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.
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.
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.
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.