Clif Bars are Naturally Dairy-Free Best Sellers in 24 Flavors

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It’s easy to take certain foods for granted – from raw whole foods to healthy conveniences that have been around for years, like the original energy and nutrition bars. Shortly after PowerBar took our fitness-oriented population by storm, Clif Bars emerged and quickly became a household brand. Many bar brands have come and gone over the past few decades, but Clif Bars have persisted, and are still one of the best-selling bars in the U.S. 

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Clif Bars are Naturally Dairy-Free Best Sellers in 22 Flavors

In my opinion, the success of Clif Bars is due to a number of factors.

  1. Taste – Clif Bars come in relatively sweet flavors that are formulated for healthy treat satisfaction.
  2. Texture – They’re cohesive, soft, have bits of interest, and are just lightly chewy (read: they won’t break your teeth or stick to them).
  3. Heft – A lot of bars are a little too light to satiate, but Clif Bars can even stand in as a mini meal when you don’t have time to eat.
  4. Value – They are some of the cheapest bars on the market, especially when you consider point #2: their size. It’s hard to find a bar that’s over 2 ounces, and frequently sold for around a dollar.
  5. Availability –  Clif Bars are everywhere!
  6. Variety – They come in so many flavors. Many have come and gone over the years, but at last count, they still had 22 different flavors (not including their Seasonal Flavors). Favorites vary, but there are some best sellers that have persisted over the years.

Below, I’ve included full details on five consistently top selling Clif Bars, followed by a list of all current flavors.

Chocolate Chip (also available in Minis)

Clif Bars Reviews, Info, and Best Sellers! All naturally dairy-free and vegan.Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, organic rolled oats, soy protein isolate, organic cane syrup, organic roasted soybeans, rice flour, cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate‡, organic soy flour, organic oat fiber, organic high oleic sunflower oil, cocoa butter‡, barley malt extract, sea salt, natural flavors, soy lecithin, organic cinnamon. ‡rainforest alliance certified™ vitamins & minerals: dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ascorbic acid (vit. c), dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vit. e), beta carotene (vit. a), niacinamide (vit. b3), ergocalciferol (vit. d2), thiamine mononitrate (vit. b1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vit. b6), riboflavin (vit. b2), cyanocobalamin (vit. b12). contains soy. may contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and wheat.

Nutrition (per 2.4-ounce bar): 250 calories, 5g fat, 45g carbs, 4g fiber, 21g sugars (includes 21g added sugars), 9g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 15% calcium, 15% iron, 10% vitamin E, 15% thiamin, 15% riboflavin, 25% niacin, 10% vitamin B6, 25% vitamin b12, 20% magnesium.*

Crunchy Peanut Butter (also available in Minis)

Clif Bars Reviews, Info, and Best Sellers! All naturally dairy-free and vegan.Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, organic rolled oats, organic cane syrup, organic peanut butter, organic roasted soybeans, soy protein isolate, peanuts, peanut flour, rice flour, organic soy flour, organic oat fiber, natural flavors, sea salt, barley malt extract.  vitamins & minerals: dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ascorbic acid (vit. c), dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vit. e), beta carotene (vit. a), niacinamide (vit. b3), ergocalciferol (vit. d2), thiamine mononitrate (vit. b1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vit. b6), riboflavin (vit. b2), cyanocobalamin (vit. b12). contains peanuts and soy. may contain tree nuts, milk, and wheat.

Nutrition (per 2.4-ounce bar): 260 calories, 7g fat, 40g carbs, 4g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), 11g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 15% calcium, 10% iron, 10% vitamin E, 15% thiamin, 15% riboflavin, 25% niacin, 10% vitamin B6, 25% vitamin b12, 25% magnesium.*

White Chocolate Macadamia (also available in Minis)

Clif Bars Reviews, Info, and Best Sellers! All naturally dairy-free and vegan.Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, organic rolled oats, soy protein isolate, organic cane syrup, organic roasted soybeans, rice flour, macadamia nuts, organic cane sugar, organic oat fiber, organic soy flour, cocoa butter‡, organic high oleic sunflower oil, natural flavors, organic cocoa butter‡, sea salt, soy flour, barley malt extract, soy lecithin, mixed tocopherols (antioxidant). ‡rainforest alliance certified™  vitamins & minerals: dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ascorbic acid (vit. c), dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vit. e), beta carotene (vit. a), niacinamide (vit. b3), ergocalciferol (vit. d2), thiamine mononitrate (vit. b1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vit. b6), riboflavin (vit. b2), cyanocobalamin (vit. b12). contains macadamia nuts and soy. may contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and wheat.

