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The Best-Tasting Energy Bars: Clif Bar Sierra Trail Mix

I’m training for a triathlon, and I need to take in a lot of calories when I’m on the bike or trail. That often means eating energy bars, which get old fast. What's the best bar for alleviating taste fatigue?

The Best-Tasting Energy Bars: Clif Bar Sierra Trail Mix

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“I have a love-hate relationship with Clif Bars,” says Fuller. After tasting another new Clif product in our lineup, he dismissed it as an expensive “rice crispy treat.” But he found that one of the newest company's newest products, the Sierra Trail Mix, due out in June, had a pleasing chocolate and oat flavor. And we have to say that this 250-calorie beast did its job in replacing calories like nothing else we tried. In comparison with Kind’s chocolate and sea salt number, the Clif had more carbs, more protein, and less fat. With a whopping 22 grams of sugar, it was certainly capable of giving us jitters. But after a long bike ride or hilly run, it was the only thing that satisfied.

Calories: 250
Fat: 8g
Sugar: 22g
Sodium: 230 mg
Protein: 10g
Price: $1.39 (out in June)

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