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We all have certain reference points we use to mark the passing of time and seasons: First plants to blossom, first leaves to fall, and first snow of the year. For me, the holiday season is in full swing when Clif Bar releases their seasonal flavors of Pecan Pie, Spiced Pumpkin Pie and Iced Gingerbread. These flavors can only be had for a short period of time during the holiday season and the wait is worth it!
Clif Bars are among my favorite out there due to the texture and flavors available. They also uses organic ingredients in their products. Clif Bar energy bars have never let me down in their flavor offerings and these three take the proverbial cake.
The Pecan Pie is a bit denser than the Spiced Pumpkin Pie and Iced Gingerbread. But the consistency is great for those times when you want an energy bar to satisfy the desire to eat and chew. The flavor is spot on; it tastes just like the Pecan Pie many of us enjoy this time of year. This is a light glaze drizzled on top of the bar with a very subtle sweet taste. It’s not too sweet or overbearing at all, it is rather sublime and a nice compliment to the nutty flavor of the bar.
Spiced Pumpkin Pie is a favorite in my house. The Clif Bar Spiced Pumpkin Pie is a bit softer than the Pecan Pie flavor. It’s not gooey by any means, but it is a bit softer which is nice for those times when you are close to running out of energy and want to get some carbs in you without a lot of effort. There are almonds in the Clif Bar Spiced Pumpkin Pie energy bar, so there is a nice bit of “crunch” to it as well. The Clif Bar Spiced Pumpkin Pie energy bar also has the icing on it, but the taste is not as strong as with the Pecan Pie energy bar.
Finally, my favorite energy bar of all time, the Clif Bar Iced Gingerbread energy bar. I look forward to the release of the Clif Bar seasonal flavors all year long, and I buy a few cases of this flavor every year. Yes, it is that good. Imagine a delicious soft-baked gingerbread cookie – that sums up the Clif Bar Iced Gingerbread. The gingerbread flavor is there without any sort of overpowering spice, and the texture falls somewhere between the softer Spiced Pumpkin Pie and the firmer Pecan Pie. The Iced Gingerbread also has the icing and the extra flavor is a perfect pairing to the gingerbread.
The three seasonal flavors from Clif Bar are a great source of energy for the colder months of the year. These flavors are the perfect way to keep you motivated and moving through the colder and darker days of the year. Whether out hiking a trail, spinning miles on your bike or engaged in an outdoors activity, the Clif Bar Pecan Pie, Spiced Pumpkin Pie and Iced Gingerbread energy bars will keep you going while also giving you a taste of a nice, home cooked treat.
– Alex (Dos)