Nutrition (per 2.4-ounce bar): 260 calories, 7g fat, 42g carbs, 4g fiber, 21g sugars (includes 20g added sugars), 9g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 15% calcium, 10% iron, 10% vitamin E, 15% thiamin, 15% riboflavin, 25% niacin, 10% vitamin B6, 25% vitamin b12, 20% magnesium.*

Chocolate Brownie (also available in Minis)

Clif Bars Reviews, Info, and Best Sellers! All naturally dairy-free and vegan.Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, organic rolled oats, soy protein isolate, organic cane syrup, organic roasted soybeans, rice flour, cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate‡, cocoa‡, organic soy flour, organic high oleic sunflower oil, organic oat fiber, alkalized cocoa‡, natural flavors, cocoa butter‡, sea salt, barley malt extract, soy lecithin. ‡rainforest alliance certified™ vitamins & minerals: dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ascorbic acid (vit. c), dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vit. e), beta carotene (vit. a), niacinamide (vit. b3), ergocalciferol (vit. d2), thiamine mononitrate (vit. b1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vit. b6), riboflavin (vit. b2), cyanocobalamin (vit. b12). contains soy. may contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and wheat.

Nutrition (per 2.4-ounce bar): 250 calories, 5g fat, 44g carbs, 4g fiber, 21g sugars (includes 20g added sugars), 9g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 15% calcium, 15% iron, 10% vitamin E, 15% thiamin, 15% riboflavin, 25% niacin, 10% vitamin B6, 25% vitamin b12, 25% magnesium.*

Cool Mint Chocolate

Clif Bars Reviews, Info, and Best Sellers! All naturally dairy-free and vegan.Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, organic rolled oats, soy protein isolate, organic cane syrup, organic roasted soybeans, rice flour, cocoa‡, organic soy flour, organic high oleic sunflower oil, organic cane sugar, organic oat flour, organic oat fiber, natural flavors, alkalized cocoa‡, organic cocoa butter‡, sunflower oil, salt, barley malt extract, green tea extract (contains caffeine), unsweetened chocolate‡, soy lecithin, baking soda. ‡rainforest alliance certified™ vitamins & minerals: dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ascorbic acid (vit. c), dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vit. e), beta carotene (vit. a), niacinamide (vit. b3), ergocalciferol (vit. d2), thiamine mononitrate (vit. b1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vit. b6), riboflavin (vit. b2), cyanocobalamin (vit. b12). contains soy. may contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and wheat.

Nutrition (per 2.4-ounce bar): 250 calories, 5g fat, 44g carbs, 4g fiber, 20g sugars (includes 19g added sugars), 9g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 15% calcium, 15% iron, 10% vitamin E, 15% thiamin, 15% riboflavin, 25% niacin, 10% vitamin B6, 25% vitamin b12, 20% magnesium.*

Clif Bars Reviews, Info, and Best Sellers! All naturally dairy-free and vegan.

More Clif Bar Flavors

Please note that the entire line of classic Clif Bars is dairy-free and vegan by ingredients. But their Builders line does contain milk. For more details on their other products, see our Luna Bars Review.

They also have Seasonal Clif Bars available during limited times of the year.

CLIF Bar Seasonal Holiday Flavors Reviews and Information

The Facts on Clif Bars

Price: $1.29 per 2.4-ounce bar

Availability: Clif Bars are sold at major grocery stores, natural food stores, and convenience stores across the U.S. They’re easy to find. But I’ve still bought them online often. It’s easier to find the flavor(s) you want and always at a good price. You an buy them from online stores like Amazon and Vitacost.

Certifications: Clif Bars are Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Clif Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without peanuts and tree nuts, but obviously, nuts are present on the line. Most varieties are made without wheat, but they are not gluten-free (they contain barley malt, and the company doesn’t use certified gluten-free oats).

For More Product Information: Visit the Clif Bar website at www.clifbar.com.

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Excellent

5.0 rating
May 26, 2020

Excellent. Love these bars.

Dom

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April 14, 2020

Surprised that all are dairy free. I’m now in love with this brand ?

Plantbasedgirl

Best-seller for over 20 years

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February 15, 2020

Many brands have tried to replace them, but Clif Bars (all dairy-free) have remained a North American best-seller for over 20 years – and for good reason – they taste pretty darn good, are quite filling, and have a respectable nutrient load. I don’t buy these bars much anymore, since there are other brands with lower sugars and without soy protein isolates. But when we were buying them regularly, our favorite flavors were the Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, and Carrot Cake.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

8 Comments

    • They do have a “may contain traces of milk” statement on their packaging. This is voluntary. The absence or presence of a “may contain” statement doesn’t make a product safe or unsafe. If dealing with a severe / sensitive food allergy, you must always contact the manufacturer to discuss their processes and decide if they are safe for your needs. All foods are at risk for potential cross-contamination.

  1. I was so excited by the statement above where you say “Clif Bars are all dairy-free” so I went on to their site to make sure. Unfortunately this is not true. Yes indeed some of their bars are dairy-free but some are not. Everyone should still read the ingredients. Here is a link to their site with a list of allergen concerns and the dairy free bars and dairy bars. http://www.clifbar.com/dietary-considerations

    • Haroon, the “Clif Bars” are all dairy free – according to that list, too. Some of their other bar types (like Luna Protein) contain dairy. There is also a “may contain” column that you might be looking at, which indicates these products are made on shared lines with a dairy ingredient. It doesn’t mean that there is any dairy in the the product. It means there is potential risk for cross-contamination with the allergen – typically trace amounts if any. These are voluntary statements. It is best to contact the company directly to learn about their allergen processes if trace cross-contamination could be a concern for you.