Monday, June 13, 2011

Clif Bar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut

Clif Bar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut ($0.99, Publix)
2.4 oz / 68g

Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, soy rice crisps, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, organic rolled oats, organic evaporated cane juice, cocoa butter, soy flour, soy lecithin, organic toasted oats, organic oat fiber, inulin, organic milled flaxseed, organic oat bran, psyllium, macadamia nuts, organic soy butter, organic macadamia nuts, organic date paste, natural flavors, sea salt.

Calories: 250
Cals from fat: 60
Total Fat: 7g (11%)
Sat Fat: 2g (10%)
Sodium: 240mg (10%)
Potassium: 170mg (5%)
Total Carb: 42g (14%)
Fiber: 4g (16%)
Sugar: 21g
Protein: 9g (18%)

This bar is so crazy, it has macadamia nuts AND organic macadamia nuts. I don't want to tell these folks how to run things, but that seems like a logistical hassle - what if your organic nuts get all mixed in with your inorganic nuts? Then you have a problem on your hands, right? Then again, that's all the more reason to just list both, then you can buy your nuts from whomever is available without having to change your packaging. Maybe it is shrewdness. Perhaps genius. Anyway, what we have here is your standard Clif bar but with a little drizzle of icing on top (what the what?) and a rather pleasant, mildly sweet taste. It has the standard Clif texture, which is sort of a dense chewy thing you would imagine reading sci-fi as a kid. No chemical taste, which by itself makes the Clif bar far and away the best "nutritious" bar on the market and running neck and neck with the classic nature valley bar for best in show.