CLIF Bars

Our Top Ranked CLIF Bar: Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars

CLIF Bars Review

TLDR

CLIF Bars are relatively healthy energy bars that are useful to replenish carbohydrates while exercising.

Pros

  • They're very convenient when you don't have time to prepare a real meal.
  • They're very convenient during a workout or hike when your hands are dirty.

Are CLIF Bars healthy? Are they good for you?

We believe CLIF Bars are healthier than fast food, potato chips, and other kinds of food. However, we believe there are healthier brands of bars like RXBars, Kind Bars, or Rise Bars. Many flavors of CLIF Bars have as many as 5 or 6 different sweeteners as well as refined flour and a variety of soy ingredients. They're also pretty high in carbohydrates and are most useful during strenuous exercise when your glycogen levels are depleted.

How Our Ratings Work

Our ratings are based on ingredients and nutrition facts. In particular, we look for:

  • Limited Sodium: Some sodium is required for a healthy diet. However, excess salt can increase blood pressure, which can lead to cardiovascular issues.
  • Limited Stimulants: Stimulants are okay in moderation and most food has way less caffeine than a cup of tea or cup of coffee. Caffeine also might have some health benefits. With that said, caffeine can cause nutrient depletion of important nutrients, like vitamin B6, and interfere with nutrient absorption of essential minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium and B vitamins.
  • Limited Sweeteners: Sweeteners improve taste and are also okay in moderation. However, per Harvard Medical School, refined, concentrated sugar consumed in large amounts rapidly increases blood glucose and insulin levels, increases triglycerides, inflammatory mediators and oxygen radicals, and with them, the risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.
  • No Artificial Flavors: An artificial flavor is a chemical mixture that imitates a natural flavor in some way. We believe in eating natural instead of artificial whenever possible.
  • No Sugar Alcohols: Sugar alcohols are known to cause digestive issues and might actually contribute to weight gain despite having fewer calories than natural sweeteners.
  • Simple, Whole Food Ingredients: We believe in eating whole foods vs. highly processed foods with synthetically derived ingredients.

Disclaimer About Our Ratings

  • We haven't rated every possible product. Our system favors products with accessible nutrition information and product details.
  • Nutrition data is limited. For example, we can't always tell whether carbohydrates are derived from sugar or whole grains. We also can't tell if ingredients are from quality sources.
  • "Healthiness" is subjective, personalized, and opinionated. There's still a lot of unknowns about nutrition and an ideal diet is often different for different people.

Healthiest CLIF Bars

Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars

1. Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 5g 180mg 44g 10g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: organic sunflower oil
  • Fruits: apple juice concentrate, blueberry puree, concentrated apple puree, dried blueberries, elderberry juice concentrate, lemon powder, organic date paste
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour
  • Nuts: almond butter, organic almonds
  • Other: beta carotene, citric acid, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic glucose syrup, organic invert sugar syrup, pectin
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
Carrot Cake CLIF Bars

2. Carrot Cake CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
240 4g 150mg 45g 9g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: organic soybean oil
  • Fruits: coconuts, organic dried apples, organic raisins
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour, rice starch
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: beta carotene, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, organic vanilla extract, salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic dried cane syrup
  • Vegetables: dried carrots
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
Chocolate Almond Fudge CLIF Bars

3. Chocolate Almond Fudge CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 6g 130mg 42g 10g
  • Fibers: apple fiber, inulin, organic oat fiber, organic psyllium
  • Fruits: organic fig paste
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds, almond butter
  • Other: beta carotene, chromium chloride, copper gluconate, dicalcium phosphate, ferric orthophosphate (iron), magnesium oxide, manganese gluconate, natural flavors, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, zinc citrate
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Seeds: organic milled flaxseeds
  • Spices: sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Stimulants: cocoa, cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), folic acid (vitamin B9), natural vitamin E, niacinamide (vitamin B3), phytonadione (vitamin K), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin (vitamin B1)
Crunchy Peanut Butter CLIF Bars

