Ready to feed your adventure? I’ve been fuelling my travels by paddleboard in Canada with Clif Bar’s fantastic oat bars and delicious energy gels.
The classic, all-American Clif Bar is one of my favourite energy bars to pack for adventures – unlike a lot of protein bars, they’re actually really tasty (rather like cookies) as well as nutritious. I’ll always carry one in my backpack pocket, and I’ve even relied on them as a quick breakfast or a mid-plane snack on long journeys, as they fill you up (they come in at 271 calories per bar) without feeling like a heavy meal. They’re made with organic rolled oats, but also pack vitamin B6 and B12.
When I’m getting really active I prefer the Clif Bloks, and they’re always tucked into my cycling jersey for a quick energy hit. The sweet and sour Margarita flavour is delicious. They may feel like chewing on cubes of jelly but a 33-calorie Blok instantly tops up electrolye levels and replenishes salt, too. They’re pretty genius – but perhaps not a surprising addition to Clif’s Bar’s product lineup, as Clif Bars were first dreamed up on a bike 20 years ago.
I’ve just got back from exploring Astotin Lake in Alberta, Canada. I headed out on a mission to paddle across it, so favourite Clif Bar, the chocolate chip (though I also love the peanut butter and mint chocolate Clif Bars) came with me for a mid-lake energy hit.