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Calories in Clif Crunch Compared With Calories in Nature Valley Granola Bars

Clif Goes Crunchy With Old School Granola Bars

Clif Bar has been making chewy whole grain energy bars for almost 20 year now, so it was only a matter of time before the company started making a crunchy version. Reminiscent of the granola bars of my youth, Clif Crunch ($4.50 for a box of six packages, each containing two bars) comes in the familiar flavors — Honey Oat, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip — as well as the gourmet White Chocolate Macadamia. Each pouch contains two slim and crunchy bars just like those of yesteryear. I have tasted all the flavors with peanut butter being my favorite, but my daughters enjoyed the white chocolate version — it's a bit sweeter.

Clif Crunch definitely feels like a lighter treat than the traditional Clif Bar, and although they don't parch your mouth I would save the bars as a post-workout treat. They didn't works so well in the middle of a long ride. Paired with an apple or grapes, a Clif Crunch makes for a nice afternoon snack too.

To see how the Clif Crunch compares nutritionally with Nature Valley granola bars, keep on reading.

2 bars Calories Fat (g) Sodium (mg) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)
Clif
190
9
115
25
4
10
5
Nature
Valley
190
7
180
28
4
11
5

Ingredients

  • Clif: Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Sunflower Oil, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Palm Kernel Oil, Peanut Flour, Soy Lecithin), Rice Crisp (Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract, Evaporated Cane Juice, Salt, Calcium Carbonate), Honey, Organic Barley Flakes, Organic Rye Flakes, Roasted Peanut Extract, Oat Bran, Oat Fiber, Sea Salt (Real Salt®), Natural Flavor, Inulin (Chicory Extract).
  • Nature Valley: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Canola Oil, Peanut Butter (peanuts and salt), Yellow Corn Flour, Brown Sugar Syrup, Soy Flour, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Baking Soda.

I was a bit surprised at the number of ingredients in the Clif Crunch, but everything in the list is recognizable to me. I am familiar with inulin because I came across it on a Luna Bar label a while back, and have since found this form of soluble fiber listed as an ingredient in many places from yogurt to oatmeal.

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Have you tried Clif Crunch? If yes, what do you think?

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