Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars: Sweet, Salty, Fruity, Nutty, Chocolaty

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Product by:
Clif Bar
Version:
Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond, Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, Wild Blueberry Almond, Cranberry Almond, Coconut Almond Peanut
Price:
$1.79/bar

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On August 1, 2014
Last modified:September 15, 2014

Summary:

At last, a hearty granola bar that isn't trying to be a protein bar, an energy bar, or a date bar. It's just good, wholesome ingredients (mostly organic, no funny additives) and ordinary sweeteners in a convenient crunchy, chewy delivery system.

Recently, two categories of Clif Mojo bars got a new look and added flavors: Fruit & Nut and Dark Chocolate. This brand of trail mix inspired snacks has had many twists and turns over the years (disappearing from shelves, reappearing, changing varieties and packaging), but I’m hoping that it’s finally here to stay.

Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars: Sweet, Salty, Fruity, Nutty, Chocolaty (dairy-free, gluten-free)

At last check, all Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars were dairy-free and gluten-free by ingredients, and the bars with the new look have more of a granola bar image in terms of shape and taste, but don’t contain oats. Each of these Clif Mojo bars has a chunky almond base with rice crisps, inulin, and a touch of roasted organic soybeans added. From there, the ingredients vary by flavor:

Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Coated with chocolate on the bottom and dotted with big chocolate chunks on top, this was the flavor that of course, my household reached for first. The organic cherries and dark chocolate offered a pleasant combination on a granola bar-like background.

Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt – I’m not sure if it was batch related, but this Clif Mojo Dark Chocolate bar had a real crunch, and wasn’t as tender as the others. It was still tasty, but I didn’t detect the sea salt as I had hoped (I LOVE chocolate with sea salt) and the almonds tended to overwhelm a bit for my tastes. This flavor was good (as you can see below, it has the double dose of chocolate like the Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond), and I loved that organic pecans and cashews were added for a real nutty vibe. Yet it was surprisingly not my favorite of the Clif Mojo bunch.

Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars: Sweet, Salty, Fruity, Nutty, Chocolaty (dairy-free, gluten-free)Wild Blueberry Almond – Heading into the Fruit & Nut territory, I really liked the generous dotting of “currant raisins” and wild blueberries in this crunchy, chewy, and relatively authentic granola bar. The big chunks of almonds overwhelmed a touch, but were good overall.

Cranberry Almond – I found this Clif Mojo bar to be very similar to the Wild Blueberry Almond, but with pleasant all-natural cranberries (cane sugar sweetened plus no sulphites or other additives).

Coconut Almond Peanut (contains honey: non-vegan) – Made with the addition of organic peanuts and coconut, this Clif Mojo bar has a good, unique flavor blend that is mellow when compared to the two other Clif Mojo Fruit & Nut flavors. It lacks dried berries, and thus sharp sweetness. I really like the gentler flavor of this bar for active hikes since taste buds tend to be heightened during exercise.

Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars: Coconut Almond Peanut pictured (dairy-free, gluten-free)

 

Certifications: Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars are labeled as gluten-free and they do contain quite a few organic ingredients (not 100%), but I didn’t spot any certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Most of the flavors are vegan, just a few of the Clif Mojo bars have a little honey added. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Clif Bar website at www.clifbar.com. Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bars are also sold at a discount on Amazon.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

8 Comments

  1. These look yummy! But after looking at them online I realized they have soy in them 🙁 I’m a nursing mama of a 3 month old who can’t eat dairy or soy. Maybe in future posts you can mention if they are both dairy and soy free? I know I’m not the only one out there struggling with this. Thanks for all you do, I’m really enjoying your site.

    • Hi Kim, every review I do has dietary notes! See the notes at the bottom of the review. If it was soy-free, I would put soy-free in those notes. The notes cover the top allergens, gluten, vegan, vegetarian and paleo. Everything we post is made without dairy. But yes, unfortunately Clif uses soy in almost all of their products. For your help, I also use a tag for all of our soy-free posts – http://www.godairyfree.org/tag/soy-free-dairy-free

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  3. Clif Mojo is ripping people off. They put their bars in a 1.41 oz package but don’t fill the package with the bar. There is about 1 inch of empty space. Shame on the owners of this company for taking advantage of people.

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