Clif is one brand of packaged foods that I tend to buy when I do choose packaged foods. My sons like the granola bars, and the Mojo bar is one of my oldest son’s choices for adding some extra, nutrition-packed calories into his diet.


When Clif asked if I’d like to try their newest bars, Kit’s Organic fruit and nut bars, I said yes, and put them through my family’s taste-testing procedure. I gave each of the boys a piece of the four bars Clif sent me, and asked my boys for their opinion. (It’s not a very complicated procedure.)


Kit’s Organic fruit and nut bars come in four flavors: Berry Almond, Cashew, Chocolate Almond Coconut and Peanut Butter. Each bar is certified organic, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free. They’re high in fiber, have three-fourths of a serving of fruit in each bar, and are less than 200 calories each.


In our taste test, the Berry Almond was the favorite of both of my boys. I liked the Cashew the best. Each of the bars have a very dense texture because the main ingredient in each bar is organic dates. The dates create the base (and the sweetness) for each bar, and as my boys pointed out, the dominant flavor. In fact, the boys pointed out that the bars all have a similar taste.


I like these bars because of their simple ingredients. The Berry Almond bars contain only organic dates, organic almonds, organic barberries, organic bilberries, sea salt. There are no problematic ingredients in any of the bars, unless someone is allergic to an ingredient.


Clif says these bars are kid-friendly, but my boys weren’t as impressed with them as I was. Although the Berry Almond was their favorite, they said they’d rather have the Clif Mojo Bars. Tastes are personal, though, and other children may find these appealing.


Have you tried Clif Kit’s Organic bars? 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Clif Kit's Organic gluten-free fruit and nut bars
The sweetness in these bars come from fruit, not added sugar. Our food blogger’s family gives them a taste test.