4. Crunchy Peanut Butter CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 6g 240mg 41g 11g
  • Fibers: apple fiber, inulin, organic oat fiber, organic psyllium
  • Fruits: organic date paste
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic peanuts, organic peanut butter, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, peanuts, peanut flour
  • Other: beta carotene, chromium chloride, copper gluconate, dicalcium phosphate, ferric orthophosphate (iron), magnesium oxide, manganese gluconate, natural flavors, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, zinc citrate
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Seeds: organic milled flaxseeds
  • Spices: salt, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), folic acid (vitamin B9), niacinamide (vitamin B3), phytonadione (vitamin K), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin (vitamin B1)
Tart Cherry CLIF Cubes Bars

5. Tart Cherry CLIF Cubes Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
230 10g 70mg 29g 5g
  • Fat: high oleic sunflower oil, palm oil
  • Fruits: cherry juice concentrate, cherry powder, date paste, dried cherry juice concentrate, dried cranberries, dried cranberry juice concentrate, dried lime juice concentrate, dried tart cherries
  • Grains: oat flour, rice flour, rice starch, rolled oats
  • Nuts: cashew butter
  • Other: citric acid, natural flavors
  • Protein: pea protein
  • Seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower lecithin, sunflower seed butter
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Sweeteners: brown rice syrup, cane sugar, cane syrup, rice syrup solids, tapioca syrup, vegetable glycerin
  • Vitamins: mixed tocopherols (vitamin E)
Cool Mint Chocolate CLIF Bars

6. Cool Mint Chocolate CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 5g 180mg 43g 9g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: organic soybean oil, sunflower oil
  • Fruits: organic fig paste
  • Grains: organic oat flour, organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: baking soda, beta carotene, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: organic vanilla extract, salt
  • Stimulants: alkalized cocoa, cocoa butter, green tea extract, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic dried cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
Apricot CLIF Bars

7. Apricot CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
240 4g 115mg 46g 9g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: organic high oleic sunflower oil
  • Fruits: dried apricots, lemon juice concentrate
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour, rice starch
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour
  • Other: beta carotene, calcium carbonate, citric acid, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: organic annatto, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars

8. Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 8g 230mg 40g 10g
  • Fibers: inulin, organic oat fiber, organic psyllium
  • Fat: sunflower oil
  • Fruits: organic date paste, organic raisins
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic peanuts, organic peanut butter, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: beta carotene, chromium chloride, copper gluconate, dicalcium phosphate, ferric orthophosphate (iron), magnesium oxide, manganese gluconate, natural flavors, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, zinc citrate
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Seeds: roasted pumpkin seeds, roasted sunflower seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Spices: salt, sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), folic acid (vitamin B9), natural vitamin E, niacinamide (vitamin B3), phytonadione (vitamin K), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin (vitamin B1)
Chocolate Brownie CLIF Bars

9. Chocolate Brownie CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 5g 170mg 45g 9g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: organic sunflower oil
  • Fruits: organic date paste
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: beta carotene, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Stimulants: alkalized cocoa, cocoa, cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter CLIF Bars

10. Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
230 10g 130mg 27g 7g
  • Fat: organic high oleic sunflower oil, organic palm oil
  • Fruits: organic banana powder, organic date paste
  • Grains: organic oat flour, organic rice flour, organic rice starch, organic rolled oats
  • Legumes: organic peanut butter
  • Other: natural flavors, organic natural flavors
  • Protein: organic brown rice protein, organic pea protein
  • Seeds: sunflower lecithin
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Stimulants: organic alkalized cocoa, organic unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic dried cane syrup, organic tapioca syrup, vegetable glycerin
  • Vitamins: mixed tocopherols (vitamin E)
Chocolate Peanut Butter CLIF Bars

