Kit’’s Organic Fruit + Nut Bars

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Product by:
Clif Bar
Version:
Peanut Butter, Berry Almond, Chocolate Almond Coconut, Cashew
Price:
$1.50 per bar

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On May 29, 2012
Last modified:October 23, 2016

Summary:

Simple ingredients, no added sweeteners, amazing taste, and the perfect textural blend of organic fruit and nuts. What more could I want?

I’m always on the lookout for a good brand of dairy-free, nutritious food bars. Not because we eat them daily, but rather I find it important to have some fallback packaged foods that I know we can trust when out and about or traveling. I love making bars at home, but my fresh, non-hermetically sealed treats won’t hold up in the car, on long trips, etc., and they aren’t sold in stores to pick up just when we need them.

You might have seen my shortlist of bar favorites, but I’ve got a new one that I am happily adding to this collection, Kit’s Organic Fruit & Nut Bars by Clif Bar (named after the co-owner of Clif Bar, Kit Crawford – it’s a husband and wife team!). They aren’t too different from a popular competitor, but just enough that they edge them out for me.

Here’s why I now love Kit’s Organic Bars:

  • Most importantly, the taste. They are the perfect blend of fruit and nuts, with some extra nut chunks added for textural interest.
  • They have an insanely simple ingredient list. All four of the flavors are made with a base of organic dates, organic almonds, and sea salt. They have just one to three additional whole food ingredients based on the flavor.
  • They are 100% organic. Yes, seriously, all of the bars, all-organic, and affordable to boot.
  • They are also gluten-free and soy-free. This has become important in my household as of late. To note, these bars are also completely vegan.

Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut Bars by Clif Bar - Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Non-Dairy

Flavor Notes for Kit’s Organic Fruit + Nut Bars

Thus far, we’ve sampled the following Kit’s Organic Fruit + Nut flavors:

Peanut Butter – Surprise, surprise, this flavor was my favorite. It really delivered on peanutty flavor and contains just Organic Dates, Organic Peanuts, Organic Almonds, and Sea Salt.

Berry Almond (Discontinued) – I thought this one had a nice fruity twist and a cherry-blueberry flavor vibe. But unfortunately, it has been discontinued.

Chocolate Almond Coconut – This variety was a bit richer than the others, but definitely dark chocolate in nature. The ingredients are just Organic Dates, Organic Almonds, Organic Unsweetened Chocolate, Organic Coconut, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, and Sea Salt.

Cashew – I voted this simple, clean flavor as a close second. It contains just Organic Dates, Organic Cashews, Organic Almonds, and Sea Salt.

Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut Bars by Clif Bar - Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Non-Dairy

This is what happens when you’re trying in vain to take a good picture, and you haven’t yet had breakfast:

Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut Bars by Clif Bar - Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Non-Dairy

 

The Facts on Kit’s Organic Fruit + Nut Bars

Certifications: Kit’s Organic Fruit + Nut Bars are Certified Organic.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Kit’s Organic Fruit + Nut Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients 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.

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.

6 Comments

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  2. Sorry – I meant $11.88 a case. With the normal price less than a dollar, I’m sure I will buy more when the sale ends. Also, I like it that the Kit’s bars are not huge and have 200 or fewer calories. Other good nutritious nondairy and non added sugar bars have too many calories (at least Raw Revolution recently reduced theirs – but it’s still a little high at 230 or so). It’s hard to eat less than one bar, or if you do, hard sometimes to have what you need to wrap it up when you’re on the move. Anyway, I’d appreciate any info you might have about nondairy non-sugar-added, organic food, especially at an affordable price. Thans!

    • Thanks so much! I’ll be going to Whole Foods this week and will definitely pick up some with the coupons. I haven’t yet trialed Raw Revolution, but will put them on my list.

      I do my best to find these types of products myself! I’ll keep my eye out and add more as I come across them in the reviews here.

  3. I thought you might like to know – Whole Foods has a coupon special on these bars curently (maybe until the end of the month, I’m not sure). It is buy one get one free with the coupons. They don’t mind if you take a bunch of coupon books, tear them out, and get 2 cases for the price of one (12 in a case) with 12 coupons. Plus, they are normally about 99cents a bar there and you get a case discount so I have gone in and gotten 24 Kit’s bars for $11.98 – the 10% case discount twice now. I am stocking up. All you have to do is tear the coupons out of the free coupon books. (I am not affiliated with Whole Foods, just a customer pleased with this bargain and these bars. ) I just wish there were a chocolate without coconut and with chocolate chips. Is the competitor you mention Raw Revolution? I actually like these a little better, but they are more expensive, the wrapper gets greasy, and although the sweetener is agave, which is good, it might have a little too much and the Kit’s doesn’t have it, although dates are maybe as sweet as agave. What do you think?

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