Product: CLIF Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bar – $1.49+
As an active and extremely busy on-the-go girl, I often find myself in places where I need something to eat, and given my dietary restrictions…that’s not always a simple thing. I always…always…have some form of a snack bar or protein bar on hand. And while my usual go-to’s include KIND, Lärabar, and Luna Protein…I have since been expanding on my protein bar options.
Leave it to my roommate then, to head out to the grocery store on an errand and return with some gluten-free bars that were on Manager’s Special. This is always a nice treat to find gluten-free anything market down at the grocery store…usually by half price. The bars were the CLIF Mojo Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bars…of which she grabbed one of each variety that were on the markdown.
I went out of town this past weekend, and while I knew I’d have plenty of options in the Columbus area (and my friend Jenn is awesome at keeping gluten-free stuff around for me!), I wasn’t so sure if I’d need something to eat on the journey home. So, as usual, I threw a couple of bars into the food bag we haul with us everywhere…and I was so so glad we did. About the time we hit Columbus, my delicious breakfast had been burned through and my stomach was starting to grumble that it was hungry. We were trying to race bad weather (that never hit!) home, so stopping somewhere wasn’t an option. Besides, there are only a couple of places I have been to and would trust in Cincinnati…and we weren’t anywhere near them at that point. As we didn’t go to Dayton to hit up Sinfully Gluten Free, nor did we go to Cherbourg Bakery while in Columbus, there were no gluten-free baked treats begging for devouring.
But…we each had our bars. So, at the first chance I had, I dug through the bag and found Cathy a bar and then dug around more, pulling out the first CLIF Mojo Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Bar I could find.
It just so happened to be the Wild Blueberry Almond Bar.
Sounded yummy as I am a huge fan of both blueberries and almonds. It was like it was made to make me one happy girl at that point.
I unwrapped it, making immediate note as to how the CLIF Mojo Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bars looked a lot like the KIND bars that I love. That was definitely a good sign, for sure. I snapped pictures for the blog, then broke off my first piece to taste. I was hoping it was as good as the KIND bars I rave about constantly.
Guess what? It was amazing. Huge flavor, partially because the fruit part of this bar is from real, organic, wild blueberries. Seriously…you can see the berries when you bite into or break off pieces of the bar. They are one of the most prominant ingredients too. With almonds being the second. And since the bar is the CLIF Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bar…I suppose it better be full of blueberries and almonds. You won’t be disappointed. The blueberries bring this amazing sweetness to each bite, and the almonds counter it with that little crunch and that saltiness. It finds perfect balance between both tastes and makes for one fantastic bar to eat on the go. I was won over by the first bite. And I’m super excited that I have three other flavors left at home in my running snack drawer to try. But the CLIF Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bar is one fantastic bar. Serious flavor without a serious amount of calories.
So, let’s talk ingredients, shall we? The CLIF Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bar is made from: almonds, organic currant raisins, organic tapioca syrup, organic wild blueberries, organic cashews, organic rice crisps, organic roasted soybeans, organic inulin, organic sunflower oil, sea salt, citric acid, natural flavor, and natural vitamin E. This bar is gluten-free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, and is low glycemic.
A serving of the CLIF Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bar is one bar. In this one bar, you will be provided with 160 calories and 8 grams of fat. Do not panic over that fat count through, most of that comes naturally from the nuts, and is a healthy fat. You will also be taking in 110 mg sodium and 12 grams of sugar. Yes…the sugar does seem high…but I’m hoping a lot of that is naturally occurring in the fruit. In addition, you get 210 mg potassium, 4 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein. Yes…you will feel full after consuming this bar. And that’s the whole point of a bar like this. You don’t want to eat it and feel hungry an hour later. You want something that will stick with you for awhile. And the CLIF Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bar does just that.
Super delicious!! If you haven’t tried the gluten-free CLIF Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bars, I highly encourage you to head to the grocery store and pick some up. I can definitely recommend this flavor. Just a burst of sweet and salty in each bite, making this one epic bar…any time you like. Trust me…you won’t be disappointed.