Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars

Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars

Sierra Trail Mix 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.
  • They're low in sodium with just 230mg (10% DV) of salt.
  • They're a good source of fiber with 5g (20% DV) of fiber.
  • They're a good source of protein with 10g (20% DV) of protein.
  • They contain 13 added 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), and thiamin (vitamin B1).

Cons

  • They contain at least 4 added sweeteners: barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, and organic cane syrup. Sweeteners improve taste and are okay in moderation. However, sweeteners also add unnecessary calories, often make you hungry, and raise your blood sugar.
  • They contain soy protein isolate as an ingredient. Soy protein isolate is less nutritious than a whole grain. It also often contains unhealthy additives like aluminum and hexane. Some people are also allergic to or intolerant of soy products.
  • They contain "natural flavors" as an ingredient. Natural flavors are not necessarily bad but they do represent an unknown as they can be a variety of different ingredients. Ideally, it's better to be aware of all the ingredients you eat.
  • They contain at least 6 potential allergens: organic peanut butter, organic peanuts, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, soy lecithin, and soy protein isolate.
  • They contain refined flour (organic soy flour and rice flour) instead of a whole grain equivalent. Refined flour is usually less nutritious than the whole grains, legumes, or nuts its made from. In addition, flour generally raises your blood pressure more than whole grains.

Our Rankings

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.

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Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars Nutrition Facts

Calories in 1 Bar 250 13%
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Dietary Fiber, Insoluble 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Calcium 250mg 25%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 60mg 15%
Potassium 260mg 7%
Vitamin A 1500 IU 30%
Vitamin B-12 1mcg 15%
Vitamin C 54mg 90%
Vitamin D 40 IU 10%
Vitamin K 20mcg 25%
Zinc 2mg 10%
% Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults.

Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars 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, ORGANIC PEANUTS, CHOCOLATE CHIPS (DRIED CANE SYRUP, UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE+, COCOA BUTTER+, SOY LECITHIN, VANILLA EXTRACT), ORGANIC RAISINS, ORGANIC CANE SYRUP, ORGANIC PEANUT BUTTER (ORGANIC PEANUTS, SALT), CLIF CRUNCH (ORGANIC OAT FIBER, INULIN, ORGANIC PSYLLIUM), ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS, ROASTED SUNFLOWER SEEDS (SUNFLOWER SEEDS, SUNFLOWER OIL), ORGANIC DATE PASTE, SEA SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL VITAMIN E (ANTIOXIDANT). VITAMINS & MINERALS: DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, ASCORBIC ACID (VIT. C), MAGNESIUM OXIDE, DL-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VIT. E), FERRIC ORTHOPHOSPHATE (IRON), BETA CAROTENE (VIT. A), ZINC CITRATE, BIOTIN, NIACINAMIDE (VIT. B3), D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VIT. B5), PHYTONADIONE (VIT. K1), MANGANESE GLUCONATE, COPPER GLUCONATE, RIBOFLAVIN (VIT. B2), FOLIC ACID (VIT. B9), SODIUM SELENITE, THIAMIN (VIT. B1), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VIT. B6), ERGOCALCIFEROL (VIT. D2), CYANOCOBALAMIN (VIT. B12), CHROMIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM IODIDE.

  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  • Barley Malt Extract
  • Beta Carotene
  • Biotin (Vitamin H)
  • Chromium Chloride
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Copper Gluconate
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
  • D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • DL Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)
  • Dried Cane Syrup
  • Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2)
  • Ferric Orthophosphate (Iron)
  • Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
  • Inulin
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Manganese Gluconate
  • Natural Flavors
  • Natural Vitamin E
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Organic Brown Rice Syrup
  • Organic Cane Syrup
  • Organic Date Paste
  • Organic Oat Fiber
  • Organic Peanuts
  • Organic Peanut Butter
  • Organic Psyllium
  • Organic Raisins
  • Organic Roasted Soybeans
  • Organic Rolled Oats
  • Organic Soy Flour
  • Phytonadione (Vitamin K)
  • Potassium Iodide
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
  • Rice Flour
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Roasted Sunflower Seeds
  • Salt
  • Sea Salt
  • Sodium Selenite
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
  • Unsweetened Chocolate
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Zinc Citrate

Different Flavors of CLIF Bars

Questions & Answers

Are they vegan?

Yes. Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars are vegan. All 50 ingredients are vegan.

Are they gluten-free?

No. Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars are not gluten-free because they contain barley malt extract.

Are they dairy-free?

Yes. Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars are dairy-free. All 50 ingredients are dairy-free.

Are they keto?

No. Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars are not keto because they contain barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic date paste, organic raisins, organic roasted soybeans, organic rolled oats, organic soy flour, and rice flour.

Are they lactose-free?

Yes. Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars are lactose-free. All 50 ingredients are lactose-free.

Are they paleo?

No. Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bars are not paleo because they contain barley malt extract, dried cane syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic oat fiber, organic peanuts, organic peanut butter, organic roasted soybeans, organic rolled oats, organic soy flour, rice flour, soy lecithin, soy protein isolate, unsweetened chocolate, and vanilla extract.

Where can I buy CLIF Bars?

CLIF Bars are available at Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

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