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Pros: 1/3 Organic ingredients, and a wallop of protein if you choose this instead of dinner.
Cons: Excess protein to carb ratio, soy protein hard to assimilate.
Best Uses: Best recommended use for power lifters trying to build muscle mass.
Clif Buiders Bar is a high protein (20g), 270-calorie, 38 gram carbs after activity recovery bar, available in 8 flavors with 33% organic ingredients. The down side from Outdoor Gear Lab tester’s perspective was the taste and the after bar indigestion. From the nutritional perspective, soy protein isolate is difficult to digest, and simple sugars for carbs lead to blood sugar crashes. Best recommended use for power lifters trying to build muscle mass.
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OutdoorGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review
Clif Builders Bar was on the short end of bars tested for caloric density. (Go for Rise Protein Bar for 20 g whey protein in 280 calories, Honey Stinger Protein Bar (20 grams whey protein) and added vitamins, or for Kate’s or ProBar)
Outdoor Gear Lab testers were cryptic in their taste reviews of Clif Builders Bars: “Sawdust beats this”.
Not a great nutrition choice for assimilation challenges inherent in soy protein isolate; nuts included are a plus.
Soy protein lowers the energy availability, as well as high protein to carb ratio (20g protein in 38g carbs).
— Wendy Pollock
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