Clif Bar Peppermint Stick Energy Bar

Officially holiday season! Christmas and Hanukkah are approaching quick! So in spirit, a holiday themed treat.

Clif Bar sent me their Peppermint Stick Clif Bar. I happen to love these energy bars, so I was excited!

The bar was standard in terms of texture for a Clif Bar. Chewy and dense, soft and had a few oats scrambled around. was sort of fruity minty. Like bubble-mint toothpaste in a way. You know when it’s slighty sweet like bubblegum but also minty. At first I took a bite and it had that standard Clif bar taste, slightly fruity/date flavor, but then in comes a peppermint flavor. Not super strong, but you definitely can taste it. In fact if you can’t taste it, you might need to get your taste buds evaluated ; )

But then some bites were different. Another bite had a very mild mint flavor and a bit of a white chocolate flavor. Hmm. I also saw streaks of red throughout the bar, not BIG streaks, but a mild red. I searched the ingredient list and saw peppermint candy, which not only explained the red but also the stronger peppermint flavors in some bites.

I normally go for energy bars early in the morning, when it’s too early for a full breakfast/I want to work out early. However, I took one bite of this and couldn’t do it. It was too strong for a morning tummy/ taste buds to handle (or at least mine anyway) so I ended up eating it later on in the day.

I got this bar for free, but I can’t say I would buy it again. I wasn’t really a fan, it was just ok. I like that it was seasonal and wintry with the peppermint, and I think it’s great if you really like peppermint. However, the only time I like minty things is when I brush my teeth or chew a piece of gum. This didn’t really work for me.

The nutrition facts seem pretty standard for a Clif Bar. Although a bit high in sugar for a bar that’s about the size of my palm. 2 stars

Peppermint? Yay or nay? I would say I’m average- I do like York Peppermint Patties! But, I would much rather have some christmas cookies than a candy cane!

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8 thoughts on “Clif Bar Peppermint Stick Energy Bar”

  1. You pretty much nailed my review from my blog exactly. The peppermint flavor was too much. I had it as “dessert” after dinner and even then it was too much. I can’t even imagine trying it for breakfast. Ugh.

  2. Yea. I took a bite and I was like. ummmm no. WAY too early.
    glad we had the same thoughts- Ill have to check your review out! 🙂

  3. I am with you on the cookies>candy canes. However, on the off chance I get candy canes, I have a crushed-candy-cane-chocolate-cookie recipe bookmarked. Doesn’t that sound so good?!

  4. hmm havent tried that one yet, but I have heard a few people tell me that they like it. I’ll be on the lookout!

  5. i wasn’t the biggest fan of this bar because i did think it tasted like a clif bar iced with colgate. 🙂 also, the red dots were messing with my head b/c i kept expecting them to taste like berries!

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