11. Chocolate Peanut Butter CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
230 11g 160mg 26g 7g
  • Fat: organic high oleic sunflower oil, organic palm oil
  • Fruits: organic date paste
  • Grains: organic oat flour, organic rice flour, organic rice starch, organic rolled oats
  • Legumes: organic peanut butter, organic peanut flour
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Protein: organic brown rice protein, organic pea protein
  • Seeds: sunflower lecithin
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Stimulants: organic alkalized cocoa, organic cocoa, organic unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic dried cane syrup, organic tapioca syrup, vegetable glycerin
  • Vitamins: mixed tocopherols (vitamin E)
Coconut Almond Butter CLIF Bars

12. Coconut Almond Butter CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
230 11g 150mg 27g 7g
  • Fat: organic high oleic sunflower oil, organic palm oil, organic virgin coconut oil
  • Fruits: organic coconuts, organic date paste
  • Grains: organic oat flour, organic rice flour, organic rice starch, organic rolled oats
  • Nuts: organic almond butter, organic cashew butter
  • Other: natural flavors, organic natural flavors
  • Protein: organic brown rice protein, organic pea protein
  • Seeds: sunflower lecithin
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Stimulants: organic cocoa
  • Sweeteners: organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic dried cane syrup, organic tapioca syrup, vegetable glycerin
  • Vitamins: mixed tocopherols (vitamin E)
Peanut Toffee Buzz CLIF Bars

13. Peanut Toffee Buzz CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 6g 200mg 42g 10g
  • Fibers: inulin, organic oat fiber, organic psyllium
  • Fruits: organic date paste
  • Grains: organic oat bran, organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic peanuts, organic peanut butter, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, organic soy lecithin, peanut flour, soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: beta carotene, chromium chloride, copper gluconate, dicalcium phosphate, ferric orthophosphate (iron), magnesium oxide, manganese gluconate, natural flavors, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, zinc citrate
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Seeds: organic milled flaxseeds
  • Spices: organic vanilla extract, salt, sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, green tea extract, organic cocoa butter
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic dried cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), folic acid (vitamin B9), niacinamide (vitamin B3), phytonadione (vitamin K), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine (vitamin B1)
Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch CLIF Bars

14. Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 7g 200mg 41g 10g
  • Fibers: apple fiber, inulin, organic oat fiber, organic psyllium
  • Fruits: organic date paste
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic peanuts, organic peanut butter, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, peanuts, peanut flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: beta carotene, chromium chloride, copper gluconate, dicalcium phosphate, ferric orthophosphate (iron), magnesium oxide, manganese gluconate, natural flavors, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, zinc citrate
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Seeds: organic milled flaxseeds
  • Spices: salt, sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), folic acid (vitamin B9), niacinamide (vitamin B3), phytonadione (vitamin K), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin (vitamin B1)
White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF Bars

15. White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
260 7g 220mg 42g 9g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: organic high oleic sunflower oil
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: macadamia nuts
  • Other: beta carotene, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, organic cocoa butter
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic dried cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
Peanut Butter Banana Dark Chocolate CLIF Bars

16. Peanut Butter Banana Dark Chocolate CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
260 7g 260mg 41g 10g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fruits: organic banana powder, organic dried bananas
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic peanuts, organic peanut butter, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: beta carotene, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
Peanut Butter & Honey with Sea Salt CLIF Bars

17. Peanut Butter & Honey with Sea Salt CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
260 8g 310mg 41g 10g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel solids
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic peanuts, organic peanut butter, organic peanut flour, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Stimulants: organic cocoa butter
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic honey
  • Vitamins: mixed tocopherols (vitamin E)
Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt CLIF Bars

18. Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 5g 300mg 45g 9g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: organic high oleic sunflower oil
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: salt, sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, organic cocoa butter, organic unsweetened chocolate, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, cane sugar, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup
Caramel Toffee with Sea Salt CLIF Bars

19. Caramel Toffee with Sea Salt CLIF Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
250 5g 320mg 45g 9g
  • Fibers: organic oat fiber
  • Fat: organic high oleic sunflower oil
  • Grains: organic rolled oats, rice flour
  • Legumes: organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Seeds: sunflower lecithin
  • Spices: organic annatto, sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, organic alkalized cocoa, organic cocoa butter
  • Sweeteners: barley malt extract, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic cane syrup