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Appealing packaging and presentation cannot make up…

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

Summary

Appealing packaging and presentation cannot make up for a flavorless sawdust. Hands down the worst Clif Bar I have tried.

Pros

  • LOOKS delicious

Cons

  • Bland taste

With the holidays fast approaching Clif Bar, will soon be rolling out its seasonal flavors. So I thought this would be a good time to warn you away from trying the "Hot Chocolate" flavored bar.

At my local REI, I grabbed an impulse item at the checkout. Who could blame me when the packaging looks so festive!

20170209_121140.jpgThe packaging was appropriate as I was hiking and camping near Jackson Falls, the climbing mecca of southern Illinois. 

Of course, the ingredients list is never appealing on these bars.

20170209_121226.jpgYeah, Soy Protein Isolate!!!!

Here's a mouthwatering picture. Might that be real frosting? Is this going to taste like a chocolaty cup of mocca, with whipped cream on top????

20170209_121309.jpg

No. It tasted like flavorless Rolled Oats and Soy Protein Isolate. I was REALLY hungry, and this still tasted like sawdust. If there was suppose to be a hint of chocolate in this thing, I didn't find it. 

Some Clif Bars taste better than others. This one, though, is the most bland bar I have tried. 

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

As a big fan of hot chocolate (the drink), this makes me sad.


1 year ago
Jake W

hahaha recently tried this flavour as well. Something about a warm cup of hot chocolate seems so inviting. I found it was like dumping the dry hot chocolate powder into my mouth.


1 year ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Now I'm so curious I may feel compelled to try it.


1 year ago
G00SE

But I am warning you not to try it, and Jake agreed. Of course, I didn't get any chocolaty flavor in mine.


1 year ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Challenge accepted! (If I see it at a store I'll pick up one.)


1 year ago
G00SE

You don't seem to get the point of these reviews. :P


1 year ago
Jake W

She's new to trailspace goose, you should be welcoming!


1 year ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Haha! I still want to try it now. It's like when people say "Is something wrong with this? Taste it..."


1 year ago
G00SE

Did you ever try this flavor, Alicia?


1 year ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

I have yet to see it in a local store...so unfortunately I have not had the honor.


1 year ago

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