Clif Bar sent me a sample pack of their newest flavor the Panforte to review. On the label it stated it has fruit, nuts and spices. Hmm, sounds interesting, right? According to Clif Bar, this flavor was inspired by an 800 year old recipe.
One of the first things I check on any bar would be its nutrition value. 260 calories, 10 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbs and 5 grams of protein. These numbers aren’t that far from other Clif Bar products.
So how does it taste? Well let me walk you through the scenario that took place in my kitchen this morning. I opened the wrapper and found that this bar was packed full of nuts! I sniffed it and it has a sweet, chocolaty and obviously nutty aroma. Took my first bite, it reminded me of their Chocolate brownie Clif Bar. Then the fruit flavors started coming out. Just to give you an idea of what’s in the bar, check out their ingredients list:
Ingredients:Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Rice Crisps (Organic White Rice Flour, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Barley Malt Extract, Salt), Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Date Paste, Organic Figs (Organic Figs, Organic Oat Flour), Organic Almonds, Pistachios, Hazelnuts, Organic Pears, Organic Zante Currant Raisins, Crystallized Ginger (Ginger, Dried Cane Syrup), Walnuts, Dried Citrus Peel Blend (Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Cane Syrup, Cane Sugar, Citric Acid), Organic Almond Butter, Organic Cocoa, Spices (Organic Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Coriander, White Pepper), Sea Salt, Natural Vitamin E (Antioxidant).
But I digress, right away you can taste some of the Orange Peel, Ginger, Cinnamon and Cloves. It’s actually very delightful because I’ve never had a bar that posses so many complex flavors in one bite. If anything it reminds me of the scene in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where Violet starts eating the gum that has a full course dinner…but with the Clif Bar you won’t turn into a blueberry. Overall the bar is really tasty, and somewhat reminds me of the fruityness that a Fruit Cake would offer.
Gary’s Panforte would be a great meal replacement bar if you’re on a diet, there’s enough calories and goodness in the bar to keep you full. Plus if you’re out hiking, mountain biking or doing any type of activity that requires sustenance. Oh I forgot to mention one of the best parts about Clif Bars, they’re Organic! You can pretty much find their bars almost anywhere. So the next time you’re anywhere that sells Clif, look out for Gary’s Panforte and give it a try, you never know, this could become your new favorite!