After putting a new Clif Bar, Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut energy bars to the test earlier this year, we simply couldn't help but to also taste another organic temptation, Gary's Panforte Fruit, Nut & Spice Bars, created to celebrate twenty years of Clif Bar goodness!
It's a pretty simple equation: put good food in – get good performance out. The bonus is that organic foods aren't just good for your body, they're also good for the planet. With a mix of whole grains, protein and fiber, Clif Bar gives you sustained energy to be in it to your limit. This bar was inspired by Gary's rides in Northern Italy and is based on an 800-year-old Italian recipe full of fruit, nuts and spices.
Are you a food label reader? I am! Nothing makes me feel better than finding healthy snacks to keep my family, and certainly my poor Hubs, moving than organic products. I love finding familiar, quality products in the ingredient panel. If I can pronounce all the ingredients, I know I have a potential hit in my hands.
Gary's Panforte Bar 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).
Of course, as with any snack or food for my family, the final proof is in the taste. My husband in particular was very taken with the limited edition Gary's Panforte bars. Fresh and moist from the package, these organic bars and filled with chunks of healthy goodness. Quite soft to eat but enriched with the desirable crunch of rice crisps as well as almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts and walnuts. Although the texture was similar to the Kit's Organic bars we'd tried previously, the Panaforte bars offered a delicious blend of mellow and spice. Perfect for providing my husband with a healthful treat to energize his Super Dad efforts!
Again, the Gary's Panforte organic energy bars are only available as a special, limited edition item in celebration of twenty years of Clif Bar quality. Look for them in your local stores or order online directly from the Clif Bar Store.
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I received Gary's Panforte bars to explore for the purposes of creating this feature. The opinions above are both honest and my own. Some information sourced from various Clif Bar sites.