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Old 07-23-22, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
I don't care about their adsÖ.
You should start a thread about their lies.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Going to make it hard for me to swallow a Clif Bar going forward
It's not like you can swallow one going backwards.
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What? Some company lying in their ads. Hard to believe!
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
My Clif Bar epiphany was when ski touring in the 1990s. They were actually edible when frozen!

For cycling, I ride with a Clif Shot in my pocket to ward off an impending bonk. The mocha flavor is my favorite. Plus there's that little caffeine boost.


I've never warmed to gel/goo because of the wrapper - I'm obviously not going to be a jackass and litter, but I also don't want to stick the wrapper, with residue, back in to my pocket. I prefer gummies/shot blocks.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
My Clif Bar epiphany was when ski touring in the 1990s. They were actually edible when frozen!

For cycling, I ride with a Clif Shot in my pocket to ward off an impending bonk. The mocha flavor is my favorite. Plus there's that little caffeine boost.


I always carry a Clif Shot with me on any ride, but generally don't avail myself of it. On longer Sunday rides I also carry one or two packages of Clif Bloks, the Black Cherry variety, and I like to stop at the halfway point and eat one package while admiring the scenery, which is usually this...
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I always carry a Clif Shot with me on any ride, but generally don't avail myself of it. On longer Sunday rides I also carry one or two packages of Clif Bloks, the Black Cherry variety, and I like to stop at the halfway point and eat one package while admiring the scenery, which is usually this...
Nice pic. Do you choose black cherry for the taste? Or for the caffeine??
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Old 07-23-22, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Nice pic. Do you choose black cherry for the taste? Or for the caffeine??
Definitely.

BTW, that's what it looks like in the early Spring. Now, it looks more like this..
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Iím a Gu and Hammer Gel guy. The latter are better.
Gu Vanilla Bean is my go to. I always have at least one in my jersey pocket.
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Originally Posted by jackb
What? Some company lying in their ads. Hard to believe!
Although, in this case, they're not.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I've never warmed to gel/goo because of the wrapper - I'm obviously not going to be a jackass and litter, but I also don't want to stick the wrapper, with residue, back in to my pocket. I prefer gummies/shot blocks.
Heh. On more than one occasion Iíve forgotten about the wrapper in a back pocket after a ride and found it stuck inside a couple of days later.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
It's not like you can swallow one going backwards.
He needs a fixie.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
The TDF ads for Clif Bars tout the family ownership Only problem is they sold to a corporation this year for approximately $3billion.

Iíve got no issue with people profiting from their efforts. Just donít lie to me. Going to make it hard for me to swallow a Clif Bar going forward
Try lots of water, and chew like crazy.
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Back in 2012 Clif Bars released a limited production run of "Panforte" bars.
They were only on the market for a couple months.
Best Clif Bar ever!
When the local grocery had no more, I drove a 20 mile roundtrip to buy the last box an REI had.
I'd kill to get my hands on more of those.
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Old 07-23-22, 08:48 PM
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I don't share by bike snacks with my family so I'm OK with this.
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Originally Posted by t2p
for a short period of time back in early - mid 90's (?) there was a bar similar to Powerbar but much better ... Exceed ?
Some of the Met-Rx bars are pretty good but they have a wide variety of bars. I like Kind bars and Nature Valley granola bars.

I can eat one Clif bar but if I eat two my stomach gets wonky.
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Regarding the OP: whew.

Regarding Clif Bars: they are OK - do what they need to do and are easy to get down. I preferred the Mojo bars (also made by Clif), but they evidently don't make them any more. I keep Clif bars in my carry on backpack when I'm traveling. Two will get me through a missed meal easily.
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With regulations like, in California, all the nonsense warning labels on virtually everything, it surprises me that the SEC allows the commercials to be aired in USA. You can lie about how your product tastes, and even how well it works (ex: holistic natural male enhancement products) but you generally cannot misrepresent the financials or ownership of a company.
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Originally Posted by Recycled Cycler
With regulations like, in California, all the nonsense warning labels on virtually everything, it surprises me that the SEC allows the commercials to be aired in USA. You can lie about how your product tastes, and even how well it works (ex: holistic natural male enhancement products) but you generally cannot misrepresent the financials or ownership of a company.
1) The sale of the company has not yet been completed, so the founders still own it.

2) It is not a publicly traded company, so there is no requirement for them to reveal their financials to the public.

3) This is much ado about nothing.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
The TDF ads for Clif Bars tout the family ownership Only problem is they sold to a corporation this year for approximately $3billion.

I’ve got no issue with people profiting from their efforts. Just don’t lie to me. Going to make it hard for me to swallow a Clif Bar going forward
Poster child for "first world problem".
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Ain't that the truth.

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Poster child for "first world problem".
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I've never warmed to gel/goo because of the wrapper - I'm obviously not going to be a jackass and litter, but I also don't want to stick the wrapper, with residue, back in to my pocket. I prefer gummies/shot blocks.
Actually, though it's a bit fiddly, the Clif Shots have the "litter leash" built into the wrapper.. supposed to wrap and lock around one of your bike cables. Anyway, it was a nice attempt at solving this problem.
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Actually, though it's a bit fiddly, the Clif Shots have the "litter leash" built into the wrapper.. supposed to wrap and lock around one of your bike cables. Anyway, it was a nice attempt at solving this problem.
I think he meant the whole wrapper, not just the torn-off part.

I'm partial to Kind bars, or was when I was riding. Sat better than anything else.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I think he meant the whole wrapper, not just the torn-off part.

I'm partial to Kind bars, or was when I was riding. Sat better than anything else.
Yeah, the leash is to keep the torn off part with the bottom, but you can also use the leash to tie the wrapper onto a brake cable if you're so inclined. I don't bother though, I keep edibles in a sandwich ziploc bag and just put the wrapper back in that.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
I don't bother though, I keep edibles in a sandwich ziploc bag and just put the wrapper back in that.
I only bring edibles on my z1 rides. Hard to train when I'm giggling all of the time.
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Why just this commercial? I'm skeptical about every commercial I see on TV. Though I seldom watch live TV. I'm usually 15 or 20 minutes behind when I start them from the beginning so I can fast forward through the commercials and not have to be bothered.
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