An energy bar with nut butter filling? Why not! It seems like a not bad idea. But in fact, it’s not as brilliant as it appears to be.

What I really miss in protein bars available in the UK is their filling. Usually, they’ve got a solid interior, what pretty often makes me a bit sad. There are just a couple of protein bars different than that, like Pro2Go Peanut & Milk Chocolate, Coconut & Milk Chocolate and Apple & Cinnamon. All of them have a liquid filling. Sort of. And there’s also CLIF BAR Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Energy Bar, a sibling of Crunchy Peanut Butter. And although it’s coming from across the pond, from Canada, it’s available in Tesco. So why don’t you give it a try?

CLIF BAR Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Energy Bar

Ok, I agree. This bar doesn’t look spectacular. It rather looks like… Oh, never mind, just look at the photos we have taken. Anyway, its scent is intensive and there’s hazelnut butter easily noticeable. Alike a slightly bitterish smell. However, it also lacks chocolate. That combination is not too appealing, but it’s still not too bad. A pretty tough from the outside, this bar is somewhat softish inside. Eventually, there shouldn’t be any significant problem with biting into it. However, it’s pretty chewy, especially its nut butter filling. And it tries to stick to the teeth heavily. Therefore, a sip or two most likely will be needed.

Furthermore, the taste of this bar is pretty OK.


Although there’s a bitterish aroma of oats, there’s also a hazelnut butter kick. So far so good. But if you’re looking for a chocolate bit, then not here. There’s no chocolate at all in this bar. Too bad. And I can only guess that is the reason this bar won’t make its way as a sweet treat. And going further, it’s also not satisfying and fulfilling.

Do I want another serving after the first one? Not actually. It’s too sticky and I don’t like struggling with any food. Especially the sweet one.

Macros of this CLIF BAR is nothing special. A 50g bar has 230 kcal, 11g of fat, 27g of carb and 6g of protein. There’s also palm fat on the ingredients list. Therefore, both these elements are not even good. They’re just fair.

And as you might guess, there’s no chance for the finest energy bar on the go title for this bar.

Is CLIF BAR an adventure bar?


It looks like it wants it to be. However, that’s not what I call an adventure. But don’t get me wrong. This bar is not bad. It’s actually not too bad after all. It has not a bad taste and… oops… it looks like that’s it. No more advantages of it I guess. And if I had a choice to go for such an adventure or stay at home, then most likely I’d stay at home. Because you may do some interesting things at home as well. Like eating pretty dull rice and chicken and vegs instead of an ‘OK energy bar’.

Will I ever go back to this energy bar? Not actually (and it’s nothing unusual for these bars). But if one day I’ll go to Canada then maybe the owner of these bars, Gary, proves me wrong?

5.5
Score

Pros

  • It contains nut butter filling

Cons

  • It contains palm fat
Smell
6.5
Outer firmness
4
Inner firmness
5.5
Taste
7
Moistness
6
Nutrients
4.5
Ingredients
5
Overall experience
5.5

Final Verdict

That’s not what I call an adventure. But don’t get me wrong. This bar is not bad. It’s actually not too bad after all. It has not a bad taste and… oops… it looks like that’s it. And if I had a choice to go for such an adventure or stay at home, then most likely I’d stay at home. Because you may do some interesting things at home as well.