 5 grams
Insoluble fiber: 4 grams
Sugars: 23 grams
Protein: 10 grams

Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soy Flour), Soy White Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Cocoa Butter, Soy Flour, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors), Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Toasted Oats (Organic Oats, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Dried Pumpkin, ClifCrunch® (Apple Fiber, Organic Oat Fiber, Organic Milled Flaxseed, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Psyllium), Organic Dried Apples, Organic Raisins, Organic Date Paste, Organic Soy Butter, Organic Dry Roasted Almonds, Natural Flavors, Organic Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Colored with Annatto.