Clif Builder's MAX

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A good meal replacement type snack bar with high calories,…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $1


A good meal replacement type snack bar with high calories, protein, and ingredients that are stated to not be genetically engineered.


  • High calories
  • Non GMO ingredients
  • High protein


  • Limited flavor selection

I stumbled upon these recently and realized they might make a real good high calorie snack food for backcountry use.


For me personally, I can never seem to consume enough calories when hiking. I always tend to loose a lot of weight during weeklong, or longer, trips, so I am always on the lookout for compact, high calorie foods. These Cliff bars come close to 400 calories per bar.

They also claim to have ingredients that are stated to be non-GMO, which is a huge issue/selling point for me.


As far as flavor is concerned, they are a little better than your average health bar but still not great. And as most health bars, I tend to consume a large amount of water when eating them.

The only drawback I see is the limited selection of flavors. Only three flavors are currently available, mint chocolate chip (my favorite), chocolate chip cookie dough, and caramel peanut.

I would recommend these for someone like myself that is wanting a high calorie snack in a compact size.

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Each Clif Builder's Max protein bar contains 30g of a blend of whey, soy and casien protein to promote muscle growth throughout the day and muscle recovery after a hard workout.


As an outdoor enthusiast, you don't have the time to make a healthy meal that'll recover your body from all the trail hiking, mountain climbing, road biking, hardcore skiing, intense kayaking, and backpacking adventures you live for. Not to mention one that'll travel well with you. So pack up the Clifbar Builder's MAX Bar every time you step outside for fast recovery that tastes good. After eating 20 grams of protein, you're ready to give that long-lasting project of yours another send after so many failed attempts. The 23 vitamins and minerals keep energy up and fatigue down when you're halfway to your backpacking destination. And without any trans fat or partially hydrogenated oils, these low-glycemic bars will quickly become your go-to food for fueling yourself wherever you are.


Clif Bar Builder's MAX bars are made with a proprietary TriBuild Protein blend of whey, soy and casein. Provides 30 grams of protein per bar Features 15 vitamins and minerals to support protein metabolism Carbohydrates for energy to sustain workout Item Specifications Unit of Sale 12 Bars/Box Flavor Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Type Bar Use